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Offline Peter Jack

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1170 on: July 04, 2010, 10:35:22 AM »
It's "Type B".

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1171 on: July 04, 2010, 12:43:00 PM »

  How do you use this flux?

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1172 on: July 04, 2010, 01:11:11 PM »

  How do you use this flux?

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John,

Here is some information that might come in handy.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1173 on: July 04, 2010, 01:25:24 PM »

  How do you use this flux?

           JL222

John,

Here is some information that might come in handy.

Tom G.

http://www.solarflux.com/Pages/Productinfo.html

 Thanks for the replys guys I think I'll pick some of that flux up.

             JL222

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1174 on: July 04, 2010, 09:00:16 PM »
John, if you have some reading time this weekend go to www.burnsstainless.com. Lots of welding tips.
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1175 on: July 06, 2010, 09:58:30 PM »
We are getting closer with the headers, tomorrow we will be finnished tacking all the pipes except the tips.  We will be bringing the front end down to the shop so we can get the final fit of the end pieces.  We should be completely done with the headers sometime next week. :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1176 on: July 09, 2010, 09:55:53 AM »
We put the front end on the car and finished shaping the passenger side header.  The final welding and reassembly to be completed by Monday.....ish. :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1177 on: July 09, 2010, 10:08:10 AM »
Monday? elmo is this sunday. I will have to wait till Bonneville  :|

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1178 on: July 09, 2010, 11:38:08 AM »
John, if you have some reading time this weekend go to www.burnsstainless.com. Lots of welding tips.

  Thanks Michael... lots of fabrication tips also which we can use on unfinished left side header.
  Good luck at El Mirage, I'll be thinking of you in foggy Santa Barbara.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1179 on: July 10, 2010, 11:45:50 AM »
We picked up some stainless straps for the headers, supplied the shop with a new tank, solar flux and after a little searching found some methanol to mix with the flux.   :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1180 on: July 14, 2010, 11:55:12 AM »
Ok, its been a little while and now that my computer is back online I can update with pictures. :-D  Here are some pictures of the passenger side header that is nearly complete. 















Since the headers have been completely tacked and in position we started to completely weld the pipes.

First a test weld.



What it looks like with inert gas charge.





final weld on one of the pipes.




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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1181 on: July 16, 2010, 10:48:55 AM »
Still lots of welding to do.  We finished the passenger side header yesterday and will start welding the second header today.  Some photos ofcourse. :-D

Welding the tube to the flange.



Welding the bungs for the EGT's





We didn't have much room on top of the pipes for EGT's, so they are underneath. :wink:



The top view of the headers.



It took us forever to get the bends where we wanted them, but we finally finished one and are done shaping the other.  Final welding in 100+ heat is no fun either.   :cheers:
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1182 on: July 16, 2010, 11:02:51 AM »
Your build diary is fantastic.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1183 on: July 16, 2010, 01:35:30 PM »
Thanks Freud, sometimes I wonder if I'm posting too much info and people will start getting bored with the thread. :mrgreen:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1184 on: July 16, 2010, 01:53:39 PM »
No way guys,keep posting,enquiring minds love your posts :-D

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