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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #210 on: 19 June 2019, 11:10:32 »

Handmade Wheeler tubular Omega V6 manifolds coming to an etsy shop near you  :y

I'm no expert but those manifolds look like things of beauty, very nice.


You do not want to know how much time there is in these(this, as we haven't started the passenger side one yet), or the cost of the materials and consumables. The only reason to build headers like this for a road car is because there is no alternative. We won't make the systems, but fit off the shelf V8 ones.

I think the cheapest quote I've had for a set of headers for the Cobra was 1200, the average about 1600 .. which would probably all go up once they saw the lack of space ;D but .. that does make a compelling case for DIY.
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #211 on: 19 June 2019, 11:34:41 »

Handmade Wheeler tubular Omega V6 manifolds coming to an etsy shop near you  :y

I'm no expert but those manifolds look like things of beauty, very nice.


You do not want to know how much time there is in these(this, as we haven't started the passenger side one yet), or the cost of the materials and consumables. The only reason to build headers like this for a road car is because there is no alternative. We won't make the systems, but fit off the shelf V8 ones.

I think the cheapest quote I've had for a set of headers for the Cobra was 1200, the average about 1600 .. which would probably all go up once they saw the lack of space ;D but .. that does make a compelling case for DIY.
Whip it down to Nick, he'll knock you some up in half an hour.  :)
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« Reply #212 on: 19 June 2019, 11:48:24 »

Handmade Wheeler tubular Omega V6 manifolds coming to an etsy shop near you  :y

I'm no expert but those manifolds look like things of beauty, very nice.


You do not want to know how much time there is in these(this, as we haven't started the passenger side one yet), or the cost of the materials and consumables. The only reason to build headers like this for a road car is because there is no alternative. We won't make the systems, but fit off the shelf V8 ones.

I think the cheapest quote I've had for a set of headers for the Cobra was 1200, the average about 1600 .. which would probably all go up once they saw the lack of space ;D but .. that does make a compelling case for DIY.
Whip it down to Nick, he'll knock you some up in half an hour.  :)


I know I've mentioned this before, but I hate dealing with exhausts whether that's changing a broken hanger to fabricating new parts. So I only ever replace entire systems, and buy them whenever possible.


And Aaron doesn't want to pay me 1600 to build his headers in the street outside my house :)
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« Reply #213 on: 20 June 2019, 10:51:19 »

And Aaron doesn't want to pay me 1600 to build his headers in the street outside my house :)

 ;D ;D Indeed ;) Although I likely will pay someone - because once you add the cost of a decent TIG welder on top of the materials, you're getting close to just paying someone who actually knows what they're doing with the glue gun (instead of me)..

Speaking of, I popped over to Ollie at Olliminium yesterday (he's going to modify the unused ally fuel tank) - he's based at Bicester Heritage and I reckon that place is worth a wander around just to see what's lurking.. a proper little mass of low-volume automotive manufacturers/restorers/etc. The only other place I've seen so many pre-1930 vehicles in one place is Goodwood!
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« Reply #214 on: 20 June 2019, 11:05:46 »

And Aaron doesn't want to pay me 1600 to build his headers in the street outside my house :)

 ;D ;D Indeed ;) Although I likely will pay someone - because once you add the cost of a decent TIG welder on top of the materials, you're getting close to just paying someone who actually knows what they're doing with the glue gun (instead of me)



the welding is the easy bit! Cutting the tubes so they not only fit in the space, but are still round and join each other correctly is difficult. Fortunately for this job, it's what Ian enjoys. And it's in his garage, so I don't need to get involved too much.
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« Reply #215 on: 20 June 2019, 11:09:25 »

That too! Much easier if you have a decent metal chop-saw and/or band saw .. neither of which I have, so I'd be trying to hand cut everything with a grinder..
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« Reply #216 on: 20 June 2019, 11:18:57 »

That too! Much easier if you have a decent metal chop-saw and/or band saw .. neither of which I have, so I'd be trying to hand cut everything with a grinder..


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« Reply #217 on: 20 June 2019, 14:41:52 »

Handmade Wheeler tubular Omega V6 manifolds coming to an etsy shop near you  :y

I'm no expert but those manifolds look like things of beauty, very nice.


You do not want to know how much time there is in these(this, as we haven't started the passenger side one yet), or the cost of the materials and consumables. The only reason to build headers like this for a road car is because there is no alternative. We won't make the systems, but fit off the shelf V8 ones.

I think the cheapest quote I've had for a set of headers for the Cobra was 1200, the average about 1600 .. which would probably all go up once they saw the lack of space ;D but .. that does make a compelling case for DIY.


There's a new member on here who makes exhausts and headers,, 456lbs. Might be able to help,and he's not far from you Aaron.
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« Reply #218 on: 20 June 2019, 15:12:05 »

There's a new member on here who makes exhausts and headers,, 456lbs. Might be able to help,and he's not far from you Aaron.

Aye  :y I've made a mental note of his name .. once there's an engine in there to join exhausts to, anyway :)
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #219 on: 20 June 2019, 17:15:59 »

Speaking of, I popped over to Ollie at Olliminium yesterday (he's going to modify the unused ally fuel tank) - he's based at Bicester Heritage and
I hope you switched your engine off, seeing as the local council are trying (somehow) to make it an offence to keep the engine running whilst stationary...


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