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Old 07-15-2006, 07:36 PM   #1
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i have an idea niggling at the back of my mind that i would like to try out. i need a block about 1/8 - 1/4 thick by maybe 8 inches wide by 12 inches long.

anyone have a good source for it? cheap

or please suggest a suitable substitute that can take engine temps.
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Delren will take several hundred degrees and can be machined like aluminum.
I've got a block of it here, and can get more.
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You can try alro plastics, no guarentees on princing but they have alot of information. Make sure you consider all the different chemical and environmental conditions this "phenolic" is going to come into contact with before placing it where I think you are. I also have a cmm layout of the bottom of a gen3 M90 if you need it. Saves time cutting the pattern

http://www.alro.com/DIVPlastics/Plastic.htm
Send me the pattern Dirthead - you know where i am going with this? Old timers trick to isolate the */C and I/C. i have my I/C to pattern off of.

- Has anyoned ever tried this?

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Delren will take several hundred degrees and can be machined like aluminum.
I've got a block of it here, and can get more.
How much and how thick?
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The block I got is 1 inch thick , about 10"x14"(I think) and cast me about $100.
Thecstuff is damned expensive, but it'* what I could find for what I'm doing.
There'* a plastic supply place here in Columbus on 5th Ave, I picked it up from their cast-offs.
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I went the same route for some time, then chose to ditch the expensive phenolic and make the prototype, and perhaps the final design, out of aluminum and seperately cool it.

Here'* some possible sources for you:
http://phenolic-sheets-rods-tubes.com/index.html

http://www.sdplastics.com/phenolic.html

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