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Captain Claw 09-19-2014 11:59 PM

yeah i have a buddy who fabricates but he live 3 hours away hahah i was just going to send him a stock manifold

Snip's 09-24-2014 10:16 PM

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Finished up a 12' x 5' 300 pound SS counter top with an integrated sink bowl to day....


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Camaro 09-25-2014 05:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Captain Claw (Post 799971)
badass as usual man!

ever thought about making a intake manifold for a mini? im trying to find someone to make me one

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Originally Posted by Captain Claw (Post 799985)
yeah i have a buddy who fabricates but he live 3 hours away hahah i was just going to send him a stock manifold

Drew, if you are looking at doing an intake manifold just don't go have one fabricated unless you are wanting worse performance then the stock manifold provides. You should take it to someone who does sheet metal manifolds consistently because there is more science to it then you know. No offense to fabricators but you can't just throw one together have it perform without knowing how engines like air inducted.

justintime 09-25-2014 06:40 AM

Assuming his friend doesn't?

Camaro 09-25-2014 07:27 AM

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Assuming his friend doesn't?

Just going off of the info I know which is only he is a fabricator.

Snip's 09-25-2014 11:21 AM

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Every once in a while there will by someone that wanders in the shop and wants an intake or exhaust manifold modified in some way.... It's completely understood that the payment for work is for metalworking skills and not engine tuning skills... Making a SS countertop vs an exhaust manifold has no correlation to each other........ other than the cutting, forming and melting of a metal. I make no pretense of being a speed shop.

However... Word gets out and the business comes in.... I'm happy.... And my customers seem to be happy.

Here is a SS exhaust manifold (Buick Grand National V6) that was modified last week.... Had to make a change to add clearance to the frame rails...

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Snip's 09-25-2014 12:29 PM

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Here are some pictures sent to me yesterday by a customer on some SS counter tops for his kitchen inside a barn he converted into a party room....

Made them in late June this year and the construction just finished...

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MtyMous 09-25-2014 03:03 PM

All good work. Love these updates. It's awesome to see such craftsmanship.

Snip's 09-25-2014 04:21 PM

Thanks....

I'll stop posting if it begins to be too much..

Drew 09-25-2014 04:26 PM

Never stop!

Snip's 09-25-2014 04:27 PM

She said.....:cool:

Snip's 09-25-2014 11:08 PM

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Nothing too exciting....

Made 3 copper chimney caps today..

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Captain Claw 09-26-2014 02:39 AM

sorry to thread jack snips.


Alex, the science is the runner lengths. pretty simple. i dont know why you try to make everything sound more complicated than it actually is. tuning is the true key to making a part successful.

Captain Claw 09-26-2014 02:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Snip's (Post 800078)
Every once in a while there will by someone that wanders in the shop and wants an intake or exhaust manifold modified in some way.... It's completely understood that the payment for work is for metalworking skills and not engine tuning skills... Making a SS countertop vs an exhaust manifold has no correlation to each other........ other than the cutting, forming and melting of a metal. I make no pretense of being a speed shop.

However... Word gets out and the business comes in.... I'm happy.... And my customers seem to be happy.

Here is a SS exhaust manifold (Buick Grand National V6) that was modified last week.... Had to make a change to add clearance to the frame rails...

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looks sexy man!

ShadowGLI 09-26-2014 04:16 PM

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Never stop!

:tu:


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