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Old 06-14-2012, 12:09 AM   #21
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Also, now I am not so sure that Schedule 10 wouldn't be fine. Wall thickness is .109" vs .145 so plenty there. Weld Els go down to $4.95 for 1 1/2" long radius stainless els in schedule 10. As a matter of fact, I may have used schedule 10. Pretty sure I did.

You have to put one end in the vise to smash it down to oval it to match the ports in the head flange but it's no biggie.
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Ok bro thanks

I need to grab some pieces and add them to my pile of parts
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whatever the hell we used was definitely WAY thick and could have been half as thick and would have probably still held up. so yeah

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Ok bro thanks

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shoulda grabbed my collector when you had the chance, gay jewfuck
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So which to use?
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if I was doing that same exact mani again, I'd pick up something a tad thinner and in mild only cause IDGAF about rust in CA and neither should you in FL

would probably be a lot easier to work with and cheaper
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So which to use?
Go with http://www.acestainless.com/weld-els schedule 10

Are you TIG welding? If not, go mild steel. It's easier to cut and it DGAF what filler you use. Prices are actually higher for mild steel over stainless but a couple of bucks would be less headaches cutting the els.

http://www.acestainless.com/butt-wel.../pfbw-l90-h4cs

$7.75 each and only the thicker schedule 40 available here.

Schedule 40 will be more tolerant of shitty cutting and fitment as you can put more heat into the gap and the heavier wall will help bail you out.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:23 AM   #27
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I will be cutting them myself, then either MIGing myself or taking them to my buddy who's a pro IG bro.

Which is better, you think? Manifold will need to hold up to stiff track abuse.
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Heavier is always better? Safer? IDK, but you can't go wrong doing the schedule 40 mild steel.
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So, bro, mig or tig?
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Tig it, if you have the resources why not? If it becomes pricy taking it to someone to tig it then mig it yourself. There is no reason why you can't do nice looking mig welds.
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Check local pipe suppliers for weld-els. Found a place in up the street in Riverside that gets $3.80ea for sch40 1.5 els. They're mild, though.
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Now the kicker:

As far as track abuse is concerned, DIY mod log weld-el or FM cast log?
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:12 AM   #33
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Holy crap!




TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS TO SHIP A FLANGE???????????
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:26 AM   #34
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Yo dog what site is that from?
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http://www.weir-tech.com

The mild steel flange is only $22 bucks, but $25 to ship a 3 pound item?

Unless Tim gets back to me it's by far the cheapest place I've found.

JGS $78.50+ship
WittyWorks $80.00+ship
Straight Line Specialties $55.00+ship (CNC Machined)
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Bro I have a plasma cutter in my garage. I might make one.
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I'm about to make it my personal mission to mass produce a couple hundred of these things and sell them at twenty bux a whack.......
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So I have a friend with a "robotic" tabletop plasma cutter and the ability to program shapes into it...
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Gimme a day or so and I'll have a .dwg file of a flange. lol
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No promises but I'll give him a call tomorrow. He usually has contracts or other jobs so idk if he could even get around to it in a timely manner. For reference, it took him four months to get around to making some brackets for a shelf I was building (took him a grand total of 10 mins to make once he was free).
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