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what tubing to make a top mount

Old 03-11-2009, 10:45 AM
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i need to see what grade of tube i need to make a top mount and if this machine could make the work - Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices
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Old 03-11-2009, 02:35 PM
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maybe some more info would help.
what turbo.
what car.

i used sch 10 SS.
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Old 03-11-2009, 09:20 PM
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yes you can use that machine but your welds are not going to look as pretty as a tig welded manifold! but it iwll work ihave never really tried to run stainless wire throgh my mig but i know i trided to run aluminum through it and the wire kept binding up cuz its so soft and its got to try to push it all the way through from the machine out the handle!!!

but good luck man with you manifold.. i am makin a down pipe here in the next couple days just mild steel down pipe nothing special
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Old 03-11-2009, 09:41 PM
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i dont care about the look i just want to make a top mount turbo is gonna be for a t3t4 and is gonna go on a drag racing crx only i dont care about how the weld look is not gonna be for auto show is for drag only

any pic of your home made top mount to get some idea thank you guys
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Old 03-11-2009, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by sharkreef25 View Post
i dont care about the look i just want to make a top mount turbo is gonna be for a t3t4 and is gonna go on a drag racing crx only i dont care about how the weld look is not gonna be for auto show is for drag only

any pic of your home made top mount to get some idea thank you guys
you will will care about your welds man or you'll be re-welding every other day. You want really good welds, esp. if your going drag only. and if i were you i'd use 302 ss construction, at least 1/2" thick and make sure you full backpurge tig weld it.
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Old 03-11-2009, 10:09 PM
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chuck some flux core and bird ---- weld that bad boy. It'll be perfect. sch10ss is what you want.
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Old 03-13-2009, 05:57 PM
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The welder you listed will do an ok job if you know how to weld. If you do use this welder you need to make sure that all of your joints are free of contamination and properly beveled before welding. Also you need a gap of at least 3/32" to get full penetration. I would say practice on some scrap pipe first to get your wire speed, gap and heat setting right first.
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:12 PM
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That's plenty of welder for what you are doing. I made a top mount out of a cheap header with a 110v welded once. It worked fine
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:59 PM
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ok my friend is the one that is gonna do the manifold im gonna practice for future jobs

need pic om any top mount to have some idea thank you guys
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Old 03-28-2009, 04:06 AM
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i had the $100 flux core version. it ------- sucked. tore up with a quickness. once it was beyond the time to fix it i threw it away & burned the leads & transformer down in the backyard to get the 5-10+lbs of copper wire in it. took that to the metal scrap yard and got (seems like) over $30 for it.

No point to the HF welders. The wire units ------- suck. Unreliable and practically no voltage control. The TIG is okay but you can add what $50-100 and get a larger riland with HF.
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