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Old 02-10-2016, 08:28 AM
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I think Jaysin's assessment of how long this will take is pretty accurate. I know I've gotten into 40 hours of work on supermodified headers in mild steel. And that doesn't include all the pie cutting and welding you would be into for Ti since there aren't mandrel bends readily available.

I'm not trying to discourage you from doing this, but I would also hate to see you head down the same path I've been down several times: Way underestimating the time/expense involved in a project and hating life. All of those experiences have been really valuable to me, but not always for the right reasons...

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Old 02-10-2016, 03:44 PM
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i do understand you guys think the over all cost is low. but the first couple sets would be for good friends of mine that have helped me out a ton over the years. im not going to gouge them on the labor. hell the one guy does all my engine machine work for nothing and gives me all the parts at his cost. id still be making money, just not as much as i would be off of someone off the street. and after a few sets if other people decide they would want some, id have a pretty good idea on how much labor is involved and charge accordingly. my main reason for the post was just to see if you guys had any good suppliers for the material. i didnt think it would take the turn it did lol
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Old 02-10-2016, 03:49 PM
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I think rather than pie cut, you should try to find someone with a mandrel bender to crank out a few u-bends for you. For example, these guys all advertise mandrel bending ti:
http://www.bobsmuffler.com/mandrel.htm
http://www.stainlessheaders.com/mandrelbends

That would smooth the bends and considerably simplify the header build. I can't imagine they would charge a ton to make you a few u-bends.
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Old 02-10-2016, 04:44 PM
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i do understand you guys think the over all cost is low. but the first couple sets would be for good friends of mine that have helped me out a ton over the years. im not going to gouge them on the labor. hell the one guy does all my engine machine work for nothing and gives me all the parts at his cost. id still be making money, just not as much as i would be off of someone off the street. and after a few sets if other people decide they would want some, id have a pretty good idea on how much labor is involved and charge accordingly. my main reason for the post was just to see if you guys had any good suppliers for the material. i didnt think it would take the turn it did lol
I hope that we are not beating up on ya too badly; I'm sure that is not the intent.

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