Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by modsquad, 14 Sep 2006.
Exlnt work as usual!
Here is what I spent the weekend working on:
Exhaust Fan: I am using the EverCool AL120025
The evercool is a Alu-body 120mm fan:
Tools of the trade: (dirty-nasty job):
Polishing-disks and compound.
(2) grades of "cut" gray then brown:
Then finish-off with "hand polishing" using:
Before any polishing, we need to do some sanding.. 600grit, then 800grit fin-with 1500grit:
Then polish, if U-see " sanding-marks" after using the gray-compound, go-back and wet-sand some more..
stock evercool on top, my polished unit below:
EverCool uses a plastic (chrome-plated) fan&motor within the Alu frame. I say BAAA..
Lets paint it:
With the Alu-frame polished...More flat black paint:
Just the heatsinks: let's pull the tape:
use an exacto-knife to "scrap-away" the black paint from the high-points of the heatsinks. I have yet to use the "Mothers Billet Polish", that's next. As well as as mounting hardware:
Only (3) days of work this week, (4) days of mod-action..
Good stuff MS, the pics dont show just how long it takes to polish alu, but anyone who has done it will apprieciate, nice idea with the matt black heatsinks as well
top stuff MS! keep it up
The details are truly amazing.
really good and i just love those pointy things(don't know the name sorry).
keep up the good work.
oh wow thats an awesome idea, great work as always ^^
At first I thought you committed a crime and paint over the polishing then I scrolled down. heart attack averted. Looks sweet. I am thinking about getting a buffer for my garage. I like shiny stuff.
great great mod, pure sexy
I did exactly the same thing to my one of those fans only I did mine by hand (blisters really hurt). Really like the idea of painting those bits black, may have to borrow that idea
Just wondering, in Soylent Green, where did you get those carbon fiber speaker feet?
Got them in a local stereo-shop, they are made by a company called Black Diamond Racing.
Got in about (6)hours of work in today:
finished my exhaust fan:
pictured are the stock and my modded-unit:
Then on to reservoir caps. I am using Indian Larry's oil tank filler caps for my AC aquatubes. So, instead of having to remove (5) bolts to add H20 I will be able to simply unscrew a cap.
The IL caps are threaded for 1-3/16"-12. The first order of business is to drill a (centered) pilot hole, then a 1-1/8" hole using a hole saw in the stock acrylic top:
I bolted the acrylic top to a block of wood to have a stable work surface. Does it work every time?
lucky I have a few extras..
We are in business:
swap out the black Alu aquatubes for the acrylic ones:
that "thing" in the center of the aquatube is a AC tubemeter. A H20 level sensor:
add the acrylic top:
IMO, these look pretty-cool. They give a unique look to the aquatubes and as a added bonus:
make adding H20-EZ..
that is as far as I got today, last-few last pictures:
the reservoirs are setup to accept (2) red 5mm LEDs each
tomorrow, I will power-up the LED's and post a few more pictures..
awesome!!! i love it!!! more!!!
I purchased about 11 of those fans recently and i loved them already but after seeing what you did with them, i love them even more, wow. The res caps look sweet too and although i know its already been discussed, i still think the top res section would look better if there was one larger plate instead of two smaller one, but either way, its coming along nicely.
It's a little late, but the tat says
In God We Trust
Vengance Is Mine
Sayeth The Lord
YEP, I think (hope) Indain Larry would approve of my use of his gear...
@green: thanks, the evercool fans are great. The only way to go IMO..
@CH: more tomorrow. I am looking forward to seeing RED-light emanating from those aquatubes, should look pretty-cool.. BUT, first U-guessed it---BeeR...
sure why not he was strong in believing in and doing what you love and makes you happy and Im sure he would be real happy to have a tribute computer built in his name granted if umm he knows or ever used a computer that is ^^ but none the less I think the fact that your doing what makes you happy is good enough for Larry
SO-true HBD, but (as I have said before) this is not a IL-tribute project. Just trying to build (what I think) is a cool-computer, using cycle-gear from a few elite builders who's work I enjoy...these projects should, in fact--need to be fun for the builder and viewer...I draw a parallel between what they-do and what we-do, hence my magnetism to there shiny-parts:
true my apologizes a tribute to computers builders and bike builders alike doing what they love to do
My projects are passion-plays to-me..
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