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G Britnell's Fordillac
« on: December 13, 2018, 09:52:17 PM »
So for a little while now I have been Drawing up the fordillac in 3d, and printing it out to cast it. There have been many failed drawing, printings and printed molds.
But I will share what I have so far as it will be quite a long process. Fairly difficult for a beginner such as myself, but I enjoy the challenge.

my 3d drawings all put together. I did end up making my own alterations to it.









My first attempt at the molds, was planned to be split in half and use cores. In theory it would and could work. but as I recently discovered, the cores have the potential to move during pouring and are a bit questionable to align properly. so I ended up rethinking my methods and doing some alternative researching and planning. After looking at some pictures of the Challenger castings, I had to think about why it was cast in the way that it was. (cut into layers) I believe I have the solution to it and why it was done the way it was. 0 internal cores required. My printings for the new molds just finished earlier today and requires some sanding and working to make them functional.
I intend to use old engines for the castings.

Some pictures of the "abandoned" casting attempts. (I only ever got as far as making molds, cores and assembling the mold before I abandoned it)








Might not be the easiest or standard way to go about it, but I am learning and enjoying the process.


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Re: G Britnell's Fordillac
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2018, 10:59:05 PM »
I Like it!   Keep it coming!

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Re: G Britnell's Fordillac
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2018, 07:26:33 AM »
Ohhhh this looks like itís going to be fun!

Right onto the  :popcorn: grower & see if I can get another field

Cheers Kerrin
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Re: G Britnell's Fordillac
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2018, 07:40:41 AM »
Very interesting project and will fun to follow.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: G Britnell's Fordillac
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2018, 03:07:42 PM »
Very nice, may be I should contact DHL and ask them for their freight rate from Canada to Germany.
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Achim

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Re: G Britnell's Fordillac
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2018, 06:14:27 PM »
Very nice, may be I should contact DHL and ask them for there freight rate from Canada to Germany.

Why is that?

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Re: G Britnell's Fordillac
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2018, 06:34:37 PM »
I think that Achim fancies a set of castings  :)  :stir:

This looks interesting although 3D printing is totally outside my experience (I can do small cars for children though)  :ThumbsUp:
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Re: G Britnell's Fordillac
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2018, 06:45:33 PM »
I think that Achim fancies a set of castings  :)  :stir:

This looks interesting although 3D printing is totally outside my experience (I can do small cars for children though)  :ThumbsUp:

Ah, if that is the case and it does end up working out, I would have to work out some kind of deal with George if he is interested as they are his plans.

3d printing isn't very hard at all, id say that the cad is much harder then printing. the printing is a lot of trouble shooting minor things 99% of the time.
once its setup the way that works best for you, there is minor messing around with it. mostly just re leveling the bed.

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Re: G Britnell's Fordillac
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2018, 11:29:43 PM »
I have to admit that this sounds like an interesting project. I will be watching along.
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Re: G Britnell's Fordillac
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2018, 10:54:35 PM »
I have the parts sanded a fair amount, I am sure they would release now without too much trouble. there are 5 total different pieces to the molds and I am in the process now of making some frames similar to the test frame in the picture, only a bit larger. then all the sections should align nicely.

The section that is in the frame is a flip able part that makes up 6 of the 10 slices of the block.

Once I have the frames printed out I will have to center the sections in each of the frames. all pinned together.

There are some holes in the sections I will have to fill, due to a lack of editing in cad. (laziness)

Wife doesn't understand what I am doing and I think she is getting tired of hearing about it, so I will bother you guys with it instead  ;D


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Re: G Britnell's Fordillac
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2018, 11:56:53 PM »

Wife doesn't understand what I am doing and I think she is getting tired of hearing about it, so I will bother you guys with it instead  ;D



Glad you did. I find this interesting. Thanks for posting.
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Re: G Britnell's Fordillac
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2018, 12:57:47 AM »
Nice work! I find this interesting as well. Such a nice little engine.
 What is the scale/size of the engine?

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Re: G Britnell's Fordillac
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2018, 01:06:01 AM »
Nice work! I find this interesting as well. Such a nice little engine.
 What is the scale/size of the engine?

 John

The block is about 7" long and just under 5.5" wide.
Actual scaled size, I am not 100% on but I think it is 1/3

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« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2018, 02:23:10 AM »
I think it's 3/10. Little bit smaller than 1/3rd but I could be wrong.
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Re: G Britnell's Fordillac
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2018, 10:12:15 PM »
Small update, Printing is taking a little time. Around 7 hours for each frame half.

Nearing the end of the "framing" and onto the assembly of the frames and molds. they will need to be pinned together and some need to be pinned to some flat sheeting. I have officially run out of grey and had to get into the white filament for the last set of frames. Was saving the white for some lithophane pictures. but I think I could spare some for the frames  :D



Ignore the scratches and marks on the bed, they are the results of some "murphy" moments.