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Re: Meandering Marmot
« Reply #210 on: March 17, 2016, 08:02:20 PM »
I see 3d printers advertised for about $300.

What about the software to run them?

Do you need high end software or are there freeware or inexpensive versions that work well?

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Re: Meandering Marmot
« Reply #211 on: March 18, 2016, 08:00:52 AM »
from what i know there are free versions available for software for 3d printing but there are also the really expensive ones too. I have no idea what the difference is but i expect it has to do with what you can actually do vs. beginner designs.  tinker cad and fusion 360 are what i have found for free.

the unit is not that expensive but i have no computer to use and no idea how to make a cad file or use the software. which is why im reaching out to paul.

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« Reply #212 on: March 18, 2016, 10:25:03 AM »
I think the cheapest entry-level 3D printer that is worth having is the PrintrBot Simple w/ heated bed upgrade. You would be into one of those for ~500 - 600 bucks total.

The really cheapy 3D printers often use proprietary filament cartridges (like the XYZ DaVincis, Go!, and Cubes.) The issue here is they are charging you 3x the money for less of the same material you can buy by the spool. They also usually have less reachable support and I don't think the longevity is there. They sometimes have smaller print areas (4 inch.)

Printrbots have a great forum, made in Cali, etc. My machine started out as a mid-range Printrbot, but there isn't much left of the original machine as I have been modifying and upgrading over the last two years. If I were going to buy a sub 1k dollar machine - it would be a PrintrBot.

3D filament is ~12-20 bucks a spool.

The software to run the machine is free (RepetierHost) and for 3D modeling the easiest to use stuff is also free - TinkerCAD, Autodesk 123D, and Google Sketchup.
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« Reply #213 on: March 18, 2016, 07:43:27 PM »
Those bastards!

Just like the paper printers that you can buy for $29 and the ink cartridge is $79.

I can think of a couple of things to make, but not enough to justify a 3d printer.

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Re: Meandering Marmot
« Reply #214 on: May 02, 2016, 08:55:20 PM »
Uuuuuuuuuppppppppppppdaaaaaaaatttttttttttttttttttttteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


Interesting Interceptor came in for a full go-round.

2016-05-01_09-03-57 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

2016-05-01_09-04-10 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

I have been rolling in Rolls lately

2016-05-01_09-03-47 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

2016-05-01_09-05-22 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

The crap I find that other people have done to really nice cars....

Nothing like finding tin foil for reflectors, and twisted together wires wrapped in tape...

2016-05-01_09-04-31 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

2016-05-01_09-04-42 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr


Unduct much?

2016-05-01_09-05-10 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Round tail light mafia

2016-05-01_09-04-57 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

These were non functional, non-readable, and coated in overspray when I got them....

2016-05-01_09-06-02 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Really cool....

2016-05-01_09-06-23 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

When all your co-workers think you are some sort of mad scientist....you build fake bombs and hide them in their boxes to keep them on their toes...

2016-05-01_09-06-38 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Family truckster?

2016-05-01_09-06-51 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Long term project wrapped up and off to it's owner..


2016-05-01_09-07-04 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Fatty Flatty

2016-05-01_09-07-15 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr
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Re: Meandering Marmot
« Reply #215 on: May 06, 2016, 05:22:12 PM »
Had a local friend/business fab me some hood vents. Two sets, one for the Wombat, one for the Miatar.

2016-05-06_12-29-44 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

2016-05-06_12-29-30 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Picked this up today for the Wombat!

2016-05-06_04-14-32 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr
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Re: Meandering Marmot
« Reply #216 on: May 06, 2016, 11:04:14 PM »
All installed!

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Re: Meandering Marmot
« Reply #217 on: May 10, 2016, 01:47:37 PM »
Looking good man!

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Re: Meandering Marmot
« Reply #218 on: September 07, 2016, 11:54:30 PM »
Mess of a crappy alarm install I removed from a 68 Mustang at work. Wired in so haphazardly that it could have burned the car down with the way the remote start was installed.



More crappy wiring by owners/non pros.









Mad scientisting it up.



Restoring/repairing/rebuilding switchgear from a 1950 Buick wayfarer.

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I am doing a ton of work on a 1 of 10 1934 Riley. Has a pretty neat engine, dual cam (on the block) hemi headed. 75hp in 1934!







Rolls Royce...



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Near perfect



Recent resto-mod T-Bird finished up :



Well there is your problem...



Kickin' it 1915 style.



This was in the model T's cooling system...



Model T





Nothing says safe like hoseclamped on seat belts. This crap I have to fix...



Restoring some gauges....



After fixing screwed up wiring endlessly - installing brand new wiring is quite exciting.



Classy



Factory 4 speed Nova Wagon....





A bit complicated...



Getting a bit crowded up in here.



Damn british.



Bam!Pow!Zing!



Those are some old ignition coils...



MarmoTune?



Marmot!



Took the Mazda 3 HB up to Colorado for a few days

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Re: Meandering Marmot
« Reply #219 on: September 07, 2016, 11:56:37 PM »
Racecar looking racy.

DSC04149 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

I bought a mill.

