Welding Exhaust Systems - Part 2

Welding Exhaust Systems - Part 2

DIYVincent Roman
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

DIYVincent Roman
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...

Detailed Header Construction insights and tips

Vincent vince@burnsstainless.com
When constructing racing headers, it is very important to make a logical plan before cutting any tubing. The design selection is the first step. Ty...

Exhaust Header Theory and Proper Exhaust Tuning

ExhaustVincent vince@burnsstainless.com
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...
Inconel

Inconel

TechnologyVincent Roman
Inconel® refers to a family of trademarked high strength austenitic nickel-chromium-iron alloys that have exceptional anti-corrosion and heat-resis...

Merge Collectors Configurations - What You Should Know

ExhaustVincent vince@burnsstainless.com
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 in Exhaust Tubing, Aluminum vs Stainless Steel

ExhaustVincent vince@burnsstainless.com
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...
Bundle of Snakes - 180 Degree Headers

Bundle of Snakes - 180 Degree Headers

Vincent vince@burnsstainless.com

Many of you have seen the so-called “bundle-of-snakes” headers on the infamous Ford GT40s of the late sixties, but you might wonder.

Are they still relevant today?

Those beautiful works of art built by English craftsman on the Lola-designed chassis where two tubes from each bank of the V-8 are crossed over the engine to collect in 4-1 collectors with opposing tubes.

How to Repack a Muffler

How to Repack a Muffler

DIYVincent vince@burnsstainless.com
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...

Everything You Need to Know About Turbo Headers

TechnologyVincent vince@burnsstainless.com
High exhaust gas temperatures, high exhaust pressure, cramped engine compartments and the complexity of turbocharged applications pose extreme chal...

Development Tools and Testing Methods for the Optimization of Exhaust Performance

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

Are Burns' Bends Really Better?

TechnologyVincent Roman
“It takes less time to do it right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.” - Henry W. Longfellow We are often times asked why our stainless...

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