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Case Mod - In Progress Project Black Rain: RIP 2008

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by modsquad, 14 Sep 2006.

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What to do...

Poll closed 30 Jun 2007.
  1. Finish the machine entirely:

    87 vote(s)
    91.6%
  2. Finish the case mods only:

    3 vote(s)
    3.2%
  3. Just go away:

    5 vote(s)
    5.3%
  1. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    I agree, black and chrome are THE perfect match! I've used even in my mod, but for the next I'm planning to use more and more :-]
    As usual, good and clean job, I'm in love even with this case... :rock:
     
  2. Solaris

    Solaris New Member

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    Outstanding work. Keep it coming. :clap:
     
  3. hellas91

    hellas91 New Member

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    Good pumps,powerfull and very silent :hip:

    Very happy :clap:

    Thank you modsquad! :thumb:
     
  4. rowin4kicks

    rowin4kicks a man walked into a bar ...

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    wow cant wait to see the pumps finished, once agian your attention to detail and your patience is outstanding
    i can see that you have been thing about the loop for a while and have some good ideas, i like the way you are using the chrome hose tydies to keep that wandering tubing at bay lol
    good luck and waiting for what is next
     
  5. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    Pumps & FMJ's:

    Thanks Guys.
    What's next is to get my pair of Eheim 1046 pumps setup. Honestly, close to (2) hours each. The Aqua-Computer Full Metal Jackets are great, they make the Eheim pumps look-great. But are a pain to install.
    Before we get to that:
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    pictured are a stock Eheim impeller and a AC-aquastream (there modified 1046) version--the green one.. That green impeller is larger than a stock 1048 impeller!..
    Both Aqua-Computer and Innovatek market a 12v version of the Eheim 1046, and both quote specs beyond that of a stock 1046. Having had my hands on both, what I can tell you is that both AC and Innovatek use the same (over)-sized impeller in there pumps. IMHO, that is the source of the added performance. AC sells aquastream replacement parts, and that is how I got my hands on these.
    So, now your saying to yourself "why not just use a 12v from either of the above companys"? My answer is simple. These Eheim-pumps are "fishtank" pumps and designed to run 24/7. I think you put more stress/strain on them by starting and stopping than running them continuously..And as a added bonus, when you shut down your computer the H20 is still-flowing and cooling your gear.. :thumb:
    OK, so now we have the "hodrod" Eheim 1046's.
    Next is the shock-mounts for the AC FMJ's :
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    and installed:
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    Eheim adaptors and compression fittings with 11mm (alphacool) nuts:
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    Then at last, adjust and bolt FMJ together:
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    man, I love chrome.. the last-few:
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    FIN, for today..
    More soon..
     
  6. Snafu-X-

    Snafu-X- New Member

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    Pro looking work there. Tasteful, yet bling.
     
  7. Guest-23315

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    very nice as allways MS...

    ahev to say that i know think they are your signature bit....
     
  8. Snakez

    Snakez New Member

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    Not very nice , but F**king awesome , men you are doing a great job.
    And chrome , I just love it :rock:
     
  9. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    Your mods don't looks like pro-mod , they ARE pro-mod work! Man, following your threads even my wife falls in love with chrome, now she is planning her new case with a lot of chromed parts! It's really strange to see how your works influence us! :clap:
     
  10. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    As we all know. :)

    MS: Keep this up. It's "just" another great project. Don't stop. Always keep 3 running side by side. :thumb: :D
     
  11. Matt_Ingram

    Matt_Ingram New Member

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    This is without doubt another of your mods of the highest caliber. If I may, where did you get the FMJ's to fit a 1046/aquastream. The only ones i can find on the web are the 1048 ones, and they dont fit the aquastream and dont look as good either. Cheers.
     
  12. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    TooLs:

    Thanks one and all.
    The Aqua-Computer Full Metal Jackets are available for the Eheim 1048 (which I used in SG) and the 1046 pictured above. Sorry, Matt. I am not sure where you can get a 1046FMJ in the UK.
    Let's talk about tools for a moment. I have a new one..
    The only power tools in my slaughterHouse are "hand" (no tablesaw or drill press- sad to say). I have been using a DeWalt DW321 jigsaw to cut all the sheet Alu for this project:
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    my work-horse:
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    BUT, today I picked-up a new toy:
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    the DeWalt DW890 swivel-head shear. Spent a few-minutes playing with it:
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    This tool is "kickass"... Using it reminds me of cutting with a pair of hand-shears (but without the bent edges). It's pistol-grip design let's you see what your doing--What I am saying is very precise-cuts can be achieved. IMHO, better than a jigsaw..
    I generally don't speak about tools, but in the case of the DW890.. I felt the need..
    Limitations, of course. No-one tool can do everything.
    No more than 18 gauge steel and the swivel-head can do no-more than a 5 1/2" radius..
     
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  13. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    Mmmm, tools. My only dangerous addiction.
    If you do eventually break down and buy a table saw I can't recommend this one highly enough.
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    I went through 3 other $125 table saws with undesirable longevity and performance before getting that gem. I can store it vertically in the basement, then wheel it out onto the patio with ease when I need to cut sheets to size.
     
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  14. kickarse

    kickarse New Member

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    ^^ Whats the brand and model?
     
  15. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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  16. customh

    customh conflagration.

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    tut tut tut for hotlinking cap'n.
     
  17. randosome

    randosome Banned

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    take off the &token bit from the end and the page loads ;)
     
  18. Bbq.of.DooM

    Bbq.of.DooM Custom User Title

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    Nice tools.

    So far, my best tool purchase, aside from my $75 5 gallon compressor (walmart sale), would be a pneumatic nibbler. Very useful, and it just tears through the steel like mad.

    And the pneumatic drill too.
     
  19. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    The coffin cut:

    Last of the vacation-updates.
    When last we saw behind the front door:
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    Did not have a lot of time today, but a few free hours:
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    I need to invent a way to mount (hold in place) my coffin-vent:
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    But, no time for that today. More to life than installing coffins :hehe:
    I did decide on the material for the outer-panel of the face plate. If you remember, I said there would be two (inner and outer):
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    cherry-red acrylic..This will be the only acrylic used in the build..
    Pull the tape and take a look-see:
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    pictured (right) of the coffin vent is a lenght of scrap red acrylic:
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    It all but disappears on top of the black sheet Alu, but when I add some lighting that will change.. :thumb:
    ....fIn....
     
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  20. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    too.... much.... pics.. 6 images from a FMJ housing for a pump? Give me a break.

    Obviously most of that stuff looks sweet, but what's the point having so many pics from a single object?
     
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