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If I had a 3-D printer...

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Post Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:56 am

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If I had a 3-D printer, Folks,...

The first thing I would make is a see-through Linkert bowl.

.....Cotten

Post Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:35 am
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I like the idea !!

Post Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:38 pm

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I wouldn't need it to be fuel-proof, Folks!

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Lately the newsfeeds suggest 3-D printers are common.

....Cotten

Post Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:25 pm

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Location: San Diego
Kewl, see through. The marvels availing themselves.

Post Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:53 am

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Now Folks,

I want a complete see-through body, too!

Maybe pulling smoke through it at different pressures will show where the flow is laminar, and where it is turbulent.
And possibly nail down the enigmatic.behavior of the idle gallery when it reverses flow.
Can you imagine watching the mixing within the idle bleed "well"?

I'm tired of hypothetical conjuring.

....Cotten

Post Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:16 pm

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Location: San Diego
Then do it hombre :lol: :roll:
Cotten wrote:
Now Folks,

I want a complete see-through body, too!

Maybe pulling smoke through it at different pressures will show where the flow is laminar, and where it is turbulent.
And possibly nail down the enigmatic.behavior of the idle gallery when it reverses flow.
Can you imagine watching the mixing within the idle bleed "well"?

I'm tired of hypothetical conjuring.

....Cotten

Post Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:36 pm

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Location: Central Illinois, USA
[quote="Buddhahoodvato"]Then do it hombre [quote="Cotten"]

Buy me a 3-D printer?

....Cotten

Post Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:37 pm

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Location: San Diego
Not bad,
guess the return would dictate the need.
https://www.amazon.com/MakerBot-MP07825 ... 9647&psc=1



The printers are that bad really, it's the soft ware and filament material that can get dicey.

Post Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:27 pm

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Location: Snohomish Co., WA
Cotten and Ruben,
The 3-D printers I've seen use some kind of plastic "string" that gets melted and "printed" in whatever shape is being made. Any plastic that is used would have to be nonsoluble in gasoline with all its additives, plus would need to be transparent if you want to be able to see through it. Certainly there are some kinds of plastic that don't dissolve in gasoline, such as the kind that's used to make gas containers, but I don't know if that type of plastic is available for 3-D printers.

Post Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:23 pm
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Do you folks remember the transparent V-8 engine valve covers and oil pans ?

Post Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:26 pm

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Pa wrote:
Do you folks remember the transparent V-8 engine valve covers and oil pans ?



The Visible V8.

Post Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:24 am
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Chris Haynes wrote:
Pa wrote:
Do you folks remember the transparent V-8 engine valve covers and oil pans ?



The Visible V8.


Yep. That is it. I was tempted back in the 70's to purchase a few but was advised they discolor over use.

Post Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:10 pm

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Location: Central Illinois, USA
It wouldn't have to be fuel-proof for study, Mark!

I use mineral spirits, and it could be dyed for visibility.
Even water, or just vapor to study the flow in the bore.

I just want to know what goes on in there. Especially when the idle circuit reverses.

....Cotten
PS: For some reason, I didn't get email alerts of posts to this thread.
Guess I got to learn to subscribe...


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