B16Swt's Turbo/Track Build

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  1. B16Swt

    B16Swt Boosted Staff Member Donator

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    Manifold is coming along.
    2" pipe was heated and rolled to match the collector to get a nice flow of gases. IMG_3343.JPG IMG_3344.JPG
    Inlet v band mocked up.
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    Tacked in place and test fitted.
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    Fair play for taking on this challenge! looks like its going to work well. Are you going to back purge when welding? If not I would seriously consider doing so to ensure a nice proper strong weld. keep bringing the updates
     
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    Thanks! I like do like a challenge!
    Yeh man I'll purge the manifold and downpipe. I usually use tin foil to block the holes and I've got a spare argon canister that I use for purging.
    It's only tacked ATM for mocking up.
     
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    Put the log manifold on the engine stand today with the old turbo housing and old downpipe so I could make a jig for the new downpipe.
    It's very g-fab but it's all I had to hand!
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    This enables me to know where the downpipe has to go too.
     
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    Wastegate flange tacked on.
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    Jesse would be proud of that Gypsy fab haha! Looks awesome
     
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    jesse888 Ek9+Turbo+Nurburgring= Heaven Staff Member Donator

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    Hes clearly spent too much time around me, thats a masterful piece of Gfab!
     
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    Haha gypsy fab FTW!
    It is a work of art!
     
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    All of the coolant lines for the turbo and wastegate had to be re plumbed. That's all done :D only pipe left to do is the oil return for the turbo.
    All that's left to do now is to finish making the downpipe and wastegate tube.
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    jesse888 Ek9+Turbo+Nurburgring= Heaven Staff Member Donator

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    I like how you make your bends, leave a huge gap and stick a pie cut in
     
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    It's the only way I could do it tbh, I don't really have the kit to make proper bends. To any real fabricator it probably looks like a piece of s**t but it worked!
     
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    Deans96r Attempting TRACK! Donator

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    That's going to be mint! FairPlay doing it yourself looks like a pig of a job lol
     
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    Thanks man :)) it was a bit of a fiddle. Time will tell if it works
     
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    She's running again! :drool:
     
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