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Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:17 pm
by joelzy
turboedbug wrote:See how the temps are when cruzing on a highway. Kinda curious what your fan cycles will be

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Yeah we’ll see, im expecting to have to change it up but would love it if this works haha.



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Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:25 pm
by turboedbug
O ya it would be awesome if it works out.

My setup has the radiator up front but its concealed by the hood. It cycles normaly while cruzing around town but any sustained driving 45 mph plus it turns on all the time.

I am fixing this issue....but not quite sure how yet. Still in the works lol



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Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:19 am
by joelzy
decided to have a go at the exhaust myself. at least make it drivable for now.
Time to step it up and learn to tig, what better way to do that than building an exhaust?(there are probably much better ways)

Was just going to buy some pipe but figured i'd contributed to this one local muffler shop enough that maybe they would hook it up with some scrap for cheap. low and behold, they just gave it to me so i'm only out the welding materials so far.
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this was my first grab but i'm planning on swinging by again for some more as the manager said to come back anytime.
had pretty good luck welding the 2" together with no filler as long as i got the pieces butted together pretty well. I know it isn't the prettiest but this is my second time with the tig ever. criticism welcome.
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not sure if this will make it on the car in the end or not but its worth the practice. doing a few piecuts to turn backwards from the factory manifold position. Any issue welding the factory manifold material to this mild exhaust pipe?

Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:27 pm
by petew
That's a pretty decent first effort with a TIG. Keep going. By the end of that exhaust, you'll be really neat. :)

Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:39 pm
by turboedbug
ya looking good for a first timer!

my tig welding machine just died looks like i gotta upgrade.

been tossing the idea around about a everlast or a alpha tig

what machine ya using?

cant beat free materials!

Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:29 am
by joelzy
Thank you guys! glad to have a chance to learn something that i've always wanted to be able to do.

My wife bought me the Alphatig for xmas after a friend recommended it. Cheap enough to get going and has the ability to weld aluminum so i'm not complaining at all :)

I have a 4 day weekend coming up so i hope to make some serious progress during that time

Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:31 pm
by petew
I won't ask you how many times you got the electrode stuck to the metal. I know how many times I did it. LOL :D

Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:32 pm
by joelzy
petew wrote:I won't ask you how many times you got the electrode stuck to the metal. I know how many times I did it. LOL :D

Hahahahahaha
Lets just say i spent more time sharpening my tungsten than welding


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Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:34 pm
by turboedbug
Lol stuck electrode hahahah

u walking the cup? Running a tig finger?



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Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:25 pm
by petew
joelzy wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:32 pm
petew wrote:I won't ask you how many times you got the electrode stuck to the metal. I know how many times I did it. LOL :D

Hahahahahaha
Lets just say i spent more time sharpening my tungsten than welding


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:roll: :lol: Guilty as charged, your honor! :lol:

EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:32 am
by joelzy
petew wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:25 pm
Guilty as charged, your honor!
Nothing like sharpening the electrode just to get it stuck 2 seconds into a weld. Can't tell you how many times i did it but that is the biggest motivator to get better at this.
turboedbug wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:34 pm
Lol stuck electrode hahahah
u walking the cup? Running a tig finger?
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Trying to get used to it and steady my hand. when i can i use the cup but not always able to.
I'm currently running a trigger, seems easier than the foot pedal to me while standing.
Also switched to a 1/16" electrode and filler and that helped tremendously with the thinner pieces.

Welp, i was going to try to use at least a little of the factory manifold but that didn't give me enough clearance so i took it down to the flange.

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Quickly learned that the most tedious part would be cleaning up the edges
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had a little trouble welding the thick ass flange to a thin mild pipe but got the hang of it... ish
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A friend was helping who is equally as new/bad with a tig so we definitely overdid some of the welds to make sure they fully penetrated and filled any gaps so some parts are super ugly but i'm hoping it'll get better each time.

Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:14 pm
by petew
Man, that's hardcore. I would have just bought a few mandrel bends and used them instead. But you're doing well there. :)

Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:48 pm
by joelzy
haha thanks man, thought about buying 90s but figured i had all this free straight pipe, might as well give it a go and get a ton of welding practice while I'm at it

Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:27 pm
by panel
:+1:

EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:20 pm
by joelzy
got the other header built, i know its not the best but I'm getting better so i'll take it. less filler too
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Also realized the inlets for this old monza style muffler i have(from when the car was still air-cooled) are about the same size as the piping I'm running.
Thinking that instead of merging the two sides on the passenger side(similar to the factory manifold) then going to a muffler and out, this might just do and save me a ton of work, at least for the time being. Anyone see any issue running this?
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i can't imagine there should be with a 1.8, especially as tiny as that factory exhaust was.

Had to move a coolant pipe a bit to make it fit but it wasn't too bad and I'm definitely glad i went with the "flexible" hoses. quotes because they are a major PITA to bend or reform

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