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Old 07-19-2012, 07:18 PM
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bumper looks amazing! maybe ill come take it off your hands to relieve some work! haha
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:34 PM
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Sadly I have done some serious damage to my back meaning I can hardly move and its even making it tricky to drive. This is going to delay me a while but I have lots of little mods I can get on with while I can't do big items. I have sent the gearbox off to have it re-built and checked to ensure that it is all good and all the cones and bearings are in perfect working order

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Managed to print off the alternator bracket to trial before I make the metal one
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Supercharger nose bracket, again this is a printed version done in my stratasys
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:06 PM
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that bumper looks great!
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:40 PM
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Delay is the last word I wanted to hear from this.

Hope you get better soon though!
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:39 AM
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Feel better soon man.
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:11 AM
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Too bad you cant fix your body like you can your car. More time with the small details makes a better end result, so take your time, but still get better. I really want to see this car done.
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:11 AM
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hope the back feels better... but that bumper looks like a piece of art... should keep it on the table there hahah
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Old 07-21-2012, 03:15 AM
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Get yourself better sir.

Approaching the 1 year anniversary of your first post, so what's a small delay.

Hopefully you can relax, get healthy, and have a triumphant finish soon.

To all your hard work,
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:45 PM
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Having printed my prototype brackets quite a while ago I finally really had time to get them on the engine.

The past few months have seen me out of action with a very poorly back to the point where the project has been on hold. Thank you for all the support messages and given a month I have a real want to push this project onwards. Some of you may have also noticed that I have another project on my blog, this is one for myself and my other half to do together, a lovely example of a late 72 build 73 plate bug... Looking forward to making it into a show winning example one day (2 year project)

Any way just a quick update to show the bracket in place on the engine, they are quite simple brackets and seam quite strong even in the printed abs plastic.

Really pleased with the alternator bracket, it looks excellent. I did not want to tuck the alternator into the space of the sump as I want as much road clearance as possible. I am really pleased with how it fits

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The supercharger sitting snugly on the bracket fully bolted down. Now all I need to do is get the steel item made

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Again another photo of the blower in place, really saddens me to see how much paint I have taken off the blower putting it in and out, oh well nothing a little bit of paint will not fix. When I have the steel item I will be able to triple check the length of nose required for the blower and I can then add the last bits and store the engine ready to go back in.

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Old 08-23-2012, 04:36 AM
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that's awesome, is your 3D printer capable of printing aluminum too? I've been seeing ads for metal printers in manufacturing magazines lately so i was wondering if they were all that common yet.
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:27 PM
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DMLS (direct metal laser sintering) is still not common place and I have used them in the past but they cost mega money and there are only a handful of them in the UK. Its going to be many years off being in design companies like mine. The Dimension printers as we use cost enough as it is.

Had my steel parts turn up and they look quite nice, still got to weld some brackets on them for other items but they look really good and should help me finish the engine off

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Old 08-30-2012, 06:32 PM
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Nice to hear that this is still progressing. We're all willing you on!
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:11 PM
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Those turned out great, glad to see your feeling better and moving forward with the projects. I'm wondering what the plan is for the fog lights? Are you planning to fit the newer fogs or mount the fogs already on the car? The bumper looks sick regardless and I'm ready to PayPal you some funds to help push the project along and secure one for myself. I wish I had your crafting skills, they are top notch!
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:09 PM
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had a little bit of spare time today so dropped the cooper water pump on the lathe and remove the belt ribbing so I can drive it from the back of the belt. Need to put an anti slip surface on it.

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Old 08-31-2012, 08:14 PM
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how do you intend to do the anti-slip finish? Knurling?
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