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Old 07-25-2010, 05:47 PM
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pakosarja exhaust header flanges 617

Hi I am sending in a flange pattern to a waterjet cutter in Lincoln Nebraska an thought i would mention here so anyone else may have access to a supplier,I havn't figured if i need 3/8" or 1/2" thick. the guy quoted $75 per piece---These are for the 617.

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Is the guy supplying the material for the $75? That's not a bad deal. Are you sending a .dxf file or just dimensions?
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a piece of formica -the old way.
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Shoot, you could send the guy a manifold gasket for that matter...
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Shoot, you could send the guy a manifold gasket for that matter...
I dont think the manifold gasket is even port matched very well--Besides that I have to account for 1/8 wall tubing to fit in the port holes so port matching will be easy with a little die grinder work once the header is being assembled. Due diligence.
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This is the shape of the flange im having done
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OK I remembered that when I had this guy do flanges for me before that these are PLAZMA -Not water jet. these 3.0 ltr Merc intake pieces required a hr or so with a die grinder to get back to Zero--but I sent him cardboard tracings last time. Anyone who knows a water jet --or plazma guy who will do the exhaust flanges let me know-we could try him.
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I may have access to a plasma. Actually I am certain that I do...Ideally, these would be drawn up in CAD and then put into the computer. But my office is in a Fab shop where there is a plasma. I could certainly get some stuff made.
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When I get the ports sized for accounting for tubing fitting inside the holes then you scann it--and clean it up I suppose, Can you ask your go to man how much each piece will cost-is it less per piece for more? I think we might find a few interested people here. Also Exhaust pipe and tubing are apparantly two different things--I was figuring on 1/8 extra for the tubing wall thickness-a little bigger-to Zero, would be better than a little smaller on the port match.
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Is the guy supplying the material for the $75? That's not a bad deal. Are you sending a .dxf file or just dimensions?
When you did that awesome manifold what was the tubing wall thickness?
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I can get the raw material for cheap most likely, they sell drops (pieces to small for their use) for very cheap. Then I can pay a guy a bit to Plasma it and make some extra cash. You do all the legwork for measurements and if possible get it in CAD and I will get it cut and come up with a price shipped. I am not in this to make money, just to provide a service that would otherwise cost a lot!
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What part of town are you in?
uh -it's brutal out there-You have to make something for providing a service.
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I am in Ocala, FL. I added that to my profile...apparently I overlooked that! Am I correct in that that guy quoted $75 for a completed flange? I can certainly beat that...I really do not feel like doing the extra tooling for the edges after the plasma so I will leave that to the end user. Could you get it drawn up as a CAD?
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I am in Ocala, FL. I added that to my profile...apparently I overlooked that! Am I correct in that that guy quoted $75 for a completed flange? I can certainly beat that...I really do not feel like doing the extra tooling for the edges after the plasma so I will leave that to the end user. Could you get it drawn up as a CAD?
I'de have to find someone to scan it-dont know anyone at the moment--im in DFW.
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I asked my CAD friend what I need to just drop it right into the plasma computer:

"All layers must be purged except the layer containing lines that need to be cut, then the file must be saved as a .dxf."

So...get that to me and I can get it done. My friend said he'd do it if I need him to. Let me know!

BTW, why do you need the flanges exactly?

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