Building an Intake?
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12-13-2008, 05:31 AM #1
Building an Intake?
Alright guys heres the thing i am still in school as a welder and we need a grade project and i thought y not do something for my car. so i was thinking about building an Intake manifold for my car and i was wondering if anyone else has any experince doing this? help would be greatly appreciated cuz i need to know like how long to make my runners and how big to make the body of the intake cuz as u guys know size matters
12-13-2008, 05:46 AM #2
Oh, and I see ur from Lititz. I grew up in Solanco school district...I hate that place
12-13-2008, 06:01 AM #3
haha im a big fan of lititz i love small towns and i never wanna move.
but no sheet metal would be unacceptable for me! i was thinking either aluminum of stainless steel. i have not decided yet i want to get some in put from a few of the guys on the forums here. im a good welder so i have no problems tig welding either of those 2 metals
12-13-2008, 01:25 PM #4
12-13-2008, 02:09 PM #5
thank u still lookin for som advice tho haha
12-14-2008, 03:14 AM #6
12-14-2008, 05:28 AM #7
hey tahnks mark this site looks like it will really help!
but it still would to be nice to hear from someone who has done this personally but i really appreciate the site thanks again
12-14-2008, 06:15 AM #8
- Join Date
- Dec 2005
- Laurel, Maryland
2000 Grand Prix GTP
- 2000 Trans Am WS6 M6
12-15-2008, 01:14 AM #9
wow i was welding student of the year and i would not want to undertake that project, props to ya man and get some pictures when your done...
12-15-2008, 01:46 AM #10
- Join Date
- Oct 2007
- Beaver Dam KY
79 T/A -91 Firebird
- 1998 Trans Am -Oynx Black
Automotive student of the year here.
I think a lot of machining would be required as well to true the flanges.
12-15-2008, 11:20 AM #11
ya i see what u mean lucky our machine shop is right down the hall haha. but yea i didnt even think about that.
the welding part i wont have a problem with its making it work right. i dont just wanna throw some random peices of metal together and hope it works. i want it to out performe the stock intake obviously. so any help would be awesome!
12-15-2008, 11:37 AM #12
also does anyone know measurements like the stock heads intake port size or maybe how many inches r inbetween each port stuff like that cuz i want my car to stay running as long as possible
12-15-2008, 01:05 PM #13
12-15-2008, 05:43 PM #14
12-15-2008, 05:51 PM #15
i know what u mean suede. ive been reading up on the matter and the more i read the more comfortable i get on doing it. im not ur everyday teen when something comes up like this i learn as much as i can on the matter. the idea behind it is in little way basic gearhead knowledge. im a very good tig welder so im not worried about that i actually work for a suspension parts vender so i know my way around a welder. but this seems like a challenge so i wanna try to do a good job so any help anyone can give me would be awesome.
Also im pretty sure im going to make it out of aluminum so i can take a better advantage of the pulse settings on tig incase anyone was interested
12-15-2008, 07:52 PM #16
another thing, to help with stopping warping, if you can get ahold of a junk set of heads and bolt your flanges to them....bam one big heatsink.
for my school project I built a car rotisserie
12-15-2008, 10:09 PM #17
12-16-2008, 02:52 AM #18
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12-16-2008, 08:31 AM #20
you do realize a intake manifold is not ever just welded together?
in order to build one you need a SOLID chunk of aluminum and alot of machining experience and in order to build a good manifold from scratch i would say it would take a minumim of 3 months of work.
a intake manifold is for a machining class not a welding class. if you wanna weld. put a rollcage in your car. all kinds right there.
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