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Thread: Gating Tubular Lost Foam Part

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    Senior Member OCD's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocco View Post
    Yours are easily some of the most beautiful foamies ever posted on this site, I'm in awe, just outstanding work!
    I'll second this notation.

    Nice work Kelly. <Thumbs Up>

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    Had a little spare time this morning and got them cast. I think they may be my best yet.

    I gated them similar to the previous versions but added a couple bobs to the tube openings below the elbows. I'd add some more detailed photos know.

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    Dang! Very nice.
    Ill get back on the set you sent me shortly. Just about have the mill project finished. Just need a couple more good days..
    A calm sea does not make a skilled sailor...

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    Great result. You perseverance has been well rewarded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rotarysmp View Post
    Great result. You perseverance has been well rewarded.Mark
    Thanks Mark. Starting to feel pretty good about the process control and am having first pass success. I have some other interesting related projects and experiments I'll share in the near future. -Stay tuned.


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    All of the images in this thread were previously hosted on Phtobucket. When they changed their 3rd party hosting policy and fee structure I decided not to continue with them. I have re-hosted and restored the images elsewhere for posterity sake. However, I couldn't restore the images posted by other contributors to the thread. I have a few more things to add to this thread and then may be time to wrap this one up. I do have a few more interesting foam castings in the works. What do ya-think. Post here or new thread?


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    No idea how everyone else feels but if you're asking for my vote, I vote, new thread.

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    Seconded on new thread.

    How are those unions coupled to the head? Short hose links? I'm trying to imagine what would have been the original set up for the stat housing.

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    Good gosh Gertie, those look Maahvelous!!

    If the new stuff is not directly related to this thread, and if we're voting, I vote for a new thread - otherwise keep them here.

    Too many irons, not enough fire,

  10. #210
    Quote Originally Posted by Peedee View Post
    Seconded on new thread.
    Agreed. Kind of ran it's course for the most part I think. I have some concluding thoughts and will start a new thread in near future.

    How are those unions coupled to the head? Short hose links?

    I'm trying to imagine what would have been the original set up for the stat housing.
    They're racing intakes so there wasn't any thermostat. The two snouts were usually just coupled together with a fabbed/welded Y or T section of tube and hose then connected directly to the radiator. They are rare, have become quite collectable, and people are running these intakes on street cars and some are making "tribute car" versions of the old TA race cars that also see street duty. I rebuild and restore the induction systems as a hobby pass-time. Plenty of other ways to incorporate a remote thermostat but this does it cleanly looks the part.

    Last edited by kcoffield; 07-28-2017 at 07:51 PM.

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