The Report function of the forum works well. If you see someone acting up, acting out, or just being an okole, use the Report function. It works! I have it set up so it not only sends me an email, but that email is then marked with a flag, and get's put to the top of my email list. I will try to access/look at the report/topic as soon as possible, but remember, I'm on a six hour time delay, and other mods not only have a life, but a real job as well. k den
The difference between the image size and stl. outline seen in the front view is due to adjustments made to compensate for resin shrinkage and printer calibration. After the block was printed, it was checked against the 340 LA engine in the 71 Duster. Same size.
So because of this I would bet the 392 block would be pretty close the same length of that Poly is its done right as they were built to interchange! There was only 2 Poly-Head block that were unable to interchange with Hemi Heads, the 277 and the 318..... And there was only ONE Hemi block that Poly Heads weren't made for, and that was the 392...... Just because the deck height of the 392 block was higher and that makes the need to have a different intake! The 277 & 318 Are A engines. My engine is an A engine. Per your on words, the heads won't fit. In creating a usable 3d file, mega research has to be done in order to make it as precise and accurate as you can. Here is the contents of my poly engine folder:
The Chrysler 392 hemi is a long engine measuring 30" and won't work. The A engine is inches shorter. To compensate for the shortness of the poly A engine, the heads were designed with the upper most part holding the rocker assembly larger than the deck length of the block. The LA engines are most likely longer. Here are the 318 A engine poly heads:
What cad program did you use? Blender If you make a 2-bbl intake for this, put me down for at least 2-3 of these. I'll make the manifold and either Carter ball & ball or DDB carb. Maybe both. Will there be transmission or is the idea to use the 300C unit? I used the 300 trans as it is available now.
I see it a little differently. The big hangup is the creation of the files. The printer I made and use as is the one Joseph of Fire ball Model works use u.v. resin cured by light from a d.l.p. projector. Within the last 2 months, 2 Chinese companies have released a desktop printer using l.e.d light projected through an l.c.d. panel. One retails for $620 and $690 while the other sells for $399. They are however, not plug and play yet. I created this engine out of a need I have for a certain build and because someone else expressed a desire for one. I think people will have a printer and either be able to purchase files on line or have a third party create them. As far as my investment into this particular project, it breaks down as the following. Time spent creating files: 60 - 80 hrs. It take about 10 minutes to load the file into the print program, slice it and start the printer. I don't have to babysit the printer. When it is done, 10 minutes to detach it from the build platform. 5 minutes to put it into a container of water and take it outside for 15 plus minutes of post curing by the sun. 10-15 minutes to bring it back inside and remove and build supports. It takes about 27 hrs of total print time to print this engine. About $25 of u.v. resin was used. I would much rather make the files available than go through creating resin copies. A lot less time consuming and less headache.
Here is the complete engine minus the air cleaners. The are cleaners are 90% complete. I have not sanded some parts such as the bottom of the air cleaners for perfect fit. The AMT Chrysler 300 A488 mates up perfectly. I need to know who is interested in a resin copy of this engine and if so, which intake manifold and carb and which year. There are 20 pcs. to this engine.
If we went solely on cost of goods sold, a Picasso or Rembrandt would only be worth the few dollars that went into the paint and canvas
You forget one basic economic factor in this statement. Price is somewhat related to supply and demand. Cost of goods sold is a cost accounting figure used to set profit margins and monitor profits. It contains both fixed and variable costs and variable costs can change.