Say hello to my Home Depot intercooler piping mock-up kit!!! A sack full of 45/60/90 degree bends and a bunch of 2 inch PVC piping. The outer diameter of the PVC piping is only 1/8 inch smaller than the 2.5 inch stainless pipes. So it should make for a pretty accurate representation.
I’ll be able to cut and piece the piping sections together like LEGO. I’ll then use some PVC pipe glue to hold them together and then take them to a shop to make me some stainless pipes with the same bends… or at least that is the plan 🙂