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Case Mod - In Progress ⭐ MAD MAX Case Mod Tribute

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by mnpctech, 17 May 2018.

  1. ifohancroft

    ifohancroft New Member

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    I am in-love with the mod! Can't wait to see it finished!
    By the way, same. I've been watching Bill,s videos for years. He got me interesting in modding. Heck, before that I even had no idea what modding was.
     
  2. mnpctech

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    Thank you very much for your support and comment!

    Painted the engine and injector air scoop silver alum

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  3. Pirra

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    Great project Bill, as always.

    Keep it comin' man, you´re an inspiration to Mod!!!
     
  4. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Awesome Bill.

    I may be showing my age but I used to work on Falcon's, Monaro's and Valiant's (Hemi motors!!!) when I was a young mechanic in the 80's, you could climb in the engine bay to work on them.

    I also saw the movie when it was originally released in NZ. At the time I was into big road bikes (first model GSX1100 was my baby, one mate had the same, another had a venerable Kawasaki Z900 which featured in the movie, another had one of the three cylinder 750cc two-stroke Kawasaki's - a massive handful - which was also in the movie in the background) so the movie was petrol-head heaven.

    We did all laugh at the lack of sync between the bike gear changes on screen and reality as well as the poor motorbike engine sounds in general, I mean, if you have ever ridden the maelstrom that is a 750cc two-stroke triple powerband you will know what I mean.

    However, the film did get the car engine sounds right, I distinctly remember the hard-on from hearing the V8's roar. That said, being an Aussie film they had to get the cars right, there would of been a boycott of the movie if they didn't, you don't mess with Aussie petrol-heads.

    Anyway, enough nostalgia...

    Are you going to continue the theme with a Ford grille style at the front?
     
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  5. mnpctech

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    @Pirra Thank you! .....awesome avatar btw!

    @Fingers66 ....WOW, I love those Monaros from early 70s too! I recall in early 80s when you could find used 70/71 Ford Torinos for around $1,000, or even less needing little work. Now they're super rare in the states. I had 1974 Olds Omega I bought for $250 when I was 15. My dad spotted it and borrowed me the money so I could nab it before I have my drivers license. All it needed was a front wheel bearing. Gawd, what I'd give to find another today in rust free condition.. My problem was I'd buy and sell cars, cause I wanted to see what each make/model was all about. I've owned a variety of euro, asian and domestic cars. btw, I started a GLOBAL "Car Guy Hangout" on FB for friends into cars and you're welcome to join, HERE

    I've been contemplating about the front. It would be nice to create the front of Max's car, but making the proportions look right would be challenging
     
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  6. mnpctech

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    My apologies for the lack of updates. Paying gigs keep the lights on, so Max will need to temporarily park the Falcon. I may bring it out and share a new update for mental break if time allows.
     
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  7. rchiileea

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    feeling this right now with desk my own personal project, then other project for others, not complaining though.
     
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  8. mnpctech

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    I had paused progress on this build so i could get this metro exodus finished in time for their launch. Just started working with the new cooler master SL600M case for DiRT Rally 2.0 game theme build. Interesting chassis layout thats confused most of the YT reviewers. Can anyone think beyond the normal ATX layout anymore? Most of the reviewers ignored the multiple cooling options the case offers. So, once that's finished, I can hopefully (sigh) get back to this project. Personal projects always get halted so I can pay the bills.
     
  9. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Your sidetracks are so bad they keep me from my project too. :lol:
     
  10. mnpctech

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    yes, and thank you for tolerating me, ha!
     
  11. TodMod

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    Love it
     
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  13. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Not read this thread thoroughly enough (apologies if I missed it), but is there a way to get the machine, under load, to kick in an ultra fast - even loud - fan to emulate a NOS/supercharger being switch on...?
     
  14. Cheapskate

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    Pretty much like a pwm fan setup? :lol:
     
  15. Jeff Hine

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    Given my lack of specialist modding knowledge, I may not know what you mean - which you may choose to ridicule, I don't know/can't tell - but I know that the noise that a turbo/supercharger makes may not be what a PC builder is happy to have their machine make.
    This build seems, to me, ideal for it to be a feature... so if you prefer to refer to it as such, how about explaining it in n00b terms, if you even can...?

    I fully expect to get a kicking from on high, for the way I worded this, but I was addressing the builder with a genuine query.
     
  16. bolous

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    Omg great idea! Very cool!
     
  17. y0gi

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    How did i miss this!? A worklog talking Falcons and Monaro's based on my all time favorite flick. Still have my 74 Monaro sitting in the garage... she's a beast!

    Absolutely loving this, Bill.
     
  18. Cheapskate

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    @Jeff Hine - Not mocking you. Stock cooling with PWM can get pretty loud. The GTX295 in particular sounded like a truck shifting into low when the chips were stressed.
     
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  19. mnpctech

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    @cheaps, don't worry about putting on your radiation suit for Chernobyl. No idea if/when that project will happen.

    @y0gi , thanks for tuning in, and holy $heet, I envy you for that car!!!

    I had to shelf this build to get two other commissioned builds finished

    metro exodus PC,

    Dirt rally PC,

    Took everything out last night to re-evaluate where I left off on this project. The last stage was mounting the EK reservoirs to emulate the rear fuel tanks in Max's Interceptor. I'm debating about making a roof line over the middle section of the case or hood with blower cut-out to cover the front. I know either would involve several hours of trial and error fitting. That time could be re-focused on progression of other thing on the build. That's a perfect example of being a victim to your own project scope creep.

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  20. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Hey, the Metro build was an EVENT. :lol: "oh, sorry. There's a 4th gear hub under the sprocket." Putting something down for a year and then having to re-decipher what it is is the hardest part.
     

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