EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

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Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Post by joelzy » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:17 pm

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

Post by turboedbug » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:25 pm

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

Post by joelzy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:19 am

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?

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Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Post by petew » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:27 pm

That's a pretty decent first effort with a TIG. Keep going. By the end of that exhaust, you'll be really neat. :)

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Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Post by turboedbug » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:39 pm

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?

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1969 beetle rolling subie power
Ej20k vf-22 roller bearing turbo
Wright gearbox pro street -soon to be suby 5 speed
EMS stinger 4424 ecu
Wide 5 discs all the way around

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Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Post by joelzy » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:29 am

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

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Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Post by petew » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:31 pm

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

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Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Post by joelzy » 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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Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Post by turboedbug » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:34 pm

Lol stuck electrode hahahah

u walking the cup? Running a tig finger?



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Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Post by petew » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:25 pm

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:

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