Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum - View Single Post - The TICK build thread
View Single Post
Old 02-03-2013, 12:11 PM   #41
200two-zx3
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
200two-zx3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Fan#: 108491
Location: between the lakes, MI
What I Drive: 2002 blue zx3

Posts: 42
FF Reputation: 2 200two-zx3 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Magus2727 View Post
Got the header welded up.





Use a MIG welder with Argon to go the welding. While welding the header patch the setting was a bit hot so did blow through a few small areas. was able to weld up the holes and used my Oxygen Acetylene torch to reheat and flow the weld to require less grinding.

I was able to get the EGR bung flown quite nicely and requires no real grinding. Could not get the patch as nice looking so has required more grinding.

I got the patch welded up on to the top side to take care of the large hole. I still have a little bit of grinding. that can be seen on the first image. I also need to grind down the inside, runner a little where the patch went. The two locations where I blew through the header has some blobs of weld on the inside that I want to grind down. Need to get one of the flex attachments to a dremmel so i can get the 3-4" into the runner and grind it down.

Unfortunately the oil pan was not as good.... it was fine when I did the MIG welding but worried that I did not have good flow or completely sealed off between the bung and the flange I think I ruined the pan.

I think I overheated the metal while I was flowing the metal. After getting the "slag" off I found the following.



I don't think this is salvageable. In my free time I may try to weld it up. But I plan on getting a pan from Tom. I think this welding may need to be done by a TIG or someone with a lot more experience than my self.
Very nice thread also nice job on the build you'll surely enjoy this engine
I am wondering what the bung is for on the oil pan?
__________________
Claim not, dynos prove all!
200two-zx3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote