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  • BBR
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    Well I finally got it to idle without burning my eyes. lol

    I ordered a JAW wideband controller yesterday so I can safely tune this thing. --> www.14point7.com

    The Hooker Maxflows do take the edge off the noise, but it isn't quiet by any stretch of the imagination.

    The roller rockers are quite noisy as well. Enough so that I pulled a vc and checked the lash. It was just where I set it. After a quick search, it seems noisy rockers are more common than I thought.

    Wifey will be out of town this weekend, so I will be able to finish up a lot of the little things I need to get done before I can drive it.

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  • BBR
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    It's a small Hypertherm. My super-duper awesome wife bought it for me last year.

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  • milner351
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    cool - what kind of plasma do you have?

    I'd really love to have a plasma and a tig before I tear into all the metal work on my '69 mach1.

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  • BBR
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    What's that old saying?!?!??!

    "Measure twice, cut once"????

    Well. I should have double checked before I broke out the plasma..... I didn't need a hole after all but the cutter is just too darn much fun.



    I think I'll just put a flat hood on later to make it sneakier.



    Small scoop on there for now.

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  • milner351
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    looks really nice- those welds look great considering you had to weld that on your back under the truck!

    that's a lot of fab work!

    I like the intake - amazing it all fits under the stock hood.

    X2 on the air filter relocation - get it into the fenderwell if you can - or at least up behind the headlight- if you can put it into a "box" that would even be better....

    all in time --- sure looks good! those headers must have taken lots of HOURS!!!!

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  • BBR
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    Yes, I agree. I am thinking of routing it farther forward and putting the filter pointing down just behind the headlight area.

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  • BluLightning
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    Looks excellent! You may want to move your intake more towards the front of the engine compartment so you're not sucking all that hot air off the headers.

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  • BBR
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    Finished motor pic.




    Exhaust is 99% done. Just needs some turn-downs on the ends. My welds look ugly with a camera flash but not so bad on person. lol




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  • BBR
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    In 3 years I can get antique plates and forgo any state vehicle inspection.

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  • BBR
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    The 'cat' is there because it is supposed to pass a visual inspection. No cat on an '86 = instant fail.

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  • Scott Liggett
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    Question. Why is there a Cat on this thing? Do you have emissions testing?

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  • BBR
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    I just bought 2 90 mandrel bends and a 6' stick of pipe. I will end up using only about 4' of the pipe.

    My wire is 0.030" and it seems to work fine on this tubing. This tubing is from a diesel truck shop and is better tubing (heavier) than typical parts-store stuff.

    I really need 2 more bends to make the dumps.

    I have never used a TIG, but they sure make pretty welds.

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  • milner351
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    we need a sound clip when you are done.

    Did you buy a "kit" of bends to build it?

    what wire are you using in your welder?

    I have an sp200 lincoln (big old monster) with .035 wire... I think it's too large diameter wire for exhaust tubing, not sure if I should get a spool of .025 or .030.

    what I really want is a tig - but, don't have the budget for it!

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  • BBR
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    Go the exhaust on the passenger side almost done last night. I was on my last weld and ran out of wire. It was really easier than I was expecting. In fact, had I not run out of wire, I could have had both sides 95% done. One mandrel "S" bend off the collector, into the cat, 24" straight back to the Hooker Maxflow. I just need a turnout at the end of the muff. They will exit just in front of the rear wheels.

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  • milner351
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    YUP!
    I figure they spent about $8k to put up a 25 foot tall blue spruce "fence"
    They are truly messed up in the head.

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