[e//S2] is it possible to weld cast aluminum to extruded??

Peter Schulz peschulz at cisco.com
Fri Aug 15 15:42:55 EDT 2003

At 09:29 AM 8/26/2003 -0700, Ben Nesbitt wrote:
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>The reason I ask is that I was thinking I could just lop off the plenum of my AAN intak maifold and weld a big tube on the runners.  That way I can move the TB to the front ala Dahlback style.  People want outrageous sums for these simple hunks of metal - whether its 3b or MTM - and it's pissing me off.  I'll be dammed if I'm gonna pay $300-$700 for a damned aluminum doorstop.
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Isn't the Dahlback IM a blend of cast and extruded?

even if it isnt, Jim Green and Javad Shadzi have welded up there own EMs...Martin Pajak has done cad drawings on the same.

I see NO reason at all why someone with a TIG gun cant put this together....even a MIG or Stick welder would allow you to tack something together and then bring it to a pro ....


Peter Schulz
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