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underdog1495

1/8 TDR Nova

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Wow,I guess I've gotta long way of waiting to see the car finished.Good luck with it.

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Deck is DONE!  I'm on a mission lately.

Excited to get these projects out of the way so I can work on this TDR Nova this fall.

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Ok....

I found some time as work was slow today. Goal was to wrap up this engine block. I think I like it now. Any input guys??  Thinking about 3D printing it first before I cut it in ren wood.

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The starter may be a tad small but I'm only concerned with the block first.

My 1:1 isn't getting done as quickly as I had hoped at the chassis shop so I may see what I can do with this on vacation time, doesn't sound like my wife will be dragging me off anywhere and my projects are done for the most part. Pretty sure I have everything I need for materials,.....kicking myself in the rear...

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Messing around this morning with my new 5-axis software. This particular NC program... the work piece spins on the x-axis while the cutter stays on Y zero and bumps up and down on the Z axis to the part shape. It makes its way from the front of the block to the rear of the block. I see it crashes into the timing chain area so I need to alter that. Might try some ren board and see how it cuts one of these days. 

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Ran into some post processor issues last week but I think I have that portion figured out and solved now. Next will be getting used to the cnc controller and getting the G-code loaded into the machine to try and cut something. Amazing I haven't ran cnc in 25 years and it's just like riding a bike still

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Messing around with a blower design. It's not accurate yet but I'll keep tweaking it but thought I'd share it. I need to work on an oil pan also, the one I have is a stock looking one so I didn't include it in the image.....getting closer

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Engine design is coming right along...

Can't wait to see some prints...B)

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I sold the 1/8 scale resin 55 body and put the money towards this 3D printed Nova body. The items on the 1st page are from that previous build. Some I made, Some were made by MicroNitro. I never built a chassis for it before I sold it off.  Work has been a nightmare lately and when I get home I have no energy for this project. I have everything to start the chassis, just have to sit down and start. The 1:1 Malibu build has been taking up some of my spare time as well. We just set the engine and making the front and mid-plate for it. Did an engine mock up with ProCharger to make sure everything fits, next up is the rack & pinion and mount the seats then I'll have it at home to start wiring the entire car.

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I used to have one but I gave it to my nephew as a birthday gift. I was hoping he'd finish it but he hasn't touched it. I may get it back, LOL.

I do have Andy Chew's 1/16 55 Chevy, he started it, chassis is done, a lot of parts, just needs to be assembled pretty much. I haven't even touched it since I bought it.

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I found two of mine. If you are asking to see Andy's I'd have to break it out of its box and take some pics.

 I think this one is mine as it's on the design I did for the chassis. I had a couple of them long ago.  One I did and another I bought off eBay.

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If you want to  brake Andy's out of the box to take photo's that would be great

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I found some images of Andy's 55 Chevy. I had this one originally, sold it to Andy as he wanted to try a 1/16, he built it to what you see and sold it to Rafael Torres, then I bought it from him, so yeah it's been around the world I think, LOL. I hope this helps you out

…. Back on topic now. It's snowing here in Michigan and I'm hoping like crazy I can get started on my brass chassis, maybe Sunday fingers crossed

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thank you so much for the photo's and how much snow are they calling for up your way

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Really struggling finding some time at home for the chassis as I've had to stay late everyday at work the past month. I did find time last night to wrap up my supercharger tweaks and I was able to do the hat last Sunday. I think I'm about done messing with this. May change up the oil pan some but I think this thing is 99%. Thoughts, comments...concerns?

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Okay, I tweaked the oil pan with less of an angle on the bottom. I really like how it turned out. i'm calling this engine design done.

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