This build thread is going to be following the progress of my first turbo manifold.
I will be making this out of schedule 40 SS 304, the manifold will be an equal lenght design and will bring the turbo over the transmission (Sidewinder). It probably is a big challenge to accomplish as first time fabricating a manifold.
This thread might be slow moving as school and work take a lot of my time oh and the girlfriend to... hehe but i will try to deliver some good info and I will be open to suggestions,contructive criticism....
Studying in mechanical engineering I guess school is actually usefull now!
Lets move on! Here is a a few info on the car:
-6speed 02M quattro
-Audi TT Quattro rear floor
-1.8T 06a block
-calico coated main and rod bearings
-82MM JE Pistons
-ARP head bolts
-IE arp main studs
-IE connecting rods
-IE manual tensionner kit
-IE Arp crank bolt
-IE Dowell pinned crank gear
-AEB ported and polished ( in progress )
-Cat cams 3653
-Supertech Springs and retainers
-Precision 5857 journal bearing with ported cover.
-Custom turbo manifold, Sidewinder and equal lenght.
and the list goes on.....
Back to fabrication
Merge collector Jig V1.0
First test cuts and it works flawless!
Its good practice to Tig welding while doing this. Hopefully my skills will improve until I get to weld the actual manifold
What welding technique would you recommend? I was thinking of doing a root pass then a last pass to fill it up (all backpurged). What do you guys think? Any recommendations for a good weld?
Here's a weld on that jig
I will try to get some good pictures tomorow.