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Turbo Header, Up-Pipe, Downpipe, Charge Pipe, and Intercooler Pipe Projects

Here are some pics of headers and boost pipes that we fabricated for customers’ turbo projects. As with all of our header projects, all of our turbo manifold, intercooler and boost pipe projects are custom-mandrel-bent in-house and are TIG welded. Our turbo header projects are made from 304 or 321 stainless steel for the better heat resistance.

Bill's Sunbean Alpine/Nissan turbo swap

Bill is installing a Nissan turbo engine into his classic Sunbeam Alpine. He brought a mock-up car and engine to us and asked us to fabricate a custom turbo manifold and downpipe for the car.

We began by discussing the installation with Bill, to gain a better understanding of where he planned to locate the intercooler and other components. We helped him to map out the routing of the pipes and then decided on a location for the turbo itself. After fabricating custom turbo mounts, we were ready to fabricate the manifold. We used 1.625" 304 stainless steel tube and custom-bent and fitted each primary tube. We also fabricated a custom 4-into-1 collector from 304 stainless. Given the close confines of the engine compartment, this is a very tight installation, but everything fits with a small amount of clearance. After Bill finishes the mechanical work on the car, he plans to bring it back to us for a complete exhaust system.

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Bill's Sunbean Alpine/Nissan turbo swap

Bill is installing a Nissan turbo engine into his classic Sunbeam Alpine. He brought a mock-up car and engine to us and asked us to fabricate a custom turbo manifold and downpipe for the car.

We began by discussing the installation with Bill, to gain a better understanding of where he planned to locate the intercooler and other components. We helped him to map out the routing of the pipes and then decided on a location for the turbo itself. After fabricating custom turbo mounts, we were ready to fabricate the manifold. We used 1.625" 304 stainless steel tube and custom-bent and fitted each primary tube. We also fabricated a custom 4-into-1 collector from 304 stainless. Given the close confines of the engine compartment, this is a very tight installation, but everything fits with a small amount of clearance. After Bill finishes the mechanical work on the car, he plans to bring it back to us for a complete exhaust system.

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Bill's Sunbean Alpine/Nissan turbo swap

Bill is installing a Nissan turbo engine into his classic Sunbeam Alpine. He brought a mock-up car and engine to us and asked us to fabricate a custom turbo manifold and downpipe for the car.

We began by discussing the installation with Bill, to gain a better understanding of where he planned to locate the intercooler and other components. We helped him to map out the routing of the pipes and then decided on a location for the turbo itself. After fabricating custom turbo mounts, we were ready to fabricate the manifold. We used 1.625" 304 stainless steel tube and custom-bent and fitted each primary tube. We also fabricated a custom 4-into-1 collector from 304 stainless. Given the close confines of the engine compartment, this is a very tight installation, but everything fits with a small amount of clearance. After Bill finishes the mechanical work on the car, he plans to bring it back to us for a complete exhaust system.

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Bill's Sunbean Alpine/Nissan turbo swap

Bill is installing a Nissan turbo engine into his classic Sunbeam Alpine. He brought a mock-up car and engine to us and asked us to fabricate a custom turbo manifold and downpipe for the car.

We began by discussing the installation with Bill, to gain a better understanding of where he planned to locate the intercooler and other components. We helped him to map out the routing of the pipes and then decided on a location for the turbo itself. After fabricating custom turbo mounts, we were ready to fabricate the manifold. We used 1.625" 304 stainless steel tube and custom-bent and fitted each primary tube. We also fabricated a custom 4-into-1 collector from 304 stainless. Given the close confines of the engine compartment, this is a very tight installation, but everything fits with a small amount of clearance. After Bill finishes the mechanical work on the car, he plans to bring it back to us for a complete exhaust system.

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Bill's Sunbean Alpine/Nissan turbo swap

Bill is installing a Nissan turbo engine into his classic Sunbeam Alpine. He brought a mock-up car and engine to us and asked us to fabricate a custom turbo manifold and downpipe for the car.

We began by discussing the installation with Bill, to gain a better understanding of where he planned to locate the intercooler and other components. We helped him to map out the routing of the pipes and then decided on a location for the turbo itself. After fabricating custom turbo mounts, we were ready to fabricate the manifold. We used 1.625" 304 stainless steel tube and custom-bent and fitted each primary tube. We also fabricated a custom 4-into-1 collector from 304 stainless. Given the close confines of the engine compartment, this is a very tight installation, but everything fits with a small amount of clearance. After Bill finishes the mechanical work on the car, he plans to bring it back to us for a complete exhaust system.

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Bill's Sunbean Alpine/Nissan turbo swap

Bill is installing a Nissan turbo engine into his classic Sunbeam Alpine. He brought a mock-up car and engine to us and asked us to fabricate a custom turbo manifold and downpipe for the car.

We began by discussing the installation with Bill, to gain a better understanding of where he planned to locate the intercooler and other components. We helped him to map out the routing of the pipes and then decided on a location for the turbo itself. After fabricating custom turbo mounts, we were ready to fabricate the manifold. We used 1.625" 304 stainless steel tube and custom-bent and fitted each primary tube. We also fabricated a custom 4-into-1 collector from 304 stainless. Given the close confines of the engine compartment, this is a very tight installation, but everything fits with a small amount of clearance. After Bill finishes the mechanical work on the car, he plans to bring it back to us for a complete exhaust system.

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Elite Diesel - Powerstroke Up-Pipes

Elite Diesel Engineering develops compound turbo kits for the 7.3L Powerstroke diesels. They sell and install small, medium, large and extra-large turbo kits, and asked us to fabricate the X-pipe and boost pipes for these kits.

