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    1. 03-09-2011 09:01 AM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by yellowrocco87 View Post
      one question on the intake manifold. What made you make the top section out of two pieces as opposed to one? and why did you feel the need to weld the interior as well?

      other than that stuff looks great
      I cut the plenum in half so I could get in there with a die grinder to port match the runner entrances, and radius them in smooth. A lot of builders just make a plenum floor with the round ins, then weld the other C shape that's left to the plenum along the bottom edges. Which is what i will be doing instead because its a lot easier to jig into the mill like that! I also wanted to taper the plenum down in the back after runner 2 so all I needed to do was cut a a horizontal pie cut off each side, and a pie cut vertical on the back piece to match it all back up nice to weld.


      The inside was welded for a little extra security in strength. The outside was beveled properly, and it was all preheated evenly in an oven to 400 deg prior to welding, on my 185Amp tig, with only 20% cleaning so a lot more heat went into the weld than back to the torch... plenty of penetration, but the inside I just mostly fusion welded the seems flat-ish and used very little filler. And when you look inside you don't see a bunch of ugly seems inside.

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      03-10-2011 07:47 AM #52
      This guy http://www.rcdon.com/html/gr-5a_turboshaft_engine.html builds tubroshaft and turbojet engines. what does he do it with?



      Quote Originally Posted by rcdon.om FAQ
      Q: What kind of welder do you use?

      A: I have a Lincoln Weld Pack 100 MIG welder. I use .035 Innershield flux core wire in my welder because I am too lazy to fill an argon/co2 tank :0) This welding setup has served me well for almost nine years! You can buy this same welder at the Home Depot.

    3. 03-11-2011 08:45 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by cabrlicious View Post
      This guy http://www.rcdon.com/html/gr-5a_turboshaft_engine.html builds tubroshaft and turbojet engines. what does he do it with?

      We also built one. We really havent done anything with it yet. We just built it because we could


    4. 03-12-2011 12:58 PM #54


      Miller Invision 456P.

      I also use a Syncrowave 250 for all my tig work, no current pictures.

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      03-16-2011 04:07 PM #55
      I'm going to build a turbine engine one of these days with used turbo. I've been eyeing ebay for a cheap generator turbo or a cheap semi engine turbo. Something that is big so I can maybe strap it to the back of a go cart and actually get some thrust.

    6. 03-16-2011 11:31 PM #56
      i have a quick question about the Diversion 165 , it says the max thickness for alum is 3/16" , what does this stands for ? what if i wanna weld a 3/8" TB flange to a 1/8" thick plenum ?

      or it stands for 3/16" max penetration or something? or just does not put out enough heat to weld thicker plate ? im on the hunt for a used TIG welder on a 1k$ budget

    7. 03-17-2011 10:29 PM #57
      it means max thickness is 3/16. 3/8 needs about 29 volts.

    8. 03-17-2011 10:35 PM #58
      so , in order to weld an intake manifold with this machine , all the parts must be 3/16" or less in order to weld ?

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      03-18-2011 12:18 AM #59
      I'm not eduacted on how they spec out welding machines.......but you should be able to weld more than 3/16 with that machine with a few tips/tricks with prep and preheat

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      03-20-2011 02:34 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by PeOpLeG60T View Post
      i have a quick question about the Diversion 165 , it says the max thickness for alum is 3/16" , what does this stands for ? what if i wanna weld a 3/8" TB flange to a 1/8" thick plenum ?

      or it stands for 3/16" max penetration or something? or just does not put out enough heat to weld thicker plate ? im on the hunt for a used TIG welder on a 1k$ budget

      It will weld thicker metal... but your gonna over heat it real quick... You might get 6" of weld then have to stop for 5 mins.... If its me im getting no less then a 180 machine.... I over heat my 225 2 or 3 times on a big project, then i have to wait for it to cool down, i hate it!

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      03-21-2011 11:49 AM #61
      I have a 165 and it usually has enough amps to get the job done. When using rmr intake stock, which is 1/4 inch, I had to preheat everything. But once you get going it melts like butter. I just hate the torch that it comes with. I ordered a different one and now I find my welds to be more consistant. But all in all for 1000 dollars with a foot pedal, I couldn't pass it up.

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      04-03-2011 01:14 AM #62


      i'm curious about the rear of this cage, any tie-ins to the rear strut towers?

