68 Dime, My car for Highschool!

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Re: 68 Dime, My car for Highschool!

Postby That4doorKiD » 06 Jan 2016 23:15

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got my dime running, so fun to drive it, and I miss it already just with 2 days of rain ):

-60 amp IR alt upgrade

-Amp

-Subwoofer 2x/Speakers

-Has exhaust too low, preventing me from going lower and i Ditched the muffler! hahaasahs

I just need a bitchin' wiper motor plate and center link wiper arm, then need to replace all the rubber seals everywhere
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Re: 68 Dime, My car for Highschool!

Postby That4doorKiD » 17 Oct 2016 23:08

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Used my dads 2 door to mock up my manifold

Schedule 40 steel

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Re: 68 Dime, My car for Highschool!

Postby McShagger510 » 18 Oct 2016 21:41

GO MAN GO!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: 68 Dime, My car for Highschool!

Postby Byron510 » 18 Oct 2016 23:38

That head/exhaust flange sure looks familiar....measurements taken from a U67 on my bench many, many years ago (in the 90's) :-)
Thanks to Rob for putting them in digital format for us all (10 years ago).

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Re: 68 Dime, My car for Highschool!

Postby 510rob » 19 Oct 2016 13:19

No, not exactly. I made my own measurements long ago, just as you had done. I entered the numbers you measured, and compared them with the numbers I measured; each of our measurements confirmed one another, within some typical margin of error. The drawing is a composite. I gave the drawing to Aaron Weir, who used to make and sell them through his then business Weirtech. Aaron has since been poached by Vibrant...

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Re: 68 Dime, My car for Highschool!

Postby That4doorKiD » 27 Oct 2016 19:00

Finished my manifold yay. I cut the last piece already and gonna weld it up tomorrow

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Any tips ? I will be MIG welding with a high voltage machine. The shop at school has everything you can think of
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Re: 68 Dime, My car for Highschool!

Postby McShagger510 » 28 Oct 2016 00:03

Some good tips in here:
http://www.profabricationtechniques.com ... ng-tubing/

I tend to weld in loops or 'C' zig zags with decent results. Preheat the tubing with a torch (have a buddy help ya), it will help with penetration. Crank up that heat - that tubing is thick! Is the machine you're using 110V or 220V? I usually have a zip wheel handy to cut off tack welds before going over them.
Might be a good idea to have some spare pieces to practice on first too.

Good luck man! :mrgreen:
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'73 240Z all stock
'71 2dr. 510 stock......for now
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'84 Kawasaki GPZ750 Turbo
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Re: 68 Dime, My car for Highschool!

Postby okayfine » 28 Oct 2016 19:53

That's A LOT of tube. A lot of runner length, but also a lot of weight. Are you planning to brace that manifold in places to the block?

FWIW, this is one I built. Even that was braced to the motor mount for support.

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Re: 68 Dime, My car for Highschool!

Postby McShagger510 » 28 Oct 2016 23:11

I would agree with Julian, a brace is required. That's too much weight for the studs and it puts an incredible strain on the flange welds. Heat & vibration are not your friends.

Here's my old set up. I used the air pump bolt bosses from the block to brace mine.

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'72 2dr. 510 Turbo
'73 240Z all stock
'71 2dr. 510 stock......for now
'91 Nissan truck
'78 Kawasaki Z1-R
'84 Kawasaki GPZ750 Turbo
'99 Kawasaki ZRX1100


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