Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ringo, 26 Apr 2009.
Looking gorgeous. Good taste in beer btw.
I post the tool modding in modding, http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?p=2045241#post2045241
In that thread you can see, how I made the mounting plate
Today I do something on the acrylic cap for the reservoir. First I milled a hole in the center of the cap. Then i mounted it on the face chuck to drill the hole for the valve. The in turned the blind hole for the cover for the air relief valve. The turning was a little bit complicated. Than I test if the aluminium cover fits in the blind hole and it does.
Now some pictures, who I do today.
Damn that looks cool.
in the last few days I make something round about the acrylic cap. I finished the notch for the sealing. Then I start to drill the blind holes for the thread inserts. I had to drill 6 holes to fit the aluminium part. I also drille some holes to mount the acrylic cap in the top plate of the reservoir. But first I had to finish it completly. Now I will present you some pictures of the part.
Here a pictures which illustrates the mounting thread inserts for the aluminium part.
Than two pictures of the mounted aluminium cap, which is needed for the relief valve.
Finally a additional picture form the side. You can see there some scratches and jags. I have to sanded the complete part to get the final shape and a good surface.
that looks wicked!
Looking very nice Ringo +rep
I'm realy jalous at people like you... I can't touch bare metal or it will turn to rust..
thanks for the replies.
At the moment I can't do much on my project.
But today I made a little test. I turned a part to mount the pipes for the reservoir. I don't know how I install the pipes. I also need some mounts for the pipes. I think a simple plate is boring. To complete the hole mount, you have to mirror the turned part the plate will be in the middle of the two parts, I will also make a little CAD sketch from this mount, I will post it in the next few days.
And the end two pictures form the part.
replies, comments, critique are allways welcome
Love every part of this thing)))
I don't have any opinion on my own anyways, so +3.
I had to add the cad sketch. I only made one version yet. I will uses this concept at every pipe fairlead. I think that looks much better than a simple one.
I will try to sketch the tubing from my reservoir this weekend. I have several ideas to make it. I will try to present the different solutions.
Now the cad sketch form the pipe fairlead.
wow amazing work!
Sketch, my ass!
today i sketch the tubing of the reservoir. I hope I can make it. At the moment I have to ckeck some ponits, before I can start turning the pipe fairleads and the mounting. I also think about a other mounting plate. If I have only one pipe i will try to make a turning part, but before I try such a part I will sketch it and think about the producing.
Now the pictures of the tubing.
What's your opinion about the tubing?
Damn that's a good work))) I think that's cool, but got a question)) If those are copper tubes, how good are they gonna look with acrylic (you're gonna need to get a nice color coolant 4 it) Other than that I think it looks perfect
In my current watercooled System I used a pink colored coolant. But that's not perfect, I used this one because it was recommended by the pump manufacturer. I had to try it and to see it.
I have two opinions. I can use copper tubes, or I can use chromed tubes. If I used the chromed one I had problems to get straight parts. I had no problem to get these tubes on coil, but then I have to straighten it.
If I used the copper tubes I can polish the surface or chromed it, but I don't have a idea how expensive it is.
My favorite is to chromed the copper tubes, after I bend it and soldering it.
The case which I want to build for the reservoir wont get a colored painting. I only want to polish, sanded, engraved and sand blasted it, and the finish will be a varnish.
i dont like the form that the tubing follows.
Maybe follow the outter profile of the res
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