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Old 04-16-2005, 00:52   #1 (permalink)
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thoughts on turbo manifold

I found this page on making a manifold, It looks allright to me, but could it be made better? Im making one for a ea falcon so i need some ideas.


http://www.toyotaperformance.com/turbo_header.htm
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Old 04-16-2005, 02:24   #2 (permalink)
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Looks very good to me.
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thats basically how mine was made?
What do u mean by "how could it be better?"

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looks fairly standard for a custom made header. Sometimes you cant get things ideal, either because of space, or you simply cant fabricate it how you would like. dont know about using a hole saw, do yourself a favor and get someone to laser cut the flanges. much easier!
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Re: thoughts on turbo manifold

Where the pipes join before collector approx 1/2 can be cut from each primery pipe and joined to the shape of a 4 leaf clover.So the gasses are still condensed before entering turbo..Much like collectors are done on extractors...
Go to most exhaust shops that make extractors etc..They'll have flange plates there....Bolting f/ plate to some rsj and mildly preheating whole plate helps with warping and cracking also....Either way though you are not building a F 1 engine....
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I just had another look, the collector is bassically the only different thing on it, like EBxr said, thats the thing you would look at changing maybe.

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I had a go on my pipes yesterday, hers a pic. Unusually good welding from me too lol.
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That is a nice weld there. What welder/settings/pipe was that if you dont mind me asking?
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arc welder, about 80 amps 2.5mm satincraft 13 rod. The pipe is 3.2mm steel i think.
What would it cost to get a manifold like this ceramic coated like that 4cyl one? That coating makes it look a lot better
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Thats arc welded?? woah..
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