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Old 06-12-2018, 05:55 PM
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Was interested in purchasing a 3D printed parts feeler. I am disappoint.
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Six, I mean I can probably come up with something, they do have some flexible filaments nowadays that might fit your "needs", but I'm going to have to upcharge you for the unusual request
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Might have to look into upgrading to that larger printer to keep up with sixshooters "feeler" needs.
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Take apr cf mirrors and fasten to a triangular panel that attaches to the wing window/qrtr window frame/ or window. Similar to lots of existing cf mirror options for evo, civic wrx ect. To get the mirror higher up. For hvac vents, the circular set of 4. A plug that replaces the entire oem piece once removed. It would be smooth and flat. Would look nice, and provide gauge/switch/phone mount options. NA and NB battery compartments are completely different. Google images can probably help you see the difference. Nb would be easiest, as it would be mostly a flat panel. I think there is an oem heavy cardboard like tray but is part of the spare/jack cover. If you gut the trunk, a battery cover would be Ideal for safety/and tidyness. Fog light ducts for nb1/nb2(different) that replace fog light and provide a nice smooth funnel to a 3" hose end for brake/oil cooler ducting. So far your stuff looks good, wish I could be playing around. Good luck
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HVAC vents and fog light ducts are doable. I like your idea for the mirrors, but between sizing and strength concerns, it could be done better for cheaper with fiberglass, and as my build thread is a testament, that is not my forte. I can look into working on a riser that would bring the mounting point up higher, but it would need track testing at high enough speeds that I felt safe before I sold any, don't want people's mirrors flying off on the highway. I could do the battery cover, just need an NB, it would be in two pieces that would slide, snap, or otherwise mount together. Since it just sits on top of a hole the strength isn't that paramount.

I suppose I should put it out at this point that everything I make is "track use only", which I believe is the industry catch all term for "if you break it and hurt yourself or others it's not my ***"
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I'm guessing the $40-50 velocity stack price is per stack? I may need some kind of custom stack so I can fit ITBs with ABS. I can design them, I would just need them printed.
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I'm guessing the $40-50 velocity stack price is per stack? I may need some kind of custom stack so I can fit ITBs with ABS. I can design them, I would just need them printed.
No, that price was for the ECU mounting bracket, sorry that was a little vague. The ITB's would be 100-150, and that's for a set of 4 and me designing them. If you just want to have me print your design, it would be $2 per hour of print time if you're ok with mint, blue, or pink that I have on hand, or the cost of filament and $2 per hour of print time for any of these colors: https://www.makergeeks.com/collectio...ilament-1-75mm

Also, while I'm pretty sure ABS would handle it just fine, I'd personally go with Nylon for these, specifically: https://www.matterhackers.com/store/c/NylonX
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Originally Posted by Zajicek View Post
No, that price was for the ECU mounting bracket, sorry that was a little vague. The ITB's would be 100-150, and that's for a set of 4 and me designing them. If you just want to have me print your design, it would be $2 per hour of print time if you're ok with mint, blue, or pink that I have on hand, or the cost of filament and $2 per hour of print time for any of these colors: https://www.makergeeks.com/collectio...ilament-1-75mm

Also, while I'm pretty sure ABS would handle it just fine, I'd personally go with Nylon for these, specifically: https://www.matterhackers.com/store/c/NylonX
Cool Thanks. Ill hit you up when I'm ready.
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You know I was thinking. With the higher heat resistance printing material, do you know if it would be possible to print a vented headlight cover? Most of them out there are 100+$, and a cheap option would be great! I would clear coat it with automotive clear to protect it long term from UV.
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I would like someone to design an attractive headlight cover that would be a vent to allow air out from up under the hood. The trailing edge of the headlight cover is in a very low pressure zone and a great place for an extraction vent.
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3d printed Fender Vents and Hood Vents! Particularly "Kidney Shape" extraction vents for the hood. Tire spats like the Jetstream/Garage Vary options for NA and NB would be ****. I already have the jetstream pieces, but they are smaller than I'd like. Also in for 3d printed kitty that doesn't ****.
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PA, sounds good, let me know when you're close and I'll order the filament.

Balto, Yeah, with a NACA duct? I should be able to do both a full one and just the NACA duct for those willing to cut their headlight cover. I'll have to check out the sizing of it.

Six, I can't tell if you're serious, I don't know where the pressure areas are, but I could easily make one. Define "attractive", they would probably look like mini cowls, but I could also just make a holy version that would evacuate air without changing much exterior design.

Brain, Been working on some ideas for the hood vents already, seems like a prime utilization of 3D printing. Tire spate would also be pretty easy, just need to look at mounting points, and get some sort of flow data on it. I actually could 3D print a kitty, but it wouldn't move much. Not that different from most kitties now that I think of it.

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Yes, totally serious.

Looking for the air pressure chart unsuccessfully so far...
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Originally Posted by Zajicek View Post

Balto, Yeah, with a NACA duct? I should be able to do both a full one and just the NACA duct for those willing to cut their headlight cover. I'll have to check out the sizing of it?
Whats a NACA duct?
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Originally Posted by Balto View Post
Whats a NACA duct?
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Oh yes, just like that!
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NA Miatas:
Turn Signal Intakes
could you make a grill?
can you make the Mazda M logo? What about various other Miata, mx-5, or roadster emblems?
i would prefer a screw and O-ring antenna delete plug, for what itís worth.
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Originally Posted by Jesstoferson View Post
NA Miatas:
Turn Signal Intakes
could you make a grill?
can you make the Mazda M logo? What about various other Miata, mx-5, or roadster emblems?
i would prefer a screw and O-ring antenna delete plug, for what itís worth.
Turn signal intakes are useless and already exist so there's no reason to make more of them. Grills already exist and restrict airflow to the radiator so there's no reason to make those. Emblems are already plastic and a readily available online. Someone has already pointed out that antenna delete plugs are also available online.
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Well, aren't you just a Debbie Downer today.
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Originally Posted by rleete View Post
Well, aren't you just a Debbie Downer today.
Sigh.

I guess.

Just trying to help him find something truly marketable that isn't already offered.

How about hood vents designed with the shape of the underhood ribbing in mind? Maybe something just aft of the headlight doors with a built-in gurney lip?
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