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    Default C bowl to split bowl conversion

    anybody ever machined off the knuckle of a C bowl and convert to a Split bowl? I was gonna stick one in the mill and cut it the same width as a nozzle housing. I was wondering if the material in the bowl would be thick enough to drill and tap, or would you need to weld on a piece of material and go from there?

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    Tommy at JBP does them....think there is a pic on his site if you want a closer look at the finished product.....

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    Jack @ MPD does this also, it seems to be a viable option, especially if you've got the equipment at your disposal. Give it a go Rick! Take some pics.
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    guys, I know that there are paid people for this. I dont wanna pay! Lets do it ourselves!!!!

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    Try it.

    Don't forget to post your findings as we all want to know your results!


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    Quote Originally Posted by lilrick View Post
    guys, I know that there are paid people for this. I dont wanna pay! Lets do it ourselves!!!!
    You might want to at least check in with one of them for advice/tips. I would recommend the guy down the road from you in Costa Mesa.

    Back in the Hot Boat days, somebody took on this challenge and did what appeared to be a pretty good job. Don't recall ever hearing his performance results, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilrick View Post
    or would you need to weld on a piece of material and go from there?
    Yes, you need to weld a ring on for the flange

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeF View Post
    Try it.

    Don't forget to post your findings as we all want to know your results!

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    the bowl itself does not have the material for it. you will have to weld a ring onto it.

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    i better go look for a hunk of material!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilrick View Post
    i better go look for a hunk of material!!
    What type of material is best suited for Welding ? lol -- is there a better steel to weld for this app .?
    What is Bowl materials metal composition ? Curious
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky View Post
    What type of material is best suited for Welding ? lol -- is there a better steel to weld for this app .?
    What is Bowl materials metal composition ? Curious

    A "C" bowl, among most others are made of cast aluminum, T-6 would be my choice...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky View Post
    What type of material is best suited for Welding ? lol -- is there a better steel to weld for this app .?
    What is Bowl materials metal composition ? Curious
    I do not know for sure but my guess would be 6061-T6
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    most of the bowls are aluminum and a mixture of metals, i.e. cast aluminum, heat treated to a t-6 hardness for strength. you will need a tube or billet a little over 8in for the od and about 6in id and turn to final measurement. length to your choice, if you heat the bowl to 200-300 degrees and the extension it will tig easier. imo.

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