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    Link to a guy in NZ doing an amazing Bugatti replica - engine casting


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    The tenacity and ingenuity of some people will NEVER cease to amaze me. Thanks for the link... WOW is an understatement.
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    The advent of modern 3D modeling programs, along with 3D printing, and bound sand gives the amateur backyard casting folks (if suitably motivated) the ability to recreate some very sophisticated designs from the past.

    I have not read the entire article yet, but at a glance it looks to be fantastic.

    Thanks for posting.

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    Using 3d scanning, CAD, CAM, 3d printing and rapid prototyping technologies like printed cores, he has 1000h invested in the engine already. How many hours were originally invested in the Bugatti pattern shop. Wonder what became of all the patterns and core molds. Firewood?
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    If you are going to build an engine, I guess a straight 8 Bugatti would be pretty close to the top of the mountain. BTW, I wonder what the price on a brand new Bugatti block would be? (just in case mine ever throws a rod) LOL
    What is that squeaking noise?

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    That engine is so beautifully simple I can't stop looking at the build thread. Maybe Nudge can go pay him a visit so we can live vicariously through him.

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    That is crazy! Very impressive to say the least

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    It is always interesting to see what a skilled craftsman can do. Wow.
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    Nudge, are you branching out?
    So, whats your Plan B?

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    Humbling. Fantastic!!

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