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Old 05-29-2013, 08:48 PM   #26
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Strong work. Great thread.
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:02 PM   #27
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All your work is super cool! I'm curious, where did you learn SolidWorks and all the machining used in your pictures?

I just finished 3 years at my local Tech College for Welding, and they do offer a Machining program as well. With my new job, and the amount of free time I have I don't think I could swing 1-2 years in another program. I really want to learn how to do all that though.

Seriously though, superb stuff. 2 thumbs up

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Old 05-31-2013, 12:28 PM   #28
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Why did this thread die?
I keep forgetting about it.

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And please tell me where you got that nitrous gauge! That is hilarious!
It's a standard air pressure gauge that I gutted and taped on a paper gauge face that I made and printed out.

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Strong work. Great thread.
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All your work is super cool! I'm curious, where did you learn SolidWorks and all the machining used in your pictures?

I just finished 3 years at my local Tech College for Welding, and they do offer a Machining program as well. With my new job, and the amount of free time I have I don't think I could swing 1-2 years in another program. I really want to learn how to do all that though.

Seriously though, superb stuff. 2 thumbs up

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Went to RIT for Mechanical Engineering, graduated 2006. We didn't use solidworks at the time, but it was easy enough to get a student copy and learn it. I think they use solidworks now, as they were starting to when I graduated (MET's always had solidworks).

RIT offered 1 required machining class. I learned the basics there. Learned to use a lathe and mill, but nothing complicated. It's more to give you an idea of how stuff is made so you don't design impossible items. After that, it was just self driven. You could go into the shop and ask questions and they'd help you out. Where I work, they let us use the shop. I'm in there almost everyday during lunch. Once you figure out some tricks, you can figure out almost anything.

For CNC, we had a 2 axis CNC here. One guy knew how to run it and he showed me the basics. After that I just played with it. You make mistakes and you learn. We got a 3 axis last summer and I spent a week reading the manual, setting it up, learning what worked and what didn't.

Here's some more stuff i've made for various cars:

Hubs and adjustable pedals for an F500:


Wrench for a large nut on a primary clutch:


Super simple cable crimping tool:


ECU bracket for F500:


Silencer for F500 exhaust:
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:31 PM   #29
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06 WRX steering rack pinion cut open:


Mounting brackets:






Coolant block off plate/temp sensor adapter.




Titanium rings for the wife and I:


Motor adapter plate (convert F440 to F500)
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:33 PM   #30
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Close up of adjustable pedal and wilwood pedal:


Alternator mount w/tensioner (prototype, not copmlete):
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:14 AM   #31
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I want one of those rigs!
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:47 PM   #32
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cool work!
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:04 AM   #33
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You've been busy dude...

I was thinking the very same location when I go to an adjustable fpr...
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:48 PM   #34
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great work!
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:19 PM   #35
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God damn what I'd do if I had a CNC mill at my disposal...
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:18 AM   #36
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Couple current things going on.

25.2 cage in progress for Sn mustang to be shipped out for a customer



Square tube back half for 67 camaro with strange ford 9".

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Old 07-03-2013, 02:35 PM   #37
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^^ Yeah...I have nothing to do with that. (not saying it's bad work, just making sure others know in case they see it and think I did). True, the thread title is "random parts fabrication" but it was intended to be "Mechie3's random parts fabrication".


Designed a mount to put my y block and FPR both on the center of the intake manifold. The alternator was moved to the driver side to make room. Now both the feed and return lines will be equal left to right. Previously the feeds were equal, but the returns were different lengths. Not that it matters really to the extent that they were uneven, but now it'll look symmetric.

You can see it, but I use the stock mounting holes in the back with a spacer as well. They had previously stripped out due to vibration, so I heli-coiled them and added the ring on top to prevent future vibration.





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Old 07-03-2013, 07:34 PM   #38
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Made some more parts.

Long, windy, plastic oil filler tube? Aint nobody got time fo dat! Made an aluminum one. Need to make a cap too. It's smaller, doesn't wind all about, and I flipped the male/female threads around since it would be easier to make this way.

New compared to stock:




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Old 07-05-2013, 05:07 AM   #39
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inspiring work. seriously. i would kill to have the access to your skills and tools.

this is me being picky but why didnt you make the oil filler perpendicular to the ground instead of being perpendicular to the base?
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:55 AM   #40
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inspiring work. seriously. i would kill to have the access to your skills and tools.

this is me being picky but why didnt you make the oil filler perpendicular to the ground instead of being perpendicular to the base?
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The oil filter actually sits about 60 degrees off horizontal. The filler itself is a straight piece and bolts on directly to the ej255 valve cover (ej205 might be the same for oil filler location). The base on the valve cover is angled outwards at the 60 deg angle. Making the part have more than 1 axis would require welding, multiple operations and setups (it already too 3 setups, though all quite simple). I'll need a funnel to fill it anyways, or an adapter that screws onto the filler to make a cup.

This looks to be a mirror image, but you can see where the oil filler bolts on. It's not vertical or horizontal.

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Old 07-05-2013, 09:03 PM   #41
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It's mostly done. Still need to put my 818 logo on the top and chamfer the bottom of the cap so it doesn't look so square. Not sure I'm 100% satisfied. It works, but it's a little tight. Might need to change the ID some more, but I might change from a radial seal to an axial seal. An axial seal would have no resistance until it sealed. The radial seal has drag from the momen it engages until you stop tightening.



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Old 07-05-2013, 09:56 PM   #42
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I wish with all my heart I had the skills, tools, and time to do what you do.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:56 PM   #43
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Love it! Only suggestion I would make is to shorten it more between the two parts, it would look better and would cost less in material What I mean by shorten it is not have so much a of neck on the bottom part.
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:18 AM   #44
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Love it! Only suggestion I would make is to shorten it more between the two parts, it would look better and would cost less in material What I mean by shorten it is not have so much a of neck on the bottom part.
It's supposed to be shorter. There's just so much resistance by the time the second o-ring engages that I can't thread it down any further. I redesigned it last night to use an axially compressed o-ring. It also comes out a bit shorter. The scale is a bit deceiving. It's a bit smaller than the stock piece (the cap, not the fill hole) and you do need to be able to get your hand around it.

Krang, the skill is the easy part. It's all self driven (well, I went to school to be an engineer, so that helps). We got a CNC at work, I wanted to learn how to use it, so I started reading the manual and playing around. The hard part is finding a machine that someone will let you play around on.
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:23 PM   #45
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Wow, now that you mention it I actually see the size comparison to the other parts on the engine. I did not look at that last night, that is crazy how small you got it!
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:35 PM   #46
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Nice stuff, work is awesome!
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:35 PM   #47
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Made prototype #2. I like it much better. It's shorter, but with a bigger diameter cap. The o-ring compresses axially now so there's little resistance until the o-ring bottoms out. The black part is plastic since it's just a test piece (didn't even finish the flange). I learned how to program and cut threads on the CNC, so that eliminates another issue I had with the threads not always starting straight.







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Old 07-10-2013, 09:32 PM   #48
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:59 PM   #50
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Made the bottom portion in aluminum today. Fine tuned some of the process. It goes on much smoother and make a nice seal. I'm considering doing a short run of these as there's been some interest in them.

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