I'm going to making a header for a turbo on my car, I'll be using 304 stainless tube ( 16gauge ) and wanted to know if a 20lb turbo would break this material. The turbo would be braced but I'm having some doubts, here is a pic to get an idea
With a brace like this
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10-11-2006, 11:24 PM #1Junior Member
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Do you guys think this is possible ?
10-12-2006, 05:53 PM #2
I wouldn't recommend using the header to support the weight of the Turbo. Every turbo car that I ever worked on always had bracing from the turbo to the engine block. That including cars that used cast iron exhaust manifolds. If you are just making 1320 passes then you might be able to get away with it but if this is a street car, the stress and vibration from everyday driving will eventually cause something to break.
10-12-2006, 06:34 PM #3
I have no clue but those are great pictures
10-12-2006, 08:40 PM #4Member
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not much of a clue here either I would try the ask andy part of the board. good luck. firstname.lastname@example.org trail blazer 301g with all the fixins:delta band saw dewalt chop saw craftsman drill press, sp-135 mm251 spectrum 375 suite case mig, tig w/hi freq. one welding truck.
10-13-2006, 03:05 AM #5
What kind of camera
I'm like monte..great pics! What kind of camera did you use?
I don't really know what to say about the bracing other than looks good to me ..but i'm no expert and I own a MM250X what does that tell you *LOL* I guess I need to quit poking fun at the 250x before i get kicked off here..maybe they will exchange with me(210 or 251) and let me pay them a little boot.
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10-13-2006, 06:54 PM #6
support for your turbo
Can you go to a heaver material like 10 gauge and 316 stainless? I'm
sure this would do it, All depends on how you design it.
10-14-2006, 03:58 PM #7
10-14-2006, 08:39 PM #8
sorry I could'nt help well I tried eh