Spent a bunch of time lining up and welding the final hotside of the turbo plumbing, I feel like i'm getting better with the 1/16" rod and welding in general, has almost no melt throughs this time and kept the beads lower and overall made better welds.
The fit up is good and it actually works! I'm excited. Now to finish up the brackets for mounting the radiator and condenser and get them in position to make the cold side.
Working on learning pie cuts this weekend and figuring out how I'm going to route this plumbing for the intake. Making mistakes, learning, getting discouraged, depressed, and then taking a break and jumping back into the fray has all happened today. There's a couple great videos on youtube that explain it, this is the first of a few: https://youtu.be/1EKz1KtaF_k
Back at it tomorrow, more cutting and starting to weld things up.
Hacked up enough metal to get the intercooler to mostly fit, there's a bit more cutting and welding to clean up the area. Ordered a new CK TIG torch since the one that comes with this welder is heavy as sin and I never weld over 100A. Got a superflex version so hopefully will have an easier time welding.