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Offline Ramon

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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #75 on: September 23, 2014, 06:42:05 PM »
Guys as F1 is using turbo charged V6's and keith is building a V10  :naughty: it might be appropriate to take this discussion into chatterbox  ;)
Jo

Excellent suggestion Jo  ;)

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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #76 on: September 23, 2014, 07:29:10 PM »
Apols chaps and chapess - my fault. I'll try not to do it again.

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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #77 on: October 01, 2014, 12:50:55 PM »
Well I got there in the end. I had to put on a horizontal plate so the degree wheel, for the angle of twist, still read correctly after the tube had been pulled through to set it in position for the second bend.
After a few trials for each tube were done then the final shape was pulled.
then a mirror image tube was bent at the same time, using the figures in reverse.
So, just out of interest, I had 4 figures for each tube.
1st bend angle, distance between bends, twist between bends, and 2nd bend angle.

The 2 pipes on the right were still too tight to do from one piece, so these were joined as per the original pics.








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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #78 on: October 01, 2014, 02:15:52 PM »
 Excellent work on the exhaust. How did you join them without a seam visible on the join?

  Ron

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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #79 on: October 01, 2014, 06:28:09 PM »
Ron, I mig welded them together, using some 0.6mm stainless wire.
I'm no expert welding thin stainless so it was basically a series of big blobs, followed by hours of filing and sanding. Cheers.

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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #80 on: October 03, 2014, 05:38:30 PM »
I'm no expert welding thin stainless so it was basically a series of big blobs, followed by hours of filing and sanding. Cheers.

I know the feeling  ::)  but the finished job looks excellent  :praise2:
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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #81 on: October 04, 2014, 02:06:03 AM »
Ron, I mig welded them together, using some 0.6mm stainless wire.
I'm no expert welding thin stainless so it was basically a series of big blobs, followed by hours of filing and sanding. Cheers.

This is almost like Van Gogh with a welding torch and emery sheets instead of a paint brush. Respect  :praise2:
« Last Edit: October 04, 2014, 02:11:59 AM by luky_13 »

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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #82 on: October 04, 2014, 02:40:42 AM »
Keith......

1. to say you are an artisan of tube work is an understatement  :facepalm: ....
2. do you use any internal formers?
3. do you anneal the tubing during part any through the bending process?
4. is the tubing AISI 316L or just plain AISI 316?

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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #83 on: October 04, 2014, 04:17:45 AM »
Keith,
I am amazed at the creativity involved in the tube bender, wow. The engine's coming along well. I discovered I was behind about 3-4 pages, had some catching up to do.
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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #84 on: October 04, 2014, 11:48:54 AM »
Thanks for the info on the exhaust pipes. My fingers hurt just thinking about all the work on them.

 Ron

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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #85 on: October 21, 2014, 12:49:28 PM »
Progress report....
I've finished one side and am well on the way to finishing the other side. I want this job out of the way now. Done enough filing to last a lifetime.

Derek, no annealing, yes there is an internal former, or Mandrel, which is just some 12mm round bar on the end of the thread you can see going into the end of the tube, on the bender. Tube is 316L.

Just going to put pics up, they should be self explanatory.....




















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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #86 on: October 21, 2014, 01:03:47 PM »
Keith,
What else can I say? Outstanding work! Don't get burned out. Take a leave when needed and come back when the juices are flowing.
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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #87 on: October 21, 2014, 08:44:17 PM »
That's ud dab boo frofro miti uoooo tah. I'm just babbling cause there's no real words for it. Just freaking beautiful :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:

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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #88 on: October 21, 2014, 09:16:22 PM »
Awesome work, awesome approach - amazing outcome  :praise2:,

Congratulations on such a fantastically rewarded effort. Gawd I bet your chuffed.  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

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Re: 1/3rd scale V10
« Reply #89 on: December 08, 2014, 04:27:05 PM »
any updates love your work it is art