Welding FAQs

Welding FAQs

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We often get questions regarding welding stainless steel, so we thought we would put together a compilation of these with answers.
Are We Ready To Weld Yet? - Part 5

Are We Ready To Weld Yet? - Part 5

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We have our TIG welder ready to go. We have our header tubes tacked together with perfect fitment. We have properly fit the pipes to the flange and...
Welding Exhaust Systems - Part 4

Welding Exhaust Systems - Part 4

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So we are now finally ready to weld. Well, no, not quite. In the past few issues of the newsletter we have discussed various welding techniques, tu...
Welding Exhaust Systems - Part 3

Welding Exhaust Systems - Part 3

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In Part 2 we discussed the importance of tube fitment when fabricating headers. This month, we will discuss techniques involved with back purging e...
Welding Exhaust Systems - Part 2

Welding Exhaust Systems - Part 2

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As mentioned in Part 1 of this series, TIG should be employed when welding thin sections of exhaust tubing, especially when using specialized alloy...
Welding Exhaust Systems - Part 1

Welding Exhaust Systems - Part 1

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Welding is one of the most important fabrication techniques in motorsports. Today's race shop welders need to be well versed in applying welding t...

Exhaust Header Theory

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In order to explain the effect of exhaust tuning on performance, let’s take a quick look at the 4-stroke engine cycle.  The first step in the 4-str...

Merge Collectors

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Burns Stainless Merge Collectors are highly respected by many engine builders including NASCAR, and are widely used by champions in NHRA, IMSA, FI...

Yield Strength

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A question I am often asked is “why don’t you recommend aluminum for an exhaust material?” They continue, “so-and-so" has been running it on his ca...
How to Repack a Muffler

How to Repack a Muffler

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When the time comes that you feel like repacking your muffler, here are the simple steps to follow. 1. Remove muffler from vehicle if possible. This usually makes the muffler easier to work with. 2. Clean any dirt, oil, debris off of the allen bolts holding the outer case to the end cap.3. Using an allen key that is in...

Development Tools and Testing Methods for the Optimization of Exhaust Performance

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Pressure Analysis Top Topics Two highly technical presentations covering exhaust theory and the testing and evaluation of cylinder pressures opened...

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