Hot air 3" down pipe improvement

Discussion in 'Hot Air (non-intercooled) Tech' started by crashedout1, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. blacknight80

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    Awesome work

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    I didn't have a 45 in the shiny stuff lol have to buff it up I guess. I found the best way to make the waste gate hump was by figuring out how big of a cavity is required and mark it out. Then split the area with a plasma cutter and peel it up. Then us a piece of scrap pipe and cut it into a triangular piece and beat the piss out of until it fits over the hump. It's tough covering the opening and ensuring you have enough room for your bolts. I think I might stud the hole furthest forward on the turbo.
     
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    Nice yea bolts are a issue
     
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    you should go to center care
     
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    Well it's welded. Gonna take the flapper wheel to it. Apparently the welders in Alberta are still charging oil patch rates......500 bucks to weld it ouch. Should have got a quote figured it would have been a couple hundred. O well. Should I wrap it?[​IMG]
     
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    That's insane pricing. I would have been pissed off, I would have said keep the pipe.
     
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    Took me by surprise. It's a really small town and I think they spent the 5.5 hours on it but I don't think they needed to but I'll just look at buying a used tug welder now. Lesson learned. I'm still slightly cheaper then the gbody pipe by the time I pay exchange, dutie and shipping.

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    Looks nice.

    $500.........I would definately have a tig welder instead. Of course then I would have to learn how to use it.(y)
     
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    I would say no, don't wrap it, if u do condensation will form on the inside of the pipe and it will eventually corrode, better off having it done with JETHOT coating.
     
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    Great thanks for the input.

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    Blacknight, is that a no AC car? I wish I had that much room!!!! I just got done with my 3" DP and I had so little room, I had to take off the front wheel to put the V band clamp on! Also, too bad you're so far away, I'd have welded that up for you for a six pack of beer, lol.
     
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    I pulled the a.c and replaced it with a heat only box. It came with electronic touch climate that didn't work right and i wanted to tidy up the engine bay so out it came.


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    What's funny . . If you remove all accessories, there is enough room to hide a dead hooker in the engine bay. Start adding the "crap" and it's tighter than speedo swim wear. Wouldn't own one without AC though.
     
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    So true. One of these days I'll gain some of that space back when I go to electric fans up front. Won't really help with what I'm doing now though, unfortunately.
     
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    So true. I'm up in Canada so we only get above 100 a handful of times in the summer so it's not bad. Open the astro roof and roll the Windows and she's nice. I don't think I would want to sit in traffic though lol.

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    I had one and a half U bends left over from a previous project and I used all of it to make my 3" DP. If I had a full two, I probably would have used just about all of it. I cheated a little to make what I had work.
     

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