Cadillac started using v8 engines in 1914. Olds started in 1916 and Chevrolet had one in 1917-18. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V8_engine. The Cadillac LaSalle, designed by Harley Earl, started a new era of American automobile styling. The cars of this era, from 1929 to 1942, are the ones that most interest me. This was during the Art Deco Era, so I alway think of them in that way. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaSalle_(automobile)
Um, Scott, a sale is a sale, no matter how it happens. I won't buy any mag. in hard copy. I just find it much easier to access and locate what I'm looking for and for sure, storage is much neater with e copies. I have received Hemmings Classic Car in digit sinse they first started offering it. It must be a cheaper and more effect way to distribute as I pay half of what it cost me for hard copy, I get it sooner and it's in perfect shape. I just bought the MCM digital issue #203 and will continue to buy future issue if offered in same form.
This is posted on the wall of the room I spend the most time in. It says it all for me. The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered "Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present: the result being that he does not live in the present or future: he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."
Sorry to burst the bubble, but a $130 scanner doesn't have the means to give you a quality scan . It's like using an $200 fdm printer and expecting quality parts. If it is a laser scanner, the camera is 5 mega pixels. On top of that, you still need to use a cad software to fix the scan to make it 3d printable. Then, there is a learning curve in knowing how to set up and scan something usable. I purchased a diy 3d scanner kit one year ago and printed out the frame on my fdm printer for the sole purpose of scanning 1/32 & 1/48 die cast cars. I have been waiting for some improvements to occur. I'll be getting back into working with it in the forth coming months. Any scaling has to be done by using an actual, full size measurement and the software to resize.
My 50th reunion was in August 2013. A website was set up in October 2012. I did my part by finding 60+ contacts. The website contained a memorial section. As time progressed, the realization came to me that the vast majority of people that I would enjoy contact with were no longer alive. I decline going in at the last minute. I didn't feel like spending a total of $600 to travel from Central Florida to Bloomfield Hills Michigan and spend a couple of evenings with a bunch of old people I really didn't know. Some voiced their disappointment, but it didn't matter. Bill, I got married on December 23, 1967. It was 3 weeks before my 22nd birthday.
Instant gratification to start with. No waiting for parts. The ability to create your own parts. Take my Chrysler 318 poly engine build. People have expressed interest in getting one from me. There is really, currently, isn't anything on the market. I am now in the process of making molds and casting the duel quad engine. That's time and money. If could sell the files right now, it would be cost effective for both parties. Also, another advantage of the sla resin printers besides quality is that they as have very low, if any, maintenance.
Yes, Davo, Ted showed these cheap fdm filament printers in his opening post. He, who knows little about desktop 3d printing, wanted to learn more. The 3d printer in my avatar was built by me. It's a Prusa I3 that I built in 2013. I know quite well what the limitations of this style printer are and I just showed people some. As far as sla being quite expense, guess what. The latest release is a whopping $399.