Author Topic: G Britnell's Fordillac  (Read 1224 times)

Offline Shiroth

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Re: G Britnell's Fordillac
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2019, 01:09:49 AM »
After many different attempts at the second method, all resulting in failure no mater how long and carefully I attempted, they all broke. So I am currently rethinking my method. I may attempt a retry of my first attempt but with a few changes.

All the failures are making me more determined to get this to work and having to rethink my strategy.
I will get this to work!

And each failure is enjoyable so it is not a complete loss

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Re: G Britnell's Fordillac
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2019, 01:27:26 PM »
When you even enjoy the failures, everything must be great  ;)
or at least easier to overcome.

Best wishes

Per

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Re: G Britnell's Fordillac
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2019, 12:00:59 AM »
When you even enjoy the failures, everything must be great  ;)
or at least easier to overcome.

Best wishes

Per

Worst parts are the moments of having to wait for something.
Like right now, I ran out of CO2 and had to go buy a larger tank, the paintball tank wasn't cutting it. So now I get to wait on a new regulator before I can continue.
hopeful for this coming weekend I might have something, or something else learned. either way something will happen ;D

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Re: G Britnell's Fordillac
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2019, 10:24:57 PM »
Update!!

I managed to make all my cores and get them all glued together all pretty like, then noticed after my glue dried that my top half of my mold dried out and was quite crumbly. coulda shoulda poured it righ then and delt with it, but I didn't and ended up trying to break out the dry stuff and repair it.

the repaired part work great but the rest got all buggered up. so it required a rebuild of the top half. unfortunately the cores were all glued into the other half.

so learning what not to do, I decided to make the top half withough the bottom section to align it, it turned out good, but the complete alignment failed miserably, though I couldent see in the assembled mold I went for it anyway just to see what would happen.

the results were a failure, but I was pretty positive on that before hand.











I did not bother to clean it up too great as it was a failure. I think I will keep it around for a bit..
The top half was not aligned properly. turns out that this block is fairly complex to cast for a beginner, but I will continue to work on it.

for now I might just cast the block solid and at least get my project moving.

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Re: G Britnell's Fordillac
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2019, 04:10:20 AM »
Thought I would share another fail.

This time the finish turned out better, and the core material came out a lot easier.
I changed the core sand out and went with a different way of assembling the mold. it worked much smoother and let me make sure it all lined up better.

This time around I went with a smaller feeder and there was a slight volcano effect with a ton of air pockets.
I am fairly happy with the results this time around. though I will have to make some modifications to my water jacket cores, even lined up properly it leaves the wall very thin.
so with some adjustments to that for my next go at it, I hope to at least solve my giant hole problem.

The air pocket explosion is probably due to my smaller feeder and the rate at which I poured.
I feel as though some progress has been made in the quest to pour the block successfully.











Any suggestions are more then welcome