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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-30-2001, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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OBA Manifold

While checking out all the OBA links, the one thing I found that I didn't care for was how everyone connected everything together. I thought there must be a better way.
Here is my version of it.



I am kinda happy with how it turned out.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

Now does anyone know where to get some of that red compound that comes on some of the fittings? That stuff seals a heck of lot better than teflon tape!

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[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] Two things that I just cannot abide: sloppy wiring and sloppy plumbing. That manifold is a work of art.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] A pleasure to behold.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] Isn't that red stuff just that.....red stuff. It's just another kind of permatex as far as I know.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] BTW....what IS that fitting just behind the female air fitting? Is that the inlet check valve? [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] Outlet regulator? [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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That is the air tool oiler. I will have fittings on the front air bumper and rear air bumper for the tires but I figured I might as well have a designated one with oil just in case I need to cut a few bouders in half with the air grinder. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

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[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] Ah.....it all comes clear to me now.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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Aluminium...ain't it great, truly a gift from the gods.

Locktite hyd. sealant...good stuff






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Excellent! I am getting some today and losing all the tape!

Aluminum is a godsend. Drills like butter, Taps easily and those little spirals from the drill press are kinda fun[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img].

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For those who don't have access to the proper tooling to make such a work of art there is another option. Northern tool sells an aluminum manifold with five ports on top, one on each end and one on the bottom. It's not as big and doesn't have provisions to bolt it down to a fender, but it definitely looks better than a bunch of brass fittings screwed together. http://www.northerntool.com

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Ditto on the Norther Tool manifold. I have it and It works and looks great. Plus it is very inexpensive.

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You really don't need much in the way of tools to do this.

I used a drill press but I bet it would not be hard with just a hand drill and a vice. The hardest part would be drilling in from both ends so the "chamber" would meet in the middle. A tap for the 1/4" npt threads ( $7.00 at home depot), and a 7/16 drill bit. Then you can put everything right where you want it. Piece of cake[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] Oh and $6.00 for the aluminum.

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Very nice manifold . I need to build one of these , so what did you do there , just a piece of rectangular aluminum barstock , drill through it and then drill and tap for your fittings ? Looks really good . What is the dimensions of that aluminum you used there ? Thanks


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