View Full Version : Chris, look! Another plywood part on my car!

June 29th, 2013, 04:34 PM
I had to do something about the ratty ITG filter and I did not want to buy another one:



June 30th, 2013, 06:36 AM
Very cool!

June 30th, 2013, 09:53 AM
I love the velocity stacks!!

Doug Liedblad
June 30th, 2013, 08:06 PM

I think you need more yellow wire ties.

June 30th, 2013, 08:58 PM

I think you need more yellow wire ties. I bought a variety pack sometimes and ran out of the white and black ones.

July 1st, 2013, 12:39 AM
Can you send me the 3d files? I am setting up a CNC setup and I want to see if I can mill it in Aluminum.


Roll a 7
July 1st, 2013, 07:05 AM
Impressively tapered!

July 1st, 2013, 07:59 AM
Can you send me the 3d files? I am setting up a CNC setup and I want to see if I can mill it in Aluminum.


I sure can. 2 possible problems:
- there is not much latitude in the cutout position. I stuck 45mm tubes into the TB barrels, measured precisely the clearance to the bonnet cutout all around and designed the part accordingly. If your engine and bonnet hole are not exactly in the same position as on my car it won't work.
- I chose wood because it is light weight, cheap and fast to machine. An aluminum block of the required size would probably cost a few hundred bucks and the machined part weigh 4-5 pounds. That said, the model could be modified and lightened with much thinner walls for aluminum. The machining time in wood was about 2 hours. I suspect for aluminum it would take 5-10 times as long. You can not run a 4" long slim end mill at high feed rate.

But if you want to play with it, PM your e-mail address and I will send you the .stl file

Doug Liedblad
July 1st, 2013, 07:39 PM
It's a good thing Gert doesn't have one of these:

July 1st, 2013, 08:03 PM
How did you get that pic of my next project?

Actually the company I work for makes some very neat ultra high speed milling machines and high efficiency work centers (in another division). But I guess even with an employee discount I could not afford them.


July 2nd, 2013, 06:32 AM
Look here (http://littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=3501&category=1241045623)

They're in Pasadena. When I win the lottery and don't have to go to a job anymore I'd spend LOTS of time twinking around w/ a mill. Gert's having way too much fun w/ his!

July 2nd, 2013, 08:48 AM
Look here (http://littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=3501&category=1241045623) They're in Pasadena. .........

These are indeed neat machines. They may not be solid enough for a pro machine shop and would be too small for some of my woodworking but for us hobbyists making metal parts it should be ideal and quite a reasonable price. Much cheaper than a Cosworth Duratec but also not as fast.

The whole "Maker" scene is picking up more and more steam. Not just CNC machining but especially the 3D printing options.

If my intake works out I may sometimes machine a mold and laminate it properly in Carbon fiber or Carbon/Kevlar.