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maschinenbau
maschinenbau GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
4/16/21 7:52 a.m.

Those headers are looking beautiful! Totally jet boat worthy.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/18/21 7:28 a.m.

Spent the first 6 hours of garage Saturday fixing the lawnmower, picking up dog poop, pulling weeds (WTF onions? Really?), edging, and mowing. Then moved on to cutting tubes for primary collectors. Started welding one and it was going great:

until it wasn't:

Held the pedal long enough to blow through in a spot that took a long time to booger over. I *think* I learned something from this. We will find out later today if I actually did.

i am tempted to pick up a bottle of Ar/CO2 and use the MIG on these but I don't want to Bob Costas out on learning how to TIG these difficult spots.

classicJackets (FS)
classicJackets (FS) Dork
4/18/21 8:16 a.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

If you don't wanna deal with getting a bottle but decide you do want to MIG them come visit, I've got the setup.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/18/21 9:21 a.m.

In reply to classicJackets (FS) :

Thanks for the offer! I'm gonna stay the course for now.

OjaiM5
OjaiM5 HalfDork
4/18/21 9:50 a.m.

Ah man I've seen this car somewhere. Oh yeah I remember, May edition of GRM - Your Projects.

Nice

stafford1500
stafford1500 GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/18/21 11:35 a.m.

Angry, rule of thumb for hard to reach joints: do the hard parts first, so if you have problems you scrap less time involved

stafford1500
stafford1500 GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/18/21 12:06 p.m.

Also, use aluminum foil as a temporary containment/baffle for the shielding gas will allow more stick out on your tungsten. That will help get down into those deep corners.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/18/21 8:05 p.m.

finished the primary collectors and cut some slip-fit rings from a piece of scrap. I'd love to say everything lines up perfectly but I'm content to say tomorrow I start working on secondary pipes.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/20/21 10:08 p.m.

Now with 100% more engine between them

I had to bolt them up so I could start figuring out the "2" part of the 4-2-1 headers. 

gumby
gumby GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/20/21 10:16 p.m.

Bitchin!

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa UberDork
4/20/21 10:44 p.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Letter Kenny Wayne GIF - LetterKenny Wayne Yew GIFs

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/21/21 9:35 a.m.

In reply to Mr_Asa :

As a huge fan of Letterkenny, I truly appreciate the feedback!

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa UberDork
4/21/21 10:16 a.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

I'm never sure if LK references will land.  Good to see you aren't a degen from upcountry 

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/21/21 10:44 a.m.

It sounds like i need to try this letterkenny show...

Where? How?

 

Also, the more i look at the pictures, the more awesome that visual package is! Headers need to get white paint....

RacetruckRon
RacetruckRon GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/21/21 11:18 a.m.

The up and away boat headers kinda look like devil horns if your looking from the snout of the crank.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

I believe it's on Hulu. I'd recommend turning the subtitles on unless you can speak Northwoods or Yooper decent.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/21/21 11:19 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

Letterkenny is on Hulu. And I sometimes use subtitles, even after 25 years of going up north for winter test season.

11GTCS
11GTCS HalfDork
4/21/21 11:28 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

My son got me into LK, you'll either love it or hate it.   It definitely has it's moments, the hockey style chirping is hilarious.

In reply to Angry Corvair, I owe you a picture of a classic Corvair.  I passed one in my travels last week but couldn't double back to grab one.   Engine and header work is looking awesome.

 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa UberDork
4/21/21 2:14 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) said:

It sounds like i need to try this letterkenny show...

Where? How?

 

Also, the more i look at the pictures, the more awesome that visual package is! Headers need to get white paint....

It started as a Youtube show called Letterkenny Problems.  Now they've got little snippets from the show on there.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwyCwL-apAJQjmSp5jKGzaw

nocones
nocones GRM+ Memberand UberDork
4/21/21 3:54 p.m.

I've always felt like Mid engined Corvair s remind me a lot of inboard boats.  I think it's the way the engines sit in the chassis.  This is a good reminder, like classy inboard boats like Criscrafts and Mastercraft ski boats.  Not trashy like an inboard outboard checkmate or bayliner.  

Keep up the goodness.

QuasiMofo (John Brown)
QuasiMofo (John Brown) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/21/21 6:28 p.m.

I love Letterkenny. My wife does not like Letterkenny. We settled it and I do not watch Letterkenny.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/21/21 8:41 p.m.

In reply to QuasiMofo (John Brown) :

You sure showed her!

NOHOME
NOHOME MegaDork
4/21/21 11:20 p.m.
QuasiMofo (John Brown) said:

I love Letterkenny. My wife does not like Letterkenny. We settled it and I do not watch Letterkenny.

Wonder why?

 

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/22/21 5:53 a.m.
QuasiMofo (John Brown) said:

I love Letterkenny. My wife does not like Letterkenny. We settled it and I do not watch Letterkenny.

I started in on the linked YouTube clips. My wife made it less than a minute.....

Im gonna have to figure out hulu at work....

11GTCS
11GTCS HalfDork
4/22/21 6:42 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

I don't share Letterkenny with my wife either.  Headphones help!

AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter)
AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
4/22/21 8:03 a.m.
11GTCS said:

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

I don't share Letterkenny with my wife either.  Headphones help!

This. Hahaha. 

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