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#16 george91

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 10:15 PM

Fantastic, put me down for a brake fluid reservior and coil cover! Also please post more pics when you make more parts, good job Craig.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 01:04 PM

Yeah brake fluid reservoir would be cool.... but I'd need more carbon to make it decent :(

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 02:38 PM

I've got lots more planned cap'n!

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 02:52 PM

wouldnt be for yonks but with some good pics i would be intrested in a big order :(

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 03:49 PM

very cool. looking forward to see wats next!

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 03:49 PM

It is possible to make them with the finned tops, as I have one :(
I have no idea who made it or when it was made, as I bought it off eBay. Was one of those things I just had to have!
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Looks very tightly woven CF though, I'm no expert about this but is that a good thing?

And I'd be interested in one of those covers, simply to match that ^ and any other engine bay parts at a reasonable price (something under £100 sort of range)
Dan :(

Edited by digi-cars.piczo.com, 03 October 2009 - 03:50 PM.


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Posted 03 October 2009 - 04:11 PM

It is possible to make them with the finned tops, as I have one :(
I have no idea who made it or when it was made, as I bought it off eBay. Was one of those things I just had to have!
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Looks very tightly woven CF though, I'm no expert about this but is that a good thing?

And I'd be interested in one of those covers, simply to match that ^ and any other engine bay parts at a reasonable price (something under £100 sort of range)
Dan :(


Thats the one i meant on the last page! :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 04:58 PM

I've got lots more planned cap'n!

Thats awesome :thumbsup: Prototypes and pictures will be the best way! :(

It think wiper covers would be good :) And I could do with a box.... I know its random, but what I need as I don't have an 'A' Series any more! :( Talk to you about this box some other time!! :(

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 05:27 PM

Thats the one i meant on the last page! :(

Mine's an actual rocker cover, not an extra cover to go ontop of a standard one tho :(

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 05:29 PM

Good luck without vacuum consolidation.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 05:56 PM

It is possible to make them with the finned tops, as I have one :(
I have no idea who made it or when it was made, as I bought it off eBay. Was one of those things I just had to have!

Looks very tightly woven CF though, I'm no expert about this but is that a good thing?

And I'd be interested in one of those covers, simply to match that ^ and any other engine bay parts at a reasonable price (something under £100 sort of range)
Dan :(



Hi Dan,

looks to me like they have used wet lay up with brass coloured resin for the fins, the carbon itself is what we call plain weave (equal squares like a checker board) the components i produce are made from 2x2 twill which is the more stereotypical weave with the diagonal stripes, i do have plain weave and could produce products in plain weave as to match your existing cover upon request.

the resin system i use is clear so you dont have to laquer the component providing the mould is of good surface finish. the resin system i use would not form in fins. for this reason i could not produce them with the fins, i plan on producing covers that fit over the standard rover rocker cover with a flat top, this way i can use only a few plys of carbon to keep the price down.

i would need to get some tooling block machined to my design and then take a mould from this first, then lay up the component.

cheers.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 05:58 PM

Good luck without vacuum consolidation.



all my products are produced in vacuum bags in an autoclave with 60psi of pressure at 125 degree's centigrade.

cheers,

craig.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 06:04 PM

How are you going to make a rocker cover skin with prepreg? it is VERY hard to do double curves.

Why would you need to make any of these out of prepreg? Why would a 'cover' of any sort need to be any stronger than 'wet lay'

Resin system? There is no 'resin system' in prepreg.. because it is exactly that 'pre preg'.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 06:06 PM

Good luck without vacuum consolidation.



all my products are produced in vacuum bags in an autoclave with 60psi of pressure at 125 degree's centigrade.

cheers,

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You cure you products at one temperture?

#30 Sam Walters

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 06:39 PM

You can use a conventional wet layup. poke into all the nooks and crannies before hand. Peel ply it, breather it, and seal the bag and drag down the vacuum.

benpopham i think perhaps he`s referring to epoxy as his resin system as opposed to polyester, perhaps.

Also am i right in thinking at the moment your building a light weight mini for hill climbing perhaps?




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