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I machined tool to make controlling the parting line in the wheel molds easier. 

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It locks into the back of the wheel center like the rear piece of the rims.

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Clay is used to seal one side.

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Then I cast the side that contains the face of the wheel in RTV so that the seams are all on the inside of the wheel and quite minimal at that.

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You could apply for a patent on that tool, Mark....... ?

David

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Very doubtful David.  It only works on these wheels and it is just a means to an end to control a mold line.

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Nice work! You are for sure making som great progress, been following this on AF before. /Gveman

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Thanks Anton!

 

The half-shafts are done for now.  The yokes are cast resin (dyed black) copies of 3D parts.

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The shafts are brass acid treated for the dark finish. 

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Each U-joint has four bearings/caps (with E clips) and they work.  The half-shafts telescope too.

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Thanks Trevor!

 

I was going to have to adjust the rotor hubs (or make shims) so I decided to mill a new one out of resin stock instead of editing the 3D file and growing a replacement.  This was quicker too.

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Thanks for the posts and pics Mark. This is just wonderful ... although a sport I’ll never be able play ... but inspiring nonetheless.

Great great work!

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Mark..have been following this post from the beginning.  And I have seen a few of your other completed models.  Thank you so much for explaining in detail what you are doing. Now I know the method to your madness and appreciate your other models even more.  Can't wait to see it finished..it should be world class.  How long have you been 3D printing BTW.   Did you do some of this on your other models??

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Thanks Mike and Rich.

I only starting doing my own printing a couple months ago, before then I subbed out my files to a company called Fraxional for the actual printing. 

The first model I used 3D printed parts on was my Gulf Seven.  (Have been using the processes for my "real" work for years.)

I had the coil and ignition box grown. 

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This one will have more 3D generated parts than any previous model of mine.  But most of the 3D parts are used as masters to cast resin copies.

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