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Old 11-12-2006, 11:49 PM   #31
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I have my nearly severed finger duct-taped to keep debris out of it. I've been working on it quite a bit today.

Shadd'* visit has been delayed. Just me, the dog, and Katie working on these.

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Late night update from last night. My flex-cable for my dremel broke. I have to get a new one today.
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Old 11-17-2006, 08:10 PM   #32
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lets see some more pic
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Ya, come on Bill.
Please. Even if you have to PM me a pic. I'm really curious to see the progress.
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Old 11-21-2006, 11:10 PM   #34
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Hey Paul, I need to ask you a personal question. When you shave, do you shave in the shower? Just the face, or the legs too? Do you prefer to use a mirror when shaving?

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Your throttle body adapter?
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The outlet is looking ALMOST that good so far.
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Old 11-21-2006, 11:19 PM   #35
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Hot darn. WOW.

I'm gonna ditch my mirrors now.

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holy shine......
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OH>>> MY>>> GOD!
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Ok, here'* probably the last update on Paul'*. After this update, the Bullet'* new blower will be left out (it'll be shipped soon) and Haro'* and Zilla'* will follow on.

Keep in mind all these surfaces on the inlet and outlet are VERY rough sand castings. Smoothing the GenV'* tougher alloy is a bitch.

Starting off with the TB adapter again (this adapter is required to mate the L67 TB to the GenV blower inlet), this adapter was blended to better match the inlet diameter of the GenV blower, then polished:
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The inlet went through a tougher transformation. Per Paul'* request, the EGR was filled and blended, then the inlet was smoothed and lightly polished. You can see the 'blended egr plug' in the pic, and you can see how it'* smoothed out alot. This combats heat caused by friction. The inlet is actually the hottest portion of a SC under boost:

Note that polishing the inlet to a mirror would be very difficult and would gain little over the amount you see here, but I'll be making another polishing pass or two on this sucker anyway.

On to the outlet. Sharp corners create heat. All sharp corners were blended off, then polished:

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Again, I'll probably make a couple more passes on this outlet before shipping it back to Canada. The GenV alloy is MUCH tougher and very hard to work. Particuarly at this level of detail.

And just because I can, I decided to leave my signature on a worthless feature on the EXTERIOR of this SC:
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This polishing job clearly needs more work. I can't see the date of mint on the penny in the reflection.
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bill i dont care if mine takes till march if it looks that good
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It won't. Most of your rough shaping is done already, but I've got some more unplanned work to do on your outlet. Your sanding and polishing will go at least twice as fast. The Gen3 alloy is softer than the GenV.

BTW, the polishing above was preceded by a 3-step wetsanding. 400, 600, 1000.
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