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robertglines1
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« on: August 06, 2013, 02:21:50 PM »

Pipe that is: I am short some bends and straight runs-- what is acceptable to use and where to get it if special. The tubing I have now is alum but I am short a few feet and couple bends to make run from air to air to intake/charger.  I have the flanged coupler to  compressor. Bob
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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2013, 02:30:00 PM »

Steel exhaust pipe bends work just fine.  I use mandrel bends.  Summit racing, Jeg's, or ebay have them cheap.  The only thing you might want to do is add a way to help the hoses stay on - either find a friend with a bead roller (or here's an excuse to buy another tool) or what I do is weld a couple of beads about 1/4" from each end.  Two beads on opposite sides of pipe about an inch or so long should do it.
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2013, 02:34:56 PM »

You should be able find the correct size mandrel bent tubing on eBay. Plan B go to a truck salvage yard and buy an arm load of CAC tubing and weld together what you need. I think you'll mostly find steel.

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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2013, 04:18:30 PM »

As they say.  Butt welded steel tube, beaded where flex hose fits, Tig welded if possible.  Mandrel bends with zero kinking in the bend short side.  Such bends can be expensive.

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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2013, 07:34:31 PM »

    AND use the wide flat hose clamps with the spring on the tightening bolt!!!!!
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