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AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/28/21 7:17 p.m.

Rerouted #4 because I couldn't not do it.

acceptable length range 16-1/8 to 17-5/16, so I picked 17" as my target.

2 = 16-1/2"

4 = 16-1/2"

2 and 4 get paired, so I'll add 1/2" to both

6 = 17"

8 = 16" so I'm going to make a small adjustment to get to 17" and they'll all be money.

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
2/28/21 7:45 p.m.

Thise look almost organic from that angle. Beautiful. 

vwcorvette (Forum Supporter)
vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
2/28/21 8:02 p.m.

And all this from former headers you cut up?

759NRNG (Forum Partidario)
759NRNG (Forum Partidario) UberDork
2/28/21 8:56 p.m.

Tonights episode 4-2-1  .....er maybe later this week.....where AngryC goes full pipeweldporn (PWP)....in hopes of  actually being present at the GWBW2021 challenge this October.  

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/28/21 10:33 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

Thanks man, I'm pretty happy with it so far.

In reply to vwcorvette :

It is the way of the challenger.

In reply to 759NRNG :

later this week, for sure. instead of tacking things together, I decided to do some math on collector angles and make a practice piece. For practice, you know? I learned, or I should say I was reminded, that I need a Bridgeport.

RacetruckRon
RacetruckRon GRM+ Memberand Dork
2/28/21 10:43 p.m.

Nice find on the extra set of Mag wheels. Don't go trading away those 18s this time. If you have no use for them I'll gladly take them off your hands. 

In reply to RacetruckRon :

Fri 8:00 PM: Dude posted ad.

Fri 11:30 PM: I replied with full price offer.

Sat 8:00 AM: Dude says OK, Sun 12PM meet up.

Sat 8:01 AM: I confirm.

Sat 9:00 AM: I schedule Sunday brunch date with wife at a nice spot not far from meeting place (for metro Detroiters, can confirm Marine City Fish Co has outstanding food at reasonable prices!)

Sun 10:30 AM: I text dude I'm on my way.

Sun 10:35 AM: Dude replies "Great! I had to mark the ad Pending because I got about 100 messages about them!"

Sun 10:36 AM: I breathe sigh of relief that he didn't sell them to someone else.

Sun 12:00 PM: I had all $20s and Dude didn't have change. I said "OK, $260 then." He said "$240." Cool. He told me he didn't know anything about Corvettes, and asked me if they were Magnesium. Another prospective buyer asked him and he didn't know. I told him yes, and that Corvette people like them because they're lighter. He said "Huh, that's cool."

Honestly, I like the thin spoke aluminums better, but I respect the rarity and the weight save. I'm going to weigh them tonight, will post comparison of C4 Sawblade Front, C5 Aluminum Front and Rear, and C5 Magnesium Front and Rear.

 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/3/21 12:01 p.m.

Wheel weights by type and size:

I was surprised to see the difference in the two C5 Mg Fronts. I have a bunch more of them to weigh, and I'm curious to see the variation in a larger population. I weighed each of the above twice, so I trust the numbers.

I also played around with making a merge collector for my primary tubes. First I did a little math:

Then I marked the tubes and ran them through the band saw:

This is just a practice piece to experiment with the band saw. I am encouraged.

 

Is anyone else seeing these pix distorted?

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa UltraDork
3/3/21 1:22 p.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Yup.  Something weird is going on with the new forum software.  Maybe rehost with imgur till it gets sorted?

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) PowerDork
3/3/21 1:45 p.m.

I just figured there was some reality distortion field affecting your thread.  Seemed as likely a reason as anything else.

759NRNG (Forum Partidario)
759NRNG (Forum Partidario) UberDork
3/3/21 7:58 p.m.

nothing here boss ....just your phat finnerz holding perfectly shaped metal shapes 

to be joined together with  prodigious amounts of heat/wire.....late

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UltraDork
3/3/21 10:50 p.m.

Distorted for me. This is the first photos that are distorted. A lot of others that people complain about look fine for mesurprise

TurnerX19 said:

Distorted for me. This is the first photos that are distorted. A lot of others that people complain about look fine for mesurprise

I posted from and viewed on my iPhone 11, and when I saw they were distorted I edited my post, deleted the pix, then added the pix and played around with height and width until they looked about right in the preview window. As they are now, viewing on my iPhone 11, only the end view of the collector looks too wide. The others look OK to me. Weird.

Indy "Nub" Guy
Indy "Nub" Guy PowerDork
3/4/21 6:21 a.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Recent update to the board software is not sizing pics correctly yet.

Super cool thing I just learned: I clicked the edit button under my post with the wonky pix, did not make any edits, clicked the Post button, and the pix updated to proper scaling.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa UltraDork
3/4/21 10:15 a.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

I think there's something with the mobile version of the forum that does it.  I uploaded pics on my phone and they looked weird, when I uploaded pics from my computer everything was fine

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/10/21 9:15 p.m.


 

I need a Bridgeport. Cutting the tubes to make this one piece took way too long. And this is just a practice piece.

AAZCD (Forum Supporter)
AAZCD (Forum Supporter) Dork
3/10/21 9:30 p.m.

Lots of awesome little details. I love what you're doing with the exhaust. If I want to see this in person at the Challenge, what year should I be planning for now?

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/10/21 9:35 p.m.
AAZCD (Forum Supporter) said:

If I want to see this in person at the Challenge, what year should I be planning for now?

I almost said 2022 in my previous post. I'm working 10+ hours every day, and my boss chose me to represent our department on-site for the next 2 weeks at the vehicle assembly plant 3.5 hours from home. So between this weekend and the beginning of April, nothing's gonna happen here. :-(

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/13/21 11:39 p.m.

Now with less painters tape and more tacks:

Spent more than a couple minutes getting the gaps super tight. As Carl Heideman says, "You can't weld air."

I revised the routings so the primary pairs will be stacked, purely for appearance. I'm so vain.

And of course I had to bolt it up and stare at it for a while.

in other news, I tilted a pipe too far while cleaning it on the wire wheel, and the wheel snagged it and smashed my finger into the grinder housing so hard I almost vomited from the pain. Fingertip looks pretty weird, and I'm definitely gonna lose the nail.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa UltraDork
3/13/21 11:53 p.m.
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) said:

in other news, I tilted a pipe too far while cleaning it on the wire wheel, and the wheel snagged it and smashed my finger into the grinder housing so hard I almost vomited from the pain. Fingertip looks pretty weird, and I'm definitely gonna lose the nail.

Oh berk.  Haven't had it almost cause me to vomit, but I did have such a shutdown from a hammer blow that missed the cold chisel that I forgot how to breathe.

It was probably cold still too.  Berk all of that.

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) PowerDork
3/14/21 12:13 a.m.

Is this a thing now? Finger damage from putting Chevy v8s where they don't belong?

 

Headers look good, and maybe by the time you finish this, I'll finish the Funderbird, and we can make fun of each other's welds in person in FL. Carry on. 

wheels777
wheels777 UltraDork
3/14/21 5:36 a.m.
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) said:

Rerouted #4 because I couldn't not do it.

acceptable length range 16-1/8 to 17-5/16, so I picked 17" as my target.

2 = 16-1/2"

4 = 16-1/2"

2 and 4 get paired, so I'll add 1/2" to both

6 = 17"

8 = 16" so I'm going to make a small adjustment to get to 17" and they'll all be money.

Nice!

wheels777
wheels777 UltraDork
3/14/21 5:37 a.m.
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) said:


 

I need a Bridgeport. Cutting the tubes to make this one piece took way too long. And this is just a practice piece.

You get used to it.

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