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Old 02-22-2009, 08:28 PM   #1
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Maybe i have that mentality because im in a frat... or maybe its because i have friends willing to make custom parts for my turbo project.


My friend up at RIT made me custom flanges for the T25 thats going on, along with a few bungs for IAT , IACV, and maybe water injection down the road.

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They arent done yet. i cant wait to install them.
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:38 PM   #2
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Badass. Is that an old Bridgeport Mill? See all the collets hanging in the background? I had to make a full set of collets for an old Bridgeport out of tool steel in machine shop back in highschool.

I did the slots and drilled holes in my rear rotors on a rotarty table and a mill like that. I miss machine shop. If engineering doesn't work out I'll fall back to being a machinist.
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:41 PM   #3
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If engineering doesn't work out I'll fall back to being a machinist.
Haha , yeah ditto. That is why i want to get to know more about machining. Unfortunately Uconn doesn't give us as many opportunities as other schools.
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Working in a machine shop is awesome. I truly enjoy doing that kind of thing. When I'm out of college and get settled down I'm gonna have my own machine shop to play in. It's so cool being able to make anything you can possibly dream up.

Back in HS, I did a 5 angle valve job and decked a set of hot 302 heads for my car, helped build a trigger wheel setup for a suzuki 250 dirt bike, built the crankshaft for an air powered engine we were working on, built a connecting rod w/ buttress threads for a production punch press, rebuilt 5-6 cylinder heads not counting my own, bored a block for a nitrous motor, built a set of dies to turn a flat piece of sheet metal into crazy curved thing for the end piece of a motorcycle muffler that was used and put into production, rebuilt the motors in 2/3rds of the machines after they were flooded, rebuilt the carriage on 3 lathes and the table in a mill, rewired a 3 phase horizontal band saw, made a custom driveshaft for my 302 swapped t-bird, machined a little air thing that goes on an electric shaver for a Barbor, made a few parts for a shifter on a Chinese tractor, cut threads, and a taper, and a tapered key way for a propeller shaft on a 25' 4k dollar piece of 2" stainless rod for a shrimp boat, turned several flywheels, custom trailer spindles for a custom trailer, rebuilt a huge valve body in a 100k dollar printing press, plus all my assigned projects. Oh how I miss machine shop. Those were the days.

EDIT: More stuff I made: a complete set of Joe blocks, several pulleys for electric motors, a 1kg tenis ball throwing machine that set the school record, made a drill bit, made a huge 12" surfacing bit that held 6 carbide inserts (must have weighed 80 lbs), 12 collets from tool steel for a mill, some brackets to hold the sensor for trigger wheel setup on suzuki bike, a dead center for a lathe, many bushings for repairing bores, and a million other things. Machine shop rocks.

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Wow, you have some awesome friends!!!
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who wants to make an m8-m10 adapter for my water temp sender? You can probably make a bunch for the mod I'm doing to the cluster.
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who wants to make an m8-m10 adapter for my water temp sender? You can probably make a bunch for the mod I'm doing to the cluster.
Do tell more.
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Some days I miss being a tool and die maker. Now I'm the sales manager at this tool and die company so our work comp won't let me touch the goods. I still have friends to knock things out for me, though.

Kept all of my tools. Still planning on getting a mill and a lathe for my home shop.
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