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I admire you guys who do this kind of work, Tim! I suppose that I could figure it out, but, for now, I am content to under-use my mill to make the odd part, here and there. That said, beautiful work, sir!

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Hey there Brad, appreciated.......btw, what are YOU working on as of late?   Time for another altered perhaps?  

J.C. (AFX) thanks sir........the planning (research and coming up with the rendering) was the most time consuming part.  I've gotta be nuts the time I put into this little piece.  cheers

Tom (Brutalform) glad you came across the thread and hope you stop by again in the future.  

Francis, as you know all to well, the drawings / prep are everything, not counting the bolts and tubes, there are 5 different pieces making it up and I've still got to make the fuel pump extension.    Thanks too !!!

Dave....thanks man, you taught me most of what I know and I can't say how much that matters.   cheers!!!!

Daniel (Straightliner) time and practice will get you there.  I do admit you have to have some patience too.  My kids suffer because I use up my patience quota on the mill and have little left for them.   😃

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On 1/12/2020 at 9:25 AM, Codi said:

Thank you fellas.......

Dave, I'll post some pics the next time I post.  I apologize for the big delay in replying to your question as I just saw your post.   cheers

Started finally machining the gear cover/ water pump.  With no blueprints to work from I did a ton of research and got a little creative in getting some really good numbers on the piece so I could draw it up.  DAVE, no laughing at my drawing, I know it's a mess and you must be shaking your head compared to yours.....I'm posting just 1 pic of the many drawings I had to do to get to this point.  I will part off this piece with a slit saw into 3 different pieces.  Next I have to make the water pump impeller housing and what I call the fan "snout".   Overall length of the entire piece will be less than 8.0mm.  It's a fraction of the size of a postage stamp.   Not quite 11.0mm tall and 12.00 mm wide.  20 holes in total.  The So far it matches the drawing fairly well so I'm hopeful that I can finish the entire unit sometime next week.  cheers, tim

I forgot to mention that all the holes will have Albion alum tube inserted & T2M bolts dropped inside each.   Many/most of the holes on the perimeter are cut on the edge so the tube will stick up above the edge of the housing.........it will mimic the real unit by doing so.  You can see in the drawing below for example holes 8 & 9 how they're past the edge of the cut line.   It'll make more sense when it's parted off and assembled.  

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Ok Tim, now that is interesting.  I have not seen anyone use a screw and a T-nut as a stop to keep the chuck from shifting on the rotary table under the stress of machining.  I assume that is the purpose.  If there are others uses for that technique I would like to know.  I love these little tidbits that I pick up on how you do your work.  Thanks 

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4 hours ago, Codi said:

Hey there Brad, appreciated.......btw, what are YOU working on as of late?   Time for another altered perhaps? 

Currently working on a '69 Roadrunner stock car. Its in the 'On The Bench' section in case you want to follow along.

 

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Pete, ah, you caught that huh?    Pretty effective actually.  I had an end mill grab just a little too much one time and lets just say that it created a bit of "excitement" when it did.  Better safe than sorry right?  

Thanks for sharing Brad, I don't visit there much  but now I most certainly will.  cheers, tim

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That engine parts fabrication is nuts!! Trying to take all of this build in. Over the top work.

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On 10/21/2019 at 7:36 PM, Codi said:

well Dave. 1 down, 1 to go.  Thanks again for the info you shared.  These things are complicated (at least for me) to figure out and machine.  Just got to part this one off but I'm going to get started right away on its twin before I forget what the heck I did.  😉

image.png.3b59f245e435e68cd001efd0b6d9fdde.pngI was intending on doing the experimental 16 plug heads Wayne Gap was developing but after getting the top part cut in, I didn't want to mess it up by adding more holes etc. to it.  I liked the singular plug look

 

Tim what parting tool did you use to separate the valve cover from the block of aluminum??

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Thanks guys.  To answer the question about parting off,  I use a slit saw unless parting off round stock when I use my lathe.

Oil pan is done other than putting in the .4mm bolts.  You can see the holes drilled on the back half for the drain plug and the dry sump lines unfortunately.   Next up is a reasonable facsimile of the dry sump pump and the gears for it.   In the pics I'm holding everything together as nothing has been glued together as yet.   Cheers, tim

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Fantastic work, Tim! I have been giving more serious thought to what I will do, to get my feet wet, with the mill. Your work is inspiring, toward that end. Thanks for that!

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Tim.... holy Smokes my friend, I am blown away by what you have done here. Truly amazing work you got on in this engine. I still would love to see what you could do in 1/16th scale 😉. I am hoping to have a surprise for you soon. Cheers!

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Hello Tim, Great progress on the Boss engine block, the details so far and the finish is spotless! I'm not familiar with these Ford engine but they are nice and big... I love that!!!

Will be fantastic in the Maverick engine bay. Can't wait to see more magic from your hands!

By the way, I found some pics for the dry sump on internet but you might have already seen them?

https://www.talladegaspoilerregistry.com/2014/04/07/what-are-you-working-on-rick-and-kjell-team-up/

Cheers, Francis

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I simply cannot get over all of this great aluminum work that you're doing here Tim!! Simply beautiful work.

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This is REALLY looking good Tim. can't wait to see those awesome hemi heads on that block. it's the thing dreams are made of....

 

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Tim my friend, I finally got caught up on your build and I'm with Brad.....totally in amazement with this. Can't wait to see what you accomplish next. 

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