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Old 02-07-2019, 11:50 AM
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So $250 to clean up and reweld a one bead manifold job is reasonable to you? I understand that good work cost, but at what point is it simply gouging? At $250 I'm at the gouging point.
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:57 AM
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The filler I use to weld cast costs ridiculous money now. A 5lb tin for me is now almost 2 grand but I am well versed in cast welding and know whats worth using and whats not. Mig? Good luck with that. Even more to do that job up to my par requires two different fillers and two passes along with controlled cool down. I wouldn't do it for 250, id pass. Take that info and do what you want with it, im only aiming to offer some insight to value here
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Finally got around to taking it to get welded. Was told it would be $250 , promptly replied "nah, I'm good.... thanks". Call me cheap, but imo that's retarded high. So the search for a reasonable quote continues.
Brother, you ship it to me and i will weld it free of charge.


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The filler I use to weld cast costs ridiculous money now. A 5lb tin for me is now almost 2 grand but I am well versed in cast welding and know whats worth using and whats not. Mig? Good luck with that. Even more to do that job up to my par requires two different fillers and two passes along with controlled cool down. I wouldn't do it for 250, id pass. Take that info and do what you want with it, im only aiming to offer some insight to value here
You are literally Fing retarded. You dont know a dang thing about welding stock manifolds.

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Brother, you ship it to me and i will weld it free of charge.
Good looking out, took it to a local muffler shop yesterday morning. Ask what he would need to get me together, he said man.... don't worry about it. 20 minutes later I was out the door.
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:37 PM
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Glad they got it welded up for you that would of been a $20 job around here by actual good welders free at my work, dont see where high price was coming from maybe they were going to TIG it, polish, coat and wrap it for you and possibly install it back for you lol. Totally off the manifold subject and to the heater, got a master 70k btu propane similar to pictured above in my semi insulated garage 10 min on high and toasty.

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The filler I use to weld cast costs ridiculous money now. A 5lb tin for me is now almost 2 grand but I am well versed in cast welding and know whats worth using and whats not. Mig? Good luck with that. Even more to do that job up to my par requires two different fillers and two passes along with controlled cool down. I wouldn't do it for 250, id pass. Take that info and do what you want with it, im only aiming to offer some insight to value here

are you using titanium rod? Inconel? Gold? Iím no professional but All you need is 309l to weld a stainless v band to a cast steel manifold. It gets done like this everyday and it works just fine. truck manifolds (which is the turbo manifold of choice) is made from cast steel. We arenít welding nuclear reactors here.

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Old 02-10-2019, 12:20 AM
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The filler I use to weld cast costs ridiculous money now. A 5lb tin for me is now almost 2 grand but I am well versed in cast welding and know whats worth using and whats not. Mig? Good luck with that. Even more to do that job up to my par requires two different fillers and two passes along with controlled cool down. I wouldn't do it for 250, id pass. Take that info and do what you want with it, im only aiming to offer some insight to value here
Man that's nuts. I don't even bother tig welding my own. I burn em in hot with mig and haven't had an issue. I can see that your a pro but some of you guys that think you need to use these special procedures to weld these stock manis are nuts I'd put my **** up against anyone else's any day.
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Originally Posted by cam View Post
The filler I use to weld cast costs ridiculous money now. A 5lb tin for me is now almost 2 grand but I am well versed in cast welding and know whats worth using and whats not. Mig? Good luck with that. Even more to do that job up to my par requires two different fillers and two passes along with controlled cool down. I wouldn't do it for 250, id pass. Take that info and do what you want with it, im only aiming to offer some insight to value here
If you are paying 2 grand for a 5lb tin of any kind of filler rod, could I interest you in a '76 Ford Pinto for a steal at only 3 million dollars?
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Side action is one thing, day work keeping shop lights on and family fed price is different. Cost of living where each of us live is VASTLY different as well so no need to bite my head off we all have our own opinions and living circumstances which Im sure is part of the 250 quote. Fast work isnt good and good work isnt fast and quality shop rates arent cheap so its not outrageous to me if the work is tops. There is no nuc cert cast filler I am aware of or I would have tried it. If 309 works for you? It works for you, congrats.

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god the only thing worse than an oil brand thread is a welding thread
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god the only thing worse than an oil brand thread is a welding thread

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Good looking out, took it to a local muffler shop yesterday morning. Ask what he would need to get me together, he said man.... don't worry about it. 20 minutes later I was out the door.
Send a couple pizzas to those fine gentlemen, a friend of mine worked at an exhaust shop and installed my cutout for me for free so I bought a couple pizzas for the guys working there.
Little shops like those are where you find the best people sometimes.
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Originally Posted by The ****** View Post
Send a couple pizzas to those fine gentlemen, a friend of mine worked at an exhaust shop and installed my cutout for me for free so I bought a couple pizzas for the guys working there.
Little shops like those are where you find the best people sometimes.
Yep, my local exhaust shop will do minor welding jobs for basically free. He actually charged me a dollar because he didn't want the word to get out that he welds for free and people would swamp him with work then LOL.
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Originally Posted by 01ssreda4 View Post
Brother, you ship it to me and i will weld it free of charge.




You are literally Fing retarded. You dont know a dang thing about welding stock manifolds.

welll DAMN.....them manifolds right der are sexy! sexier than my cousin!
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:35 AM
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god the only thing worse than an oil brand thread is a welding thread
you know...i tried to think of something worse....and i couldnt......you sir, are a winner.
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