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Old 05-08-2015, 05:27 PM   #241
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Shut up and take my money!!!!!

NB version like... next week, right?
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Looking good. Much excitement. My poor little 3d intake has cracked in half right behind the radiator.

My Miata is waiting for this, patiently.
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I was going to have one of these printed out, but would rather wait on the CF version to not only have a stronger part, but also support all the hard work you have put into this project.

Do you have any kind of ETA?
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bump, any updates on this project? I might be needing one soon.
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Kind of- I make small amounts of progress here and there. I really need to pass off the design to someone else to do the fabrication work since I clearly do not have the time I had hoped to put into this. I have talked to a few companies about this and I just need to follow up to see if I can make it happen.
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I started pouring silicone for the molds. After this first half gallon pour, my ebay vacuum chamber's gasket failed so now I have cured silicone for an incomplete part. Hopefully new silicone will bond to cured silicone and I won't have to redo all the clay work on these parting lines:

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I started pouring silicone for the molds. After this first half gallon pour, my ebay vacuum chamber's gasket failed so now I have cured silicone for an incomplete part. Hopefully new silicone will bond to cured silicone and I won't have to redo all the clay work on these parting lines:

Hooray progress! When you have parts, I have monies.
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Old 11-09-2015, 08:39 PM   #248
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^^^ Same here, you produce the parts and we buy.
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Old 11-13-2015, 11:17 AM   #249
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I'll pour the second half the the mold tonight.
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Can't believe I read all 13 pages.

Also for heat shielding, have you looked into aerogel?
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Just read all 13 pages as well, and just bought a relocated windshield washer fluid reservoir to prepare (since I have a ABS car) and a skunk2 TB for the heck of it.

I was curious when you are able to release your production version are you thinking of selling just the intake or complete kits of all the parts? Would be cool to get pieces like your heat shield you made to put behind the filter.

Can't wait!
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Old 11-27-2015, 01:19 AM   #253
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Old 11-27-2015, 07:35 AM   #254
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I have both sides of the mold poured and am waiting on a bag sealer to make tubular vaccum bag sections. I will probably try and make one this weekend with a taped together bag
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Old 11-28-2015, 01:17 PM   #255
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This one might come out like crap, haven't been able to find all the leaks in my vacuum bag and as a result of moving the bag around the stack (but hopefully not the carbon) has shifted around. I still have some leaks but my pump is rated to run continuously and I am getting 29.xxx inch vacuum.





I also need to make a simple manifold so I can bag two things at once.
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It turns out I don't have the self control to wait overnight for a part to cure. Cured at 105F for 8 hours, did a tap test and it felt solid, so I de-molded and found a perfect half of an intake:




Other half tomorrow. Also, there are certainly downsides to working with silicone molds but de-moulding is not one of them. I have some overhangs and it basically fell right out of the mold.
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Looks amazing! Great job! Can't wait until we can all start buying them!
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This is so awesome. Great work man!
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Old 11-29-2015, 12:37 PM   #260
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part 2:




Also,
sanding flat with the flange makes for a prefect parting line but it is super labor intensive. This took small section took 10 minutes with a block and 150 grit. I am going to get a flex attachment for my dremel and some permagrit attachments.





Has anyone ever wet sanded with a dremel? I want to keep thigns very wet to keep the carbon dust out of the air. I figure water will rust out the flex head parts pretty quickly any kind of oil will be prone to igniting. Ideas?
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