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  1. Not-a-number

    Bugatti T57/59 Engine Project

    Outer mould patterns finished and ready for printing. 3D printing is good but it also means to have to design the under side! Twice as much work!
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    Bugatti T57/59 Engine Project

    Completed the 57sc Sump Model. Moving onto the pattern making designs now. These should be a lot easier than the crankcase! Casting version with machine allowance and shrinkage compensation First cut of roughly what the sand cores would look like.
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    Bugatti T57/59 Engine Project

    Runner system prints completed.
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    Bugatti T57/59 engine

    Generally I put a feeder/riser where I think there might be a lot of shrinking. Either a lot more mass than whats next to it or lots of thin sections going in opposite directions (which is whats happening in this case) Youre right, in the middle would be more logical but there is a small detail there that I dont want to lose. To be honest the whole system might be terrible. Those feeders may or may not even be needed. The runner system and gates are probably the wrong size too! But I follow the guidelines and after the first pore I will learn a lot and go from there. I have very little experience in designing runner systems so its more good luck than good management. This is what I have followed from the start. Its been good, it got the cylinder block first crack! https://www.amazon.com/Castings-Practice-Ten-Rules-ebook/dp/B001OQBLZ2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1548464690&sr=8-1&keywords=casting+practice+10+rules Yeah for sure. Long term the plan is to build the car and a long the way engine building can fund it.
  5. Not-a-number

    Bugatti T57/59 Engine Project

    This gives you an idea of how the moulds/cores from these patterns will go together.
  6. Not-a-number

    Bugatti T57/59 engine

    Yeah I have one in my shed in NZ. Its a good machine, takes a bit of manual G coding but gets the job done. Here in 'Murica though I only have a printer to keep me sane!
  7. Not-a-number

    Bugatti T57/59 Engine Project

    All patterns completed for the crankcase! Just finishing the runner system now. Then onto the sump
  8. Not-a-number

    Bugatti T57/59 Engine Project

    Havnt updated for a while. Been in the US living up the Freedoms. Ive been working on a lot of CAD over the last 1-2years and have just recently bought a massive 3D printer to make casting patterns. The plan is to stock pile patterns and then hit it hard when Im back in NZ Currently doing patterns for the crankcase. I'll update more on Instagram. @Barlow.Jobs
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    Bugatti T57/59 engine

    This is the 'space stuff'. Great day for NZ
  10. Not-a-number

    Bugatti T57/59 Engine Project

    So 2 weeks before moving to the US this happens! Guy in OZ is rebuilding a T57 and needed a new block. So got to and cast one up! Didnt go 100% but still really well. On a plane to LA in 3days!
  11. Not-a-number

    Bugatti T57/59 Engine Project

    Ok I lied. A few more photos. Rear T57 spring mounts. You can see them in this photo
  12. Not-a-number

    Bugatti T57/59 engine

    Haha. I work here www.rocketlabusa.com and will be doing bigger better stuff in the US. Bigger better space stuff.
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    Bugatti T57/59 Engine Project

    This will probably be my last interesting post for a while. Will be moving to California in a month to build space stuff. Visa came through today after months of paperwork!So good! So making parts will slow down, but hopefully CAD work will speed up! Anyway, these are spring hangers and a trunion hanger CNCd from 4140. Having a mill in your shed is key to building shiny stuff!
  14. Not-a-number

    Bugatti T57/59 engine

    Any day now!
  15. Not-a-number

    Bugatti T57/59 Engine Project

    Finished! Bit of machining porn for you!