[e//S2] is it possible to weld cast aluminum to extruded??
chris.miller at infofoundry.com
Fri Aug 15 15:54:56 EDT 2003
I'd look at the current setup first. Are the runners all equal length and size? They're probably optimized to allow equal air flow to each cylinder; moving the intake port to the opposite side may mess that up, unless you do some porting. Might be significant, might not... might have more effect off boost, might not...
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From: Peter Schulz [mailto:peschulz at cisco.com]
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2003 2:43 PM
To: Ben Nesbitt
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Subject: Re: [e//S2] is it possible to weld cast aluminum to extruded??
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 ....
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