PDA

View Full Version : I hate when that happens



slomove
November 27th, 2014, 09:24 PM
Especially since I welded this up 3 times before. Every time if just breaks a little outside of the old weld. Admittely, the last time was 4 years and maybe 20,000 miles ago. But the spun/drawn caps of the Ammo/Raceco can are just paper thin and the vibration is just too much. I did install a vibration damper in the middle of the exhaust train but apparently not sufficient.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-LwVb79TjlMg/VHequ-PVLII/AAAAAAAAFeE/KCIk2K9LmhU/w1137-h853-no/DSC02898.JPG

Oh, and that was all that was left of the can packing (maybe 20% of the can volume). I must take preventive maintenance a bit more seriously.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gV_QzUDEP-8/VHeqxhtYIJI/AAAAAAAAFeM/d86yfHTSI3w/w1245-h853-no/DSC02899.JPG

Another little problem. Last time I was apparently careless when assembling the can and crushed the inner tube:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-F9wS5ndWNMY/VHeqzqcBfSI/AAAAAAAAFeU/__aAqc4rstM/w1598-h747-no/DSC02900.JPG

All good now and ready for a weekend blat to San Diego. I did not bother to grind off the weld beads. Some traces penetrated the surface wher I welded reinforcing gussets from the inside. That stainless sheet is just sooo thin.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-S14R_eKEBpI/VHeq1y3SgtI/AAAAAAAAFec/Hyg0GN8hxfA/w981-h853-no/DSC02901.JPG