Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday August 1, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Mid West Subaru Owners Club
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Chapters > Mid West Subaru Owners Club Forum -- MWSOC

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-08-2001, 08:49 AM   #1
Scoob
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 6204
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: In the "313"
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Sedan
WR Blue

Default Where to buy 409 stainless

Anyone know where I can buy small pieces of grade 409 stainless around here? I only want a piece about a foot square and about 2mm thick.

Scoob.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Scoob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2001, 09:13 AM   #2
Bonzo
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 2307
Join Date: Sep 2000
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: West of Rd Am
Arrow

try Metal Express, here's their addy www.metalmart.com

they sell all quantities

Curious why 409? Not the greatest material for corrosion reistsance and is more difficult to source than a 304.

Maybe you already know all this.

You could check with some detroit fab shops. 409 is used heavily for automotive exhaust as a cheap alternative to 304.

Hope this helps.

I had some .045" thick 409, could maybe find some, not sure.

Dave
Bonzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2001, 09:16 AM   #3
Scoob
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 6204
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: In the "313"
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Sedan
WR Blue

Default

Some of the ferritic steels are better for expansion properties at higher temps than the austenitic 300's.... As far as I'm aware.

Thanks!

Scoob.
Scoob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2001, 09:25 AM   #4
Bonzo
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 2307
Join Date: Sep 2000
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: West of Rd Am
Default

Scoob you got me their

I have used 409 and 304 in some exhaust fab and metal forming, I am not up on physical properties etc. just have reasonable feeling for how they work and best used.

I look at 409 being a cross between a 304 and a akdq cold rolled steel. kinda best of both worlds.

what are you making? If you can say.

good luck
Bonzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2001, 09:33 AM   #5
Scoob
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 6204
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: In the "313"
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Sedan
WR Blue

Default

I'm working on a top secret mod at the moment. If it works, I might make it available for all those WRX's out there, with the help of a few people around here. It is exhaust related though.

Scoob.
Scoob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2001, 09:49 AM   #6
Bonzo
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 2307
Join Date: Sep 2000
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: West of Rd Am
Default

exhaust is my (work related too) specialty and expertise

I can do all sorts of things with tubes and chambers.
Bonzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2001, 01:01 PM   #7
Safir
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 3873
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Tampa, FL
Vehicle:
. Paradise is
like Disney with hookers

Default

lol my bet is that scoob is fabricating a device to keep his EGT probe in
Safir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2001, 01:20 PM   #8
Scoob
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 6204
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: In the "313"
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Sedan
WR Blue

Default

We fixed that by welding the bugger in. Just a little tack was enough. No matter what we did, it just kept coming out, but not any more!

Scoob!
Scoob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2001, 01:21 PM   #9
Bonzo
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 2307
Join Date: Sep 2000
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: West of Rd Am
Default

if anyone needs egt fittings welded in let me know. I can do it fairly easily including getting the fittings.

Just not sure if the exhaust section is ups shipable.

Bonzo/Dave
Bonzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2001, 01:25 PM   #10
Scoob
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 6204
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: In the "313"
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Sedan
WR Blue

Default

If they can ship live fish by UPS, I'm sure they can ship an exhaust part!

I had a problem with my probe. It kept coming out of the bung in my Vishnu Up-pipe. Well, we eventually got fed up with it and fixed it good and proper.

Scoob.
Scoob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2001, 02:16 PM   #11
Scoob
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 6204
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: In the "313"
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Sedan
WR Blue

Default

Hey Bonzo, have you used 304 before for exhaust stuff? If so, how was it?

Trying to get 409 ain't to easy even around here.

Scoob.
Scoob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2001, 07:12 PM   #12
Bonzo
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 2307
Join Date: Sep 2000
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: West of Rd Am
Default

If I use Stainless Steel I use 304. Easy to get and better corosion properties, however it will fatigue/work harden sooner than good old crs. If I do a header for my scoob it will be 304 for the final version. For high egts SS is almost a necessity.

I had bought about 7,000lbs of it. I think that was easier than finding what you need. Had to go to a supplier in Mnpls, Maybe it was Vincent Metals.

did metalmart have any?

what is the type of metal you are joining it to? that is if it's not to secretive?
Bonzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2001, 08:37 AM   #13
Scoob
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 6204
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: In the "313"
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Sedan
WR Blue

Default

It's being joined to 409. So I figure trying to keep it all the same. I picked some up from Metal Supermarket in Livonia here. Seemed to be OK. Like you say, most places wanted me to buy a huge sheet, but I didn't wanna do that really. I got an offcut for $7!

I'm running at Lapeer Test & Tune tomorrow, so we'll see how good it is eh?!!!

Scoob.
Scoob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
where to buy 1/8" stainless hose phoenix_wrx Interior & Exterior Modification 3 08-03-2008 11:32 AM
Where to buy 1/8 NPT stainless hose with female on both ends? DeusExMachina Interior & Exterior Modification 3 10-21-2006 08:25 PM
Where to buy 304 stainless steel pipes? bwco Vancouver Impreza Club Forum -- VIC 2 05-18-2004 05:21 AM
First time skiing. What gear to buy and where to buy it? plunk10 Mid Atlantic Impreza Club -- MAIC 14 12-19-2003 09:32 PM
Where to buy stainless "flex" joint??? Big C General Forum Archive 7 03-03-2001 12:34 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.