These pipes are made from 304 stainless and use turbo interlock-style flex bellows to reduce the possibility of tube fatigue due to the high temperatures. They are ceramic coated to help manage heat. All bends were made in-house on our mandrel bender. All joints are TIG-welded.



Cummins Compound Turbo

Scott has developed an innovative compound turbo system for the Dodge Cummins diesel engine. After testing and running this setup with factory exhaust manifolds, he asked us to fabricate a set of custom turbo manifolds and boost pipes for this kit, to allow it to make more power.

After prototyping the headers using mild steel, we fabricated this set using 321 stainless, which has a higher resistance to extremely high temperatures. We custom-mandrel-bent the 1.625" 321 stainless tubes, and fitted them to 3-into-1 collectors and to a custom stainless steel flange that Scott provided.

After the headers were completed, we fitted the boost pipes using custom-mandrel-bent 3" cold-rolled steel tube. These pipes were bent on our 3.5" centerline-radius mandrel bend die, which provides extremely tight, yet smooth  bends.

An interesting feature about these headers is that most of the header primaries were bent and made from continuous tubes. This means that fewer weld seams were needed, greatly increasing the strength of the headers. This could only be done using our in-house mandrel bender!

We were told that, during dyno testing, these headers provided approximately 150 horsepower over the stock manifolds.



Cummins Compound Turbo

Scott has developed an innovative compound turbo system for the Dodge Cummins diesel engine. After testing and running this setup with factory exhaust manifolds, he asked us to fabricate a set of custom turbo manifolds and boost pipes for this kit, to allow it to make more power.

After prototyping the headers using mild steel, we fabricated this set using 321 stainless, which has a higher resistance to extremely high temperatures. We custom-mandrel-bent the 1.625" 321 stainless tubes, and fitted them to 3-into-1 collectors and to a custom stainless steel flange that Scott provided.

After the headers were completed, we fitted the boost pipes using custom-mandrel-bent 3" cold-rolled steel tube. These pipes were bent on our 3.5" centerline-radius mandrel bend die, which provides extremely tight, yet smooth  bends.

An interesting feature about these headers is that most of the header primaries were bent and made from continuous tubes. This means that fewer weld seams were needed, greatly increasing the strength of the headers. This could only be done using our in-house mandrel bender!

We were told that, during dyno testing, these headers provided approximately 150 horsepower over the stock manifolds.



Cummins Compound Turbo

Scott has developed an innovative compound turbo system for the Dodge Cummins diesel engine. After testing and running this setup with factory exhaust manifolds, he asked us to fabricate a set of custom turbo manifolds and boost pipes for this kit, to allow it to make more power.

After prototyping the headers using mild steel, we fabricated this set using 321 stainless, which has a higher resistance to extremely high temperatures. We custom-mandrel-bent the 1.625" 321 stainless tubes, and fitted them to 3-into-1 collectors and to a custom stainless steel flange that Scott provided.

After the headers were completed, we fitted the boost pipes using custom-mandrel-bent 3" cold-rolled steel tube. These pipes were bent on our 3.5" centerline-radius mandrel bend die, which provides extremely tight, yet smooth  bends.

An interesting feature about these headers is that most of the header primaries were bent and made from continuous tubes. This means that fewer weld seams were needed, greatly increasing the strength of the headers. This could only be done using our in-house mandrel bender!

We were told that, during dyno testing, these headers provided approximately 150 horsepower over the stock manifolds.



Cummins Compound Turbo

Scott has developed an innovative compound turbo system for the Dodge Cummins diesel engine. After testing and running this setup with factory exhaust manifolds, he asked us to fabricate a set of custom turbo manifolds and boost pipes for this kit, to allow it to make more power.

After prototyping the headers using mild steel, we fabricated this set using 321 stainless, which has a higher resistance to extremely high temperatures. We custom-mandrel-bent the 1.625" 321 stainless tubes, and fitted them to 3-into-1 collectors and to a custom stainless steel flange that Scott provided.

After the headers were completed, we fitted the boost pipes using custom-mandrel-bent 3" cold-rolled steel tube. These pipes were bent on our 3.5" centerline-radius mandrel bend die, which provides extremely tight, yet smooth  bends.

An interesting feature about these headers is that most of the header primaries were bent and made from continuous tubes. This means that fewer weld seams were needed, greatly increasing the strength of the headers. This could only be done using our in-house mandrel bender!

We were told that, during dyno testing, these headers provided approximately 150 horsepower over the stock manifolds.



Cummins Compound Turbo

Scott has developed an innovative compound turbo system for the Dodge Cummins diesel engine. After testing and running this setup with factory exhaust manifolds, he asked us to fabricate a set of custom turbo manifolds and boost pipes for this kit, to allow it to make more power.

After prototyping the headers using mild steel, we fabricated this set using 321 stainless, which has a higher resistance to extremely high temperatures. We custom-mandrel-bent the 1.625" 321 stainless tubes, and fitted them to 3-into-1 collectors and to a custom stainless steel flange that Scott provided.

After the headers were completed, we fitted the boost pipes using custom-mandrel-bent 3" cold-rolled steel tube. These pipes were bent on our 3.5" centerline-radius mandrel bend die, which provides extremely tight, yet smooth  bends.

An interesting feature about these headers is that most of the header primaries were bent and made from continuous tubes. This means that fewer weld seams were needed, greatly increasing the strength of the headers. This could only be done using our in-house mandrel bender!

We were told that, during dyno testing, these headers provided approximately 150 horsepower over the stock manifolds.



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