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Old 04-26-2013, 04:21 PM   #561
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i dont mind constructive criticism like jim is trying to give. from an experienced proven fabricator but an opinion that is just pathetic enough to just say it looks like shit is not worth my time. if you dont like it then i wont make you one, ok.

every runner and angle has a reason. when you trying to fit a 3" dp, 1 3/4" dump tube, 3" charge piping, along with all the other factory components. we will see soon enough what it will do on the dyno.

now to jim's questions that are worth my time.

im running 110amp as max on the machine and i have no idea what its running while im welding with the pedal, i just judge by the puddle.

i knife edged all the pieces before i put them together on the final weld. i did a fusion root pass on a couple then a cover pass and a couple with out and decided i was getting plenty of penetration with out the root pass. after welding the out side of the flanges i fusion welded around the inside as well. i'll take you some pics if you want

for my next manifold im stilling thinking about switching to mild steel or switching to tri mix mig for the manifold and just use my tig for aluminum.

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Old 04-26-2013, 09:57 PM   #563
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i dont mind constructive criticism like jim is trying to give. from an experienced proven fabricator but an opinion that is just pathetic enough to just say it looks like shit is not worth my time. if you dont like it then i wont make you one, ok.

every runner and angle has a reason. when you trying to fit a 3" dp, 1 3/4" dump tube, 3" charge piping, along with all the other factory components. we will see soon enough what it will do on the dyno.

now to jim's questions that are worth my time.

im running 110amp as max on the machine and i have no idea what its running while im welding with the pedal, i just judge by the puddle.

i knife edged all the pieces before i put them together on the final weld. i did a fusion root pass on a couple then a cover pass and a couple with out and decided i was getting plenty of penetration with out the root pass. after welding the out side of the flanges i fusion welded around the inside as well. i'll take you some pics if you want

for my next manifold im stilling thinking about switching to mild steel or switching to tri mix mig for the manifold and just use my tig for aluminum.

Tim

Looks like you can use almost full pedal on the flange if you move a little faster. or do 3/4 pedal and a slower pace. with this much amps you will have to focus the arc more on the flange side but you will be able to get a better looking as well as a better weld. dont be afraid to feed that wire in there since you will be on more amps. I dont do any root passes and get full penetration as well.
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imagine that...contructive criticism and advice all in one post! what a day!
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any idea on final price for a manifold id be down to give one a try on my contour build if id have room for an adapter for my gt28
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i think for my final kit im going to building log style manifolds with the same turbo location. it will be a lot easier for me to keep the price down and they will still be able to make plenty of power. i can still make a tubular manifold like this one on request but price will be higher. i'll be ordering the parts to build a log manifold very soon. the plan on the price for the tubular is about 550 and log about 300-350.

im trying to get the cost down enough for me to offer a "byot" kit for 1200

why would you need an adapter to run a gt28?

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my first two welds on the dp butt welds weren't as good but i got it on the third lol








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