2016-06-26_03-28-47 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Making firearm parts... with the mill and 3d printer

2016-06-26_03-30-12 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

2016-06-26_03-29-38 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr
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Re: Meandering Marmot
« Reply #220 on: September 09, 2016, 09:10:15 AM »
The Riley is interesting... 

Copper head gasket?

flat top pistons and OMG look at the size of that combustion chamber...  Can you say low compression ratio?

Where are the spark plugs?  I see wires, but can't find the plugs in the head.

Neat stuff...  Is this all at your own shop?

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« Reply #221 on: September 09, 2016, 01:41:02 PM »
Actually, the pics don't show it very well - but the pistons are very domed. The spark plugs are in the head, standard 4 cylinder arrangement I had just already removed them.

Copper headgasket - this was the norm on cars from the late 1800s and up. Some cars even had brass headgaskets.

The car made 75hp or so in 1934, and the cams are quite lumpy. Very impressive stuff when most cars made half that or less.

The transmission is a Armstrong Siddley preselector. It works opposite of a normal manual - you select the gear you want, then depress the clutch afterwards and it changes gear. You don't start clutching before and during.

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« Reply #222 on: September 09, 2016, 01:54:19 PM »
More pics :

Adjustable suspension 1934 style - friction dampeners

2016-09-09_12-47-09 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

2016-09-09_12-46-37 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

2016-09-09_12-46-18 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

2016-09-09_12-45-55 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

2016-09-09_12-45-37 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

On a side note - check out the badass glass bowl on this single barrel Holley!

2016-09-09_12-43-44 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr
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Re: Meandering Marmot
« Reply #223 on: November 20, 2016, 03:23:40 PM »
The Wombat @ Papago Park.

2016-10-22_02-13-45 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

I enjoy diversity....

2016-10-23_03-17-36 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Took some more of my oldies out for a walk.

2016-10-23_03-57-37 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

The Wombat at a classic japanese car show

20161106_175702 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Some other cool cars at the previously mentioned car show

20161106_175019 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Cool new keychain

2016-11-20_01-19-10 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Corvair and a Dodge

2016-11-20_01-19-31 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

32 Ford. Nice Car

2016-11-20_01-20-08 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

2016-11-20_01-20-00 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

2016-11-20_01-21-35 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

2016-11-20_01-20-32 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

2016-11-20_01-20-47 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

My perpetual project finished up again - the Riley. Came back after an auction house wrecked it, and destroyed it mechanically

2016-11-20_01-19-48 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

2016-11-20_01-19-39 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Cool sunrise

2016-11-20_01-21-03 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Banger

2016-11-20_01-21-16 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr


'32 Day

2016-11-20_01-21-52 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

The crap people do...

2016-11-20_01-22-01 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

I need to build one of these :

2016-11-20_01-22-22 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Cleanest, stockest, BRG edition Miata I have seen in a long time.

2016-11-20_01-22-45 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Kitty.

2016-11-20_01-22-31 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Military Truck

2016-11-20_01-23-53 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Lincoln V12 door button

2016-11-20_01-24-06 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Corvair

2016-11-20_01-23-37 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

2016-11-20_01-23-22 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

I get all the cool stuff :

2016-11-20_01-24-47 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

2016-11-20_01-24-57 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

2016-11-20_01-24-34 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

2016-11-20_01-24-22 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

2016-11-20_01-22-58 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

2016-11-20_01-32-33 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

2016-11-20_01-31-34 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

2016-11-20_01-31-44 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

2016-11-20_01-32-43 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Clutch out of the Dodge Bro's Sedan

2016-11-20_01-28-17 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Weee!

2016-11-20_01-32-53 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Deluxe

2016-11-20_01-30-05 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

2016-11-20_01-30-19 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Cool '62 Truck, on a caddy chassis/running gear

2016-11-20_01-30-47 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Awful complicated for a switch

2016-11-20_01-31-05 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Willys

2016-11-20_01-32-10 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Busy

2016-11-20_01-32-24 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

More crap....

2016-11-20_01-28-57 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

98

2016-11-20_01-27-10 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

2016-11-20_01-27-28 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

2016-11-20_01-27-42 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

AMX

2016-11-20_01-32-01 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Floatin' on by

2016-11-20_01-29-09 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Cleanest one of these I have seen in a long time. Co-worker picked it up in Sun City. Acura Legend.

2016-11-20_01-31-24 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

That will stop...

2016-11-20_01-28-38 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

And the Modis says.......

2016-11-20_01-28-01 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Zed Two Eight

2016-11-20_01-29-36 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Jeez....

2016-11-20_01-26-58 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Coil-a-palooza

2016-11-20_01-26-50 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Afterburn

2016-11-20_01-25-40 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Check the gauges

2016-11-20_01-25-51 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

56 Olds 98 and a 58 olds 98

2016-11-20_01-25-25 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

A friend picked me up a Wombat while visiting family in Australia. I printed him a seat so he could ride along in the Wombatz

2016-11-20_01-26-32 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

2016-11-20_01-26-22 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr

Got me a cool new model kit...

2016-11-20_01-26-02 by Paul Taylor, on Flickr








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