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Old 01-27-2022, 06:28 AM
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I'll jump on that train! So freaking BA looking!
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Old 01-27-2022, 12:56 PM
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I finally got your part shipped this morning. They said it should get to you this Monday.

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Old 01-27-2022, 01:21 PM
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I'll jump on that train! So freaking BA looking!
Thanks Pal!
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Old 01-27-2022, 01:56 PM
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That sir, is sick! Quality build. Elephant motors with two fours rock! Enjoy your hot tub.
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Old 01-27-2022, 08:01 PM
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Old 01-27-2022, 08:03 PM
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That sir, is sick! Quality build. Elephant motors with two fours rock! Enjoy your hot tub.
Thank you Turbo!
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Old 01-29-2022, 09:01 PM
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I say that word header build with a pit in my stomach. I'd so much like to be able to but a set and bolt em on but here we go.

First I have a question.... are there any issues tacking the tubes to the header while the flanges are bolted to the heads? Obviously I can't be burning thru....I'm just talking light tacks to get all the tubing in place. I had visions of arcing across the clyinders / pistons ect. I suppose not any different than welding my motor mounts in-place but felt I needed to ask.

So I bought some U tubes and a cool template / jig for marking pie cuts for the short ells I have to fab up. I saw a cool cutting plate for my chop saw online and fabbed one up. I cut my first ell and it took a lot of fit work with the belt sander to make it fit nice.

I wasted some time on fitting the first piece until I realized the straights coming out of the header flange were not flat / square.

I sliced 2.5" out of the straight run of the first primary to bring the tubes / collector in closer to the frame.....Don't have a picture of the tighter first run yet. But there is a pic of them looking too long.

I'm not sure how I am going to tack these small ells in....I need to make some sort of clamp....

One more question.... would it be a problem if I wanted to use a backing ring on the straight welds? I believe 1 7/8 OD would slide into my 2" 18 gauge tightly....

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Old 01-29-2022, 09:06 PM
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Trying the pictures again....got that missing token error
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Old 01-29-2022, 09:13 PM
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Here we go
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Old 01-30-2022, 06:28 AM
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Your ok to weld with the flanges bolted to the engine, just make sure your ground clamp has a good contact on the tube you are welding on. I wouldn't put a backer inside it will impeed flow. I order 16 gauge elbows so the welding is easier, 18 gauge takes real low heat on the welder.
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