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Old 05-24-2012, 05:58 PM
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Ghetto Turbo Header Build

Since its slow around here and I am actually sort of working on a project, I figured I would post it up.
I am pretty much a novice but my brother said he doesnt care what it looks like as long as it works. Its going to be a log turbo manifold that is going on a ford turbo coupe motor thats going into a 1969 MGC..





the flange was bought off of ebay, the tube is 2" 304 schedule 40 the primaries will be 1.25" 304 weld ells.

I'll add some more later as I have some welding done that I havent taken pics of yet.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:32 PM
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Looks like you are going with a log style mani?
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:36 PM
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Looks like you are going with a log style mani?
Yes indeed. I would like to try a tube header, but due to space limitations it looked like it would be easier to fit this log in there...
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:56 PM
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Yes indeed. I would like to try a tube header, but due to space limitations it looked like it would be easier to fit this log in there...
I know where you are coming from. The motor in my rig has the factory cast manifold, which is pretty compact. A tubular one would be huge.

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Old 05-25-2012, 11:06 AM
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me too, no ghetto yet
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:45 PM
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progress

It took a while to make progress because I dont have any sort of notcher I had to cut/grind the weld els to fit onto the manifold pipe. Got the ells tig'd onto the pipe, and got the turbo flange tacked on and the header flange tacked on. I am going to weld the header flange on from the inside/engine side.
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I used solar flux on the backside, but don't know how much difference it makes..
This was my first real attempt at tig on a project, so its kinda ugly, but i made a couple welds that are not too bad


So now I just need to weld the header flange, finish welding the turbo flange, and cap the one end of the pipe. Hopefully my brother is ok with it, since he said "make it out of cheese if you want, as long as it works"

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Old 05-26-2012, 10:16 PM
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header flange welded

I was worried about how to keep the flange from warping since I couldn't bolt it to the head and put some tacks on the outside. I decided to clamp on this piece of bar and put my tacks on the inside

After I tacked them all I took the bar off and welded 1/3 way around each hole alternating cylinders until I had them all welded up and then



checked again with my "straight edge". Not too bad, but I'll probably have my buddy clean up the flange on his mill just to make sure its real flat
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:02 PM
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nice work...it's giving me some ideas :)
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