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Turbo Piping
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 27, 2003 6:50 PM
OK I need big time help here people, I've been building a Outlaw style 10 inch tire mustang drag car that has caused more problems than you could imagine. At first it gave me some problems with finding and fitting the right sized tire on the back aswell as finding a suitable race auto transmission for the project DONE. Now the last but not least pain in my side is with my motor, I've decided to drop in a Nascar 351 with a kit bashed sheetmetal style tunnel ram converted to EFI breathing through a monster turbo off of a Italeri Peterbilt kit. What advice I need is how to make the bent tubing to connect it all, now keep in mind these need to mimic something around 4 to 5 inches in 1/24 with tight bends, PLEASE any ideas to help me finally finish this project would be greatly appreciated. Sorry for the run on message.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 27, 2003 7:25 PM
geeze thats quite a pickle youre in. maybe you could try using some small solder or think wire.

http://www.briansmodelcars.com/tutorials/tutorial.asp?TutorialID=2&CurPage=1
click that if you want to know how to make an intercooler.

good luck and post some pics when youre done.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 27, 2003 10:35 PM
OH BABY that's got to be the best thing I've seen in so long, I was just finishing up my sealed air to water intercooler that doesn't require the detail of the fins but I do have a twin turbo Grand National that's in dire need of an intercooler without the extreme nature of a full track style cooler like I've made. BTW thanks for thelink.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 27, 2003 10:54 PM
could just use aluminum stock from your local LHS and bend it. Its real easy to bend with we do all the Custom Headers with this stuff and the looks are great also. Easy to polish and shine up.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 1:29 PM
Hi I have been working on two mustangs myself but I can't figure out the how I need to build the rear frame rails. Do you have any pics of your ride that I might could look at..
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Posted by dag65 on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 1:34 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Chas_Cochran

could just use aluminum stock from your local LHS and bend it. Its real easy to bend with we do all the Custom Headers with this stuff and the looks are great also. Easy to polish and shine up.

YEs and I suggest usin a K&S tubing bender or insert a wire into the tubing before you bend it so the it does not kink
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Posted by nascarjj on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 8:29 PM
Here is a tip. Try using brass rod. It may be a little tough to bend tight, but you don't have to worry about kinking like tubing. After its bent, paint it any color you choose. I did a roll bar set-up for a Jeep. I bent the rod around a sheet rock screw in a board and the results were great.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 10:01 PM
Anytime I build an exhaust with tight curves I use K&S Aluminum ROD. You'll pull your hair out trying to get tubing to do what you want! Sign - Ditto

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