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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by Corky » Wed May 18, 2016 1:55 pm

I managed to fill the holes in one with a MIG. I'm certainly NOT an expert welder :lol:

This is after filling the first couple of cracks.
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This is how it looked before I had it flatted off.
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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by manny » Wed May 18, 2016 1:59 pm

Corky wrote:I managed to fill the holes in one with a MIG. I'm certainly NOT an expert welder :lol:
Ok..Mr Corky...some light at the end of the tunnel- I will approach some welding units in the area ...

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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by CNHSS1 » Wed May 18, 2016 2:59 pm

Most towns have a welding consumables supplier who will recommend a local customer that buys stuff for welding cast materials, that would be my suggestion. I took it to a specialist weld firm.

As for Corky and his MIG, im sure i could MIG it too, but the issues are the differing expansion rates of materials for a long term repair. I thought you were only good at breaking stuff Corky, didnt realise youd progressed to repairs too! :lol:


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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by Corky » Wed May 18, 2016 3:17 pm

Haha... Cheeky sod, I repair and break things in equal measure :lol: . It was a case of gently gently don't blow any bloody holes in it. I think RR did one too with a gas welder.

In the absence of any new ones, and 2nd hand ones are very thin on the ground, you have to have a go.


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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by Corky » Wed May 18, 2016 3:39 pm

My mistake, it was a turbo housing that I remember Phil welding up with gas. See here viewtopic.php?f=20&t=1215&start=240


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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by CNHSS1 » Wed May 18, 2016 5:02 pm

R-R is taking over the manifold remanufacture project i believe, albeit not just yet so it will happen but not immediately


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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by manny » Wed May 18, 2016 5:51 pm

OK..the chap who is ( still...) doing my TR has a friend that welds the 30 Ton shafts on nuclear Subs!!..so will drop it tomorrow ..if anyone can....
out of interest...how much would a custom one cost £700 quid or much more?


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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by CNHSS1 » Wed May 18, 2016 6:04 pm

Tubular stainless or mild can be diy jobbie, flanges plasma cut and some thickwall tube plus a decent welderman and 250quid would do it. If you ask an exhaust manufactuer to make you one i reckon 700 is a ballpark. I made one from an off the shelf 16v manifold and cut and shut myself, cost just over 125 quid and some faffing

The remanufactured ones are casting using top quality materials so are repeatable and more durable---pays ya money takes ya choice i reckon.


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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by manny » Wed May 18, 2016 6:10 pm

CNHSS1 wrote:Tubular stainless or mild can be diy jobbie, flanges plasma cut and some thickwall tube plus a decent welderman and 250quid would do it. If you ask an exhaust manufactuer to make you one i reckon 700 is a ballpark. I made one from an off the shelf 16v manifold and cut and shut myself, cost just over 125 quid and some faffing

The remanufactured ones are casting using top quality materials so are repeatable and more durable---pays ya money takes ya choice i reckon.

would you consider re-faffing?? i do not posses the skill- and which re manufactured ones R-R?


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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by CNHSS1 » Wed May 18, 2016 7:07 pm

R-R taken up the remanufacture improved design version
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=16518&start=225

Sorry Manny i dont have the time these days to make you one, struggle enough with work, kids and doing anything to my cars :-(


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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by manny » Thu May 26, 2016 5:30 pm

Good day all,

well got the welded manifold back - relieved of £20....

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inside needs a bit of smoothing\cleaning up but has done the job i think.

Banjo bolts and washers arrived this morning - but still need to order new studs...chap tells me the manifold was heated to cherry red and the weld pooled in the areas needed...I am guessing it still has the same shape...i will trail fit it at the weekend to get an idea of how difficult it will be

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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by manny » Sat May 28, 2016 6:57 pm

Good day all,

well I managed to smoothout\remove some of the repair splatter....so thought i would just test fit the turbo to the exhaust - battled for about 30 min - but could not get it house...then I took some pics:

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okay....WT..flaming trousers :shock:
the housing does not look like its missing a tag...but the middle stud hits the edge of the housing ...so what is going on here.. why are there only four holes??

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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by Corky » Sat May 28, 2016 7:09 pm

One of the bolt holes on the turbo isn't always used. IIRC I've done one of each type.


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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by manny » Sat May 28, 2016 7:16 pm

Corky wrote:One of the bolt holes on the turbo isn't always used. IIRC I've done one of each type.

okay...just chop of one of the studs would be the best option.. :) thank you sir..i almost started crying...


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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by Corky » Sat May 28, 2016 7:23 pm

Don't chop it :lol: . Remove it gently and put it in your spares box.


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