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Old 06-14-2012, 10:13 PM   #61
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Baron: I'm super jelly, need tig welder STAT!!
Sell a whole bunch of manifold flanges. I'm just using the el-cheapo Eastwood TIG 200. It's surprisingly good for being so cheap. I really need to upgrade to a real gas lens and larger cup though, some spots were getting dull and chalky looking even with lots of post flow.
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:44 PM   #62
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I understand, but if I'm paying shipping for a turbo flange and then paying separate shipping for a head flange I don't see much opportunity for savings when weir tech is already at $28 and $12 + ship.
Good point. Will see what I can do!
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:35 PM   #63
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hurry up and make these flanges so we can see how pretty I can mig one together
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:41 PM   #64
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hurry up and make these flanges so we can see how pretty I can mig one together
Looking forward to build thread for mani.
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you aren't even subscribed to my current build thread and yet you're already asking for another
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still better than what I'm doing right now.

Sitting here naked, eating cheetos and watching ****.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:20 AM   #67
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I'm wearing boxer briefs and shoes. My goddamn dog ate a biscuit under my desk and it's too late to start up the vacuum cleaner. I hate stepping in crumbs, hence the shoes.
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I'm wearing boxer briefs and shoes. My goddamn dog ate a biscuit under my desk and it's too late to start up the vacuum cleaner. I hate stepping in crumbs, hence the shoes.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:23 AM   #69
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it's not ------- funny, man. what if someone sees me like this?
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:46 PM   #70
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More progress today. The next step is going to be tricky figuring out how to blend the middle runners in.



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Old 06-15-2012, 09:41 PM   #71
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Looks a little steep, u sure turbo not hit block?
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:08 PM   #72
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Not 100% certain turbo no hit block. But I followed this drawing that Turbo Tim did (which he is super awesome for providing) for Wayne_curr in his thread. It's pretty close to the 30* that his drawings suggested. And if all else fails, it's only held together with a few tack welds if I have to break it apart again.

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Old 06-15-2012, 11:54 PM   #73
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goddamn bro that looks good
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easy peasy





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how did you flatten the ends? hammer? squeeze between *** cheeks?
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how did you flatten the ends? hammer? squeeze between *** cheeks?
x2, and how close is the pipe oval to the flange oval? did you transition grind it?
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:29 PM   #77
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I hit it with a hammer a bunch of times, but I think a vice would have been easier and worked better. It's pretty close to the same oval. There are a few small areas that will need to be smoothed out, but good enough for me. You can sort of see the overhang in this pic. The other pipe is a little better than this one too.

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Vise smashy.
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These els are cast, right? And are you guys heating them up prior to reshaping to oval? I imagine it would be difficult to bend the stuff otherwise but idk.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:14 PM   #80
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They're cast steel and not too hard to bend without heat. When all else fails, get a bigger hammer.

Baron: Nice progress man!!!



Still haven't heard back from a single place about my flange quote. Starting to get pissed here.......
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