Impalow Posted January 8, 2016 Author Share Posted January 8, 2016 Thank you all for the comments and following along... This build is definitely a learning process for me, between the 3d printer, the cutter, and now the lathe I am trying something new every time I venture into my model shop. Which makes this one extra exciting for me. Over the last couple days I made a ton of metal shavings and scraps, 2 wastegates (first one was too big) , and the timing belt drive. I can honestly say at this point i love having the lathe...I went "cheap" on this with the harbor freight one, while granted its not as nice as the Sherlines, its getting the job done.. and for how often its used I could better justify the harbor freight price. Still need to get some other tools and bits for it, but its more accurate than I expected, time will tell on the durability side. Wastegates: Next up was the intake, I wanted something like this.. So i modeled it up in the 3d program, and sent it off to the printer. To me, shapes like this play more into the 3d printers strengths, something that would take a long time to accurately scratch build.. or carve out of a block of styrene. I then scratchbuilt the intake runners and plate.. The intake runners in the photo are the position posts, they will get some sleeves overthem to increase the diameter, and provide a location for the injectors. Intake and belt drive mocked up in place: Aluminum is on the way for the wheels...excited to get some paint on this engine soon. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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