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      04-03-2011 11:06 AM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by bmxdarcy View Post


      i'm curious about the rear of this cage, any tie-ins to the rear strut towers?
      no theres no tie-ins to the rear strut towers. That isn't needed being that these rear bars tie into the OEM frame of the car that sits right behind the tail lights. We built the cage to utilize full interior being the car is raced in a street car class.
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      04-04-2011 04:39 PM #64
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      04-05-2011 09:53 AM #65
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      loving the ranger bro how come no stock floor bd im building a 97 dak with a irs rite now
      kill yourself for quoting all of those pictures......geezes christ
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      04-05-2011 11:14 AM #66
      Agreed. Please don't quote other people's post with the pictures. It just makes it that much more annoying to go through the thread.

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      04-05-2011 08:32 PM #67
      Im going to agree with everybody above. But i think this should be a rule of courtesy on all threads.

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      04-05-2011 10:12 PM #68
      http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...ed=0CBsQ9QEwAQ

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:US...sea_trials.jpg

      Both of these are what I build using Esab equipment some of which is older than most of you here. Looking at some of the tig skills here if anyone wants to get involved in building either of these let me know.

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      04-05-2011 10:20 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by big65 View Post
      http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...ed=0CBsQ9QEwAQ

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:US...sea_trials.jpg

      Both of these are what I build using Esab equipment some of which is older than most of you here. Looking at some of the tig skills here if anyone wants to get involved in building either of these let me know.
      where in the world do they build those things? i'm sure the pay is intense too. where do i sign up
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      04-05-2011 10:32 PM #70
      Wheres the job at and how much is the pay? Im game!!

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      04-06-2011 11:38 AM #71
      god my bad on the pics wasnt sure how to reply with one pic

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      04-06-2011 11:48 AM #72
      you all are some skilled welders. how about the efforts of some newbies, and their newly purchased welders? bonus points for $100 welders
      I bought a refurbished Clarke 90E stick welder for $18 from ToolMall.com. Shipping was like $15. Couldn't pass it up. So far I've welded new handles on my friends wok.

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      04-06-2011 07:01 PM #73
      The company is located in Newport News Virginia about 2.5 hours south of DC. http://www.huntingtoningalls.com/

      Pay is dependent on what skills you have and how well you can sell yourself in your interview. Benefits are pretty decent for the typical stuff but then there's an apprenticeship school for blue and white collar work from welding to engineering as well as free night classes for things like GED on up. Job types range from blaster, painter, electrician, marine electrician, marine chemist, tack welder, ship fitter, pipe welder, structural welder, sheet metal, mechanic, refueler, equipment operator of all types, power plant, firefighter, all sorts of office and clerical, engineering, design, medical staff, ect ect ect. I started at the beginning of the year close to $20hr and I'm being bumped up $1.25hr next week now that I have passed three tests. There is a yearly pay raise but you can also go up by getting qualifications as well and there are some guys here that make over 100k a year that are not white collar.

      I won't lie, its a dirty job and dangerous but the money is very good and gets better and then there's the pride in being part of building these incredible ships and a part of history for each one that sets sail. I'll answer what questions I can for those interested and will let everyone know now that there is a 10 year across the board background check by the company plus medical history to include any xrays, hospital stays, short and long term treatments and then there's the security clearance that I can't talk about but is done by the feds because of what your working on and around from designs to nuclear fuel.

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      04-06-2011 07:57 PM #74
      So say im a master fabricator/wlder would they be willing to start me out close to 30/hr? heres a couple of pictures of some bigger things ive fit. well alls i have anymore is this of a tankermans house i made that was roughly 15't*12'*12'. Thats not even the biggest things ive worked on. had some pics of psylo's i built but dont have pictures.(another top secret clause on that one.) Oh and a picture of something i made back in high school.


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      04-07-2011 10:39 PM #75
      I can't say what they would start you out at but I would hazzard that it would not be far from what your asking about. Even though you have welding skills and experience they will still send you through the welding school facility to see how well you can weld which if your good then you should be able to move through there pretty quickly and may be able to get put into the apprenticeship school when you get hired. There are two ladies that I am in the school with right now who are also going to the apprenticeship school as well because they also have met 4 of the 8 requirements to get into the school.

      Figuratively speaking there are welders in the yard that are making over 100k a year and these are so far as I know pipe welders working on piping in the subs and in the carrier so if you want to get to that you may have to be willing to take a little less than the $30hr your wanting but like I said there are some good benefits and perks that come with the job. Oh yea did I mention that I'm within 20 minutes of the ocean front and that there are some nice women that come to the beach?

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