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  • TJS
    started a topic Check out these welds..critique

    Check out these welds..critique

    Ok. These are NOT my welds. However, this is for a blow through carbed turbo application. The person who did these welds think that pin hole leaks are fine for this application(IMHO these are more than pin holes). Tell me your thoughts. He thinks that for a DIY these welds are good as well.
    T.J.


  • pyro2
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    I too started at the bottom, maybe if he didn't polish it your eyes wouldn't be drawn to the welds so much? paint the first few attemps flat black... keep practicing

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  • turboglenn
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    That's about how it looked the first few times i tried TIG welding aluminum Even if they hold the looks of those welds really kill what was probably a pretty expensive bonnet to get in the first place. When i was at that stage i would have paid some one else to do it for me instead of practicing on the permanent part. Because once he gets better at TIG'ing AL he will want to buy another because he wouldn't want anyone to see that those were his welds, at least i would.

    But if you're like me and believe form follows function then you should be alright to run that..watch out at high boost for cracks though.

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  • usmcruz
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    Dont worry, you will get it eventually. Even these grumpy guys here had to start at the bottom for them to be able to cast stones.

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  • TigR
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    Gotta start somewhere, I get that...But why on that?

    I'd be working on coupons till I got a decent bead and then move to the actual piece!

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  • pro70z28
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    Forgot to add the smilie

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  • pro70z28
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    Those are not pinholes, they are bleed-off orifices.




    I think.

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  • lewray
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    Better luck next time

    Beads way too big for that Im sure...practice practice practice

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  • captain bondo
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    The pic is too blurry to be able to tell of those are ulgy but functional welds, or just plain ugly.

    Better pics and/or pressurize it and see what happens. I'd pressurize it to double your expected maximum boost pressure.

    squirt the welds with soapy water.

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  • SinGear
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    I think I just threw up in my mouth a little, well the positive side of this is, I can't see it from my house.

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  • lanceman73
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    Marcel

    Originally posted by Marcel Bauer View Post
    Not welds sorry to say, just an ill-conceived, underpowered mess.

    I don't mean to be harsh, but I will tell the truth as I see it...
    So, do you drink Labats or what? I love beer and started my business by building kegerators.

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  • Marcel Bauer
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    Not welds sorry to say, just an ill-conceived, underpowered mess.

    I don't mean to be harsh, but I will tell the truth as I see it...

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  • lanceman73
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    Oh my!

    Originally posted by walker View Post
    The only two things he forgot was, hammer to fit and paint to hide!
    Don't forget the grinder and bondo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • walker
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    The only two things he forgot was, hammer to fit and paint to hide!

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  • palongee1
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    pretty

    Kinda looks like I welded it...its all good. AS long as it doesnt leak, dont want to be losing BOOST

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