Turbo Buick enthusiast
- Jul 21, 2006
Anyone recommend a Buick friendly welder around Chicago (or reasonably close) that knows what they are doing with stock headers?? I want to do this one time without a hack job. Thanks...
Might want to go with some TA stock replacements instead. There have been some issues with those headers lately. THDP will come up for sale just need to be ready to buy because they go quick.mine was welded in 2017 it looks terrible
I will be getting The gee m headers from Finland in the future and be done
wish I could find a Terry Houston down pipe as well
How in the world can you drag that weld job out to a few hours? Heat cycles with an industrial oven?to do this right where you won't be RE-DOING the weld .. its a few hour job
HUH .. it's not dragging it out .. it's doing it right ... Guess we just do things different .. My way -> I want a clean weld inside and out.. so bead blast it in and out ... Fab and add in a stainless gusset .. back purge and tig weld it ... then have a few beers while admiring my work.. guarantee it doesn't come back for re-welding or further cracks.How in the world can you drag that weld job out to a few hours? Heat cycles with an industrial oven?
When I welded mine in '98 There was gunk on it that wouldn't let the weld act right. We burned that off with a torch then welded it. 100,000 miles later, it had a small bad spot so I fixed that and added a triangle (6 pack of beer at the muffler shop). It never cracked again.
Got some used stock ceramic coated headers off Ebay around 2000 with a small crack. Welded in a triangle with a MIG. Hasn't cracked yet.