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stewart

Member Since 01 Mar 2010
Offline Last Active May 14 2013 06:18 PM
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In Topic: Time for Another Cummins Prototype (What should I do?)

18 March 2013 - 06:58 AM

Well, I had a great Master pretty much complete and I was getting a mold ready to go when I somehow lost the mold and master  :wacko:

Therefore, this project is on hold for a little while as I will have to make another master or find the old one.

STewart


In Topic: Time for Another Cummins Prototype (What should I do?)

20 February 2013 - 03:47 PM

I decided to fork out the money to have this thing 3D printed.  I mostly just want to see what it looks like.  I'll post pictures when I get it.  Should be here in about 3-4 weeks.


In Topic: 1990 Silverado Off Road

19 February 2013 - 03:17 PM

That is a sweet-looking ride.  Nice work on the paint!

STewart


In Topic: Time for Another Cummins Prototype (What should I do?)

18 February 2013 - 08:33 PM

Here is the link to my shapeways account, if you want to print it.

STewart


In Topic: Time for Another Cummins Prototype (What should I do?)

18 February 2013 - 08:17 PM

Well, if you are really interested and willing to spend $40 to $50 on an engine, I have made 3D drawings of the whole thing that you can get printed from shapeways.  The tolerances they advertise would be enough, based on which material you want to buy.  The best detail is frosted Ultra-Detail and getting the engine printed in that is about $50 shipped.  

 

I made the block in one piece and you can print that (doesn't have the oil pan) or you can use the halves and oil pan and valve cover.  I decided to split the engine up that way because I thought it would be easier to get better detail from it.  For some reason they uploaded in a vertical orientation, but they would print laying down.

 

As far as eta for completion and casting, it will be a few months.  Alan told me he's almost done, and hopefully I can start getting him to make them.  However, if I can finish this one in the next month, I will try to find someone who can do good castings quickly.  If you have any suggestions, please let me know.

STewart