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Old 11-03-2011, 11:43 PM   #26
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setup looks great!!! if my half rad sucks for cooling on the street, would you be willing to make me a custom one??
Would probably have to decline, sorry.

Bariga-probably smart of you not to comment.
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:11 AM   #27
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at all of this bickering forum crap...guess I'm token-ginger and get offended when someone calls me by half my name...
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:36 AM   #28
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I'm sorry, but I spit chocolate milk all over my computer screen. I started reading on the second page and had no clue what was going on, but it sure was funny at first. Now I have to clean up this mess.
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:15 AM   #29
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pmed from tigwekrs
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If you have a problem or have something smart to say then say it to me over pm or you can say it to my face next time Im up in washington. Keep the bull**** to yourself otherwise.

dude onlything i said "I asked if TIGWERKS was CoverPerformance what is the problem here? Im i not understanding something?
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:22 AM   #30
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You do great work bro, im not understanding whats all the drama about lol
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:19 PM   #31
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So anyways...... Here is the latest update. Completely machined off compressor inlet that was replaced with aluminum v-band flange for the intake setup. Then the finished cold side piping sans welding of the maf flange. everything is pretty much done and ready for coating. Only thing that needs to be completed is the power steering hardlines and reservoir. But the main components are done and can be sent off to coating for reassembly end of this week hopefully.




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Old 11-07-2011, 07:34 AM   #32
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thats a nice one off. makes me wanna learn how to weld.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:21 PM   #33
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Thanks, trying not to rush things and go over my budget. definitely toning this build down and going conservative. Learning how to weld will pay for itself over and over again. But it does take quite a bit of time and practice.
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:53 PM   #34
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with only 4 connections, why no wiggins? lol, nice work again.
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:02 PM   #35
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I wanted to, but the wiggins set me out of my budget, i will probably add them later. Although id probably go with some stainless hydraflow clamps.
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:02 PM   #36
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Beautiful. Would gladly trade engine work for a custom setup like that any day! Time to take on my next DIY.
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:10 PM   #37
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Yeah they are pricey as hell. You talking about a vband like you put on the compressor?
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:53 AM   #38
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no, theres a company called hydraflow that produces their own wiggins/clamshell clamps. But instead of using an aluminum anodized clamp which hydraflow does offer. They also offer a raw stainless version clamshell clamp. I dont mind the purple or red anodized clamps from adel wiggins or hydraflow, but i prefer the silver/stainless version clamps.

it wouldnt be as expensive since I would just order one weld ferrule and then make a model of that in solidworks and then machine the rest of them for my setup on the lathe. doing that would eliminate the expensive part of using wiggins/clamshell type couplings.
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:46 PM   #39
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AH, yes we use those threaded ones to vent fuel in our helicopters. Those gama nuts are outragously priced.
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Old 12-24-2011, 04:49 PM   #40
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Thanks, trying not to rush things and go over my budget. definitely toning this build down and going conservative. Learning how to weld will pay for itself over and over again. But it does take quite a bit of time and practice.
Just got me a tig, and all I can say is..."wow argon pricing is not moron sensitive..."
Also I think I've learned to lay different types of beads but learning perfect fitment and layout techniques is priceless.
Please teach me. I have a steady hand but suck with a tape measure
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:27 AM   #41
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at all of this bickering forum crap...guess I'm token-ginger and get offended when someone calls me by half my name...
Ok ginger. J/K Micah.

The setup looks good. I'm looking forward to an update with how well it works.
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Old 12-31-2011, 12:39 PM   #42
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Damn that looks ****ing good,
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:35 PM   #43
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So I managed to get pissed and threw my other radiator across the shop, so ver 2 is now all built complete with hydraflow setup. Also bought a bunch more of them for intercooler use. I also bought a large chunk of titanium so machine some vbands. I should hopefully start working on it again here soon. Car has been sitting for 6 months which for the majority of the time I have just ignored it. Sorry for the lame phone pics havent had the camera at work much lately.





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Old 02-26-2012, 11:45 PM   #44
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you do great work tig...anything for sale anytime soon?

the rad you threw across the shop is probably still better than anything i can buy.

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Old 02-26-2012, 11:46 PM   #45
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what are you looking for? I think im selling my 30r with the new compressor cover with the v-band connection intake. probably listing it this week
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:16 PM   #46
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Ooh, I was going to recommend you stay away from the Wiggins. I've used them very extensively and found them to be very unreliable as well as a huge PITA when troubleshooting. The setups they were being used on were/are very unique and took major abuse, so hopefully they work just fine for you but we've never looked back after going to v-bands.

Beautiful work. Your front end looks very similar to my own. You are very skilled at welding and keeping designs simple and clean looking!
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:32 PM   #47
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Ooh, I was going to recommend you stay away from the Wiggins. I've used them very extensively and found them to be very unreliable as well as a huge PITA when troubleshooting. The setups they were being used on were/are very unique and took major abuse, so hopefully they work just fine for you but we've never looked back after going to v-bands.

Beautiful work. Your front end looks very similar to my own. You are very skilled at welding and keeping designs simple and clean looking!
One question, if Wiggins clamps are so unreliable then why do they use them on basically every fighter jet?
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:56 PM   #48
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One question, if Wiggins clamps are so unreliable then why do they use them on basically every fighter jet?
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:45 AM   #49
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Wow TIGWERKS... Love your work bro, very nice charged air plumbing routs... No sharp bends, nicely done! Don't wana know what you payed for that Ti Chunk.... lol
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:18 PM   #50
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awsome work. looks like you might be building EGR delete kits there too...
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