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05-13-2012 06:13 PM 1930u on to the steering
I have to re-set and shim the body and do some final alignment work on the steering column in order to connect everything up to the Vega steering box. Found a great deal on some polished stainless steering joints and the D shaft. Should be easier than the headers.


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05-13-2012 06:07 PM 1930u 392 Headers Complete
I haven't been working to much on the Plymouth but I did finish up the headers. The header work was really way outside my skill set but I made it through. Geez what a job.


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04-10-2012 08:54 PM 1930u Headers and Side Pipes
Forgot to add the sample mock up ring pictures.


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04-10-2012 07:01 PM 1930u Headers and Side Pipes
I was successful converting the big block Chevy headers to 392 hemi headers. I have one side done and it was not easy. Hopefully now that I been through it once the left side will be easier. I hope! It would have been much easier to work with mild steel instead of stainless but Iím glad I did the stainless. The collector O.D. is 4.550Ē. I could not find a side pipe tube or any stainless tube with a 4.550Ē I.D., so I made them out of 20 gauge mirror finish stainless sheet stock. I wanted a slip fit like Corvette Header side pipes.

The pictures show a few sample rings rolled to fit the collector just to make sure they would butt up for welding and also slip over the collectors. I sure didnít want to ruin the stainless sheet, so it took awhile to get it right.

I thought a 4Ē sheet roller would do the job but it would only shape the sheet to a 180. From there I was off to find someone that had a 3Ē sheet roller. The 3Ē hand roller did the job perfectly. Now I have to weld them up. I will also add that I still canít tig weld worth a hoot but grinding and polishing makes it all pretty.





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04-01-2012 07:25 PM 1930u Hemi/Chevy Header Conversion
Still havenít been able to find any time for the 30u project but things should free up in the next couple of weeks. This weekend I did head out to the shop and the headers were still laying there.

I spent most of Saturday trying to teach myself how to TIG weld using a DC stick welder with a TIG torch. Didnít do so well, so I tried it again this morning and did a little better and fortunately a friend of my son stopped by and set me straight. Iím still having trouble welding the stainless steel tube but I think in time I will get it.

Hereís a few picís of todayís work. I had to hand form all the tube to fit the Hemi D-Port header flanges. Takes a lot of time. You will also see in the pictures just how close the Big Block Chevy and Early Hemi header flange patterns really are. This is a slick conversion.





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