|Costa tack welds the exhaust segments together to test fit them before seam welding the pipe. He uses a Miller Tig welder.|
|Chris Marion modifies the steering wheel hub to fit Dai’s favorite steering wheel.|
|The downpipe segment is tacked together to fit it before welding. The flange is tacked to the Burns transition pipe to increase the diameter from 2.5″ to 3″.|
We had only a few weeks to turn a lower level class Time Attack car into a pro drift car but we had a good crew to do it. Scott Dodgeon of SPD Metalworks, Dai’s drifting crew chief was busy overhauling the S13 so Costa Gialamas of GTI Technical Innovations, the builder of the Z volunteered to take the lead role in retrofitting the car as well as Chris Marion from KW Suspension and our own Mike Kojima.
|Costa cuts a section off a mandrel bend to fit it better. The cardboard underneath the pipe helps him judge the angle to cut.|
|The tack welds are shown here. The sharpie marks are also to help line up the segments when tack welding them.|
|Look at the smooth low backpressure bends! The V-Band clamps will make for easy disassembly.|