More parts being drawn up. It may be too small to 3d print. I suppose I can give it a shot and see. I'll have to draw up the crank gear and the inner sprocket before I go ahead and have it printed to see if it will print. If it comes out good either may make available in resin or simply available on Shapeways. Paul
Chris, Thanks! It's been a long time since I have messed with Solidworks. I've had to go through the tutorials and learn all over again haha!! Definately give you a shout when I get ready to deal with Shapeways. Thanks for the help! Paul
Time consuming work but it's getting there. I believe I can upload all the files to Shapeways and have them generated on the 3d printer. I have not done that before so it is new to me. Mostly I was doing all this for now to have the reference with the model. The plan, if it all works out is to be able to design model parts and have them printed out as masters at the very least for resin casting. Maybe leaving the files with Shapeways and available for print. These parts are small (very small!!!) and I do not know how well some will print out. I know there is some parameters they have to work within due to material and such. These parts would have to be scaled up for other scales as these are all drawn in 1/25 scale.
Here's the solid of the crank flange....
I haven't given up on this. Thing are kinda crazy at the moment but I've been drawing up everything I've machined in Solidworks so I can put it in the build book that will go with the model and I will only have to draw the stuff up as I go instead of all at once lol. Foward movement at least!
The Arlen Vanke pro stock was a annual kit with the drag parts. 71 I think? The California Flash is dated 72 on the decals. The Mopar Missle decal looks to be dated 74. I'd guess the Sox and Martin Duster was 73. The MIssle and the Sox and Martin are the same kit I believe. The Cal Flash has a stock interior and chassis plate so it was more based on the annual kit but without the small block parts. (Hemi, scooped hood, and drag wheels only) The Missle and S&M car had a different chassis plate with no exhaust and special interior with no back seat.
Edit.... Correction, the Arlen Vanke was a 72 annual kit.
I have gotten back on my Porsche for this group build. Just got busy with work, vacation and GSL so now that the dust has settled it is high time to finish up some projects!
I've been sanding on the clear rear deck trying to get all the pin marks off. Got them smoothed out and mostly polished out. Still some scratches to deal with so I get to polish some more. Then start working on the outside mold lines still visible in the pics. The Front half of the body will be painted white. Because I am using different decals (studio 27) and there is a big honkin red stripe covering most of the rear deck I am going to paint them in Candy red. This way it will still be see through and yet show color of the rear thing. Probably the best of both worlds this way. Also managed to finish up some more of the engine assembly. Got the left side turbo and exhaust pipe in. WIll be cleaning up the other side in the next couple days. Once that is complete I can paint, detail paint and install the front plate of the engine; and the rear spindles/axles/brakes need to be cleaned up, painted and installed. Engine assembly seems to be the major hurdle on this kit. Rest is pretty basic. I have the carbon decal from Studio 27 so once the engine is complete I will get a start on that. (yay! lol)
On to the pics.....
Doing a search for "sfi 25.1 kidney bar clarification" comes up
with a page from the sfi book color coded with explanation of
of what dia each color represents. These are minimum
requirements so there is some wiggle as room as long
as you go up, not below minimum. This is for the cockpit only
but it will give you an idea.
Got the front seal boss for the Lenco Machined and installed. Its purpose is to either register the bellhousing to the Lenco or the throwout colar to the Lenco. It also is the seat for the front seal.
So I managed to repair the midplate so it now works with the doweled bellhousing boss in the block. Also redid the motor plate some so it is now 2 pieces and contoured it a bit around the Jesel drive. Seems to fit alot better now. These are just templates for when I get ready to do them out of aluminum later.
It did until I whacked the tube off the engine to fit the crank flange. Before the shaft ran through the throwout colar centering the trans. The bellhousing was centered by the throwout colar.
I will have to dowel the block to register with the mid plate and the belhousing now.
Think I am going to pin the Lenco to the belhousing where the 5 bolts go this way it will register in the correct location.