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Old 10-17-2016, 10:26 AM
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wow nice work, what is the mini motor turned alternator supposed to be used in?
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:17 PM
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wow nice work, what is the mini motor turned alternator supposed to be used in?
Hey thanks Taco! Only just saw your post...:

It's a micro drone motor...brushless outrunner I think it's called, CNC aluminum, using a drone ESC to drive it also...the pulley I made out of styrene, but have since made a resin cast which will be more durable.

I still have a couple of the engine blocks available if anyone is interested in a set...
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Old 10-18-2016, 06:35 PM
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Hey guys...another small update..!

So....managed to figure out how the engine is bolting to the tranny.......then got the whole drive train mocked up in the chassis...

The Good news...the steering linkage clears the block and the exhaust manifolds, forgot to take a pic with the manifold on the block ... may need to shave a couple mms off the inside of the manifold to give a bit more room, but no biggie as its got enough 'meat' on there to lose it...lol!
The drag link also clears the crankshaft pulley nicely! So I will think that the steering is good to go...
The alternator also clears the frame rail by about 2mms....

The bad news...with the weight of the motor, and the different motor mounts for the tranny, there's like 1-2mm clearance between the oil pan and the diff casing , but it's not really a big issue and the entire oil pan is solid polyurethane resin, so I can shave a couple of mms off in that area without too much trouble....!

Also...ran into an issue connecting the driveshafts to the diffs.......the diffs are the SDIs which have a 4mm output shaft and the driveshafts are the TF2s, which has an inner bore of 5mm...so I managed to make some spacers to fit...hopefully they will work out and last a while......lol!
So anywho some pics....Watcha think?

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Old 10-18-2016, 06:49 PM
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Then I just had to mock up with the body on....!
With the radiator in there, I have 8mms of space for the clutch fan to fit...! but that should be enough...lol...!

Will have to get cracking on getting the fan sorted tonight so I can verify that it's okay!
The battery came in today...but still waiting on the connectors so I can make the splitter cable!
Gonna have to make a custom low profile air cleaner pan by adding some styrene so it drops down closer to the intake...only got like about 4mms clearance for the hood to close properly....

Anywho...some more pics...and some more to come soon!

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Old 10-18-2016, 09:03 PM
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Man, I don't know if I'm mentally ready to see this finished! Those shots of the engine bay are already too much to handle!
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:23 PM
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Man, I don't know if I'm mentally ready to see this finished! Those shots of the engine bay are already too much to handle!
Lol...! Thanks DougJ ! Still need to get the radiator and the battery painted up...also need to paint and install the hood latch thingy....
Then I got to start laying down the carpet in the cabin and get the seats and door cards installed...! After that I'll start working on the windshield....
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Old 10-19-2016, 05:33 AM
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Geesh Trini...
My friend... That is just so over the top.
Killer choice going with the black motor.

That is a build to dream for no doubt.
Cast radiator tooooo ...Ugh..ya.
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Old 10-19-2016, 06:25 AM
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Geesh Trini...
My friend... That is just so over the top.
Killer choice going with the black motor.

That is a build to dream for no doubt.
Cast radiator tooooo ...Ugh..ya.
Thanks 2Beers!

Didn't think about casting the radiator...that's an awesome idea! This way I won't have to build another one....sweet!
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Old 10-19-2016, 06:59 AM
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Thanks 2Beers!

Didn't think about casting the radiator...that's an awesome idea! This way I won't have to build another one....sweet!
Make two...ahaha.
I needs one also.
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Old 10-19-2016, 08:27 AM
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God, I hate you. This thing is too amazing.
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Old 10-19-2016, 12:34 PM
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Make two...ahaha.
I needs one also.
Lol...! Otay....it will give me a chance to try making a 2 part mold ( to capture the detail on both sides) ! Will try it out soon and if it comes out worthy to be placed on a ' 2Beers ' built vehicle, it's yours! Lol!
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Old 10-19-2016, 12:35 PM
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God, I hate you. This thing is too amazing.
Hey thanks man!
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Old 10-19-2016, 07:06 PM
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Hoky Smokes Trini! That's sweet. That engine is fantastic...awesome detail work.
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Old 10-19-2016, 07:49 PM
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Hoky Smokes Trini! That's sweet. That engine is fantastic...awesome detail work.
Hey thanks Willezcr8 !
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Old 10-20-2016, 10:40 PM
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And the awesomeness continues! You have the trick of adding things little at a time and bring it up always a notch more! I like too how the steering linkages blends in, it goes around the engine just right an takes not a lot of space. The bulkier part that transfer the movement to the underside is well hidden by the chassis rail, very neat.

What kind of finish do you plan to do on the SDI axles? I have seen pics of those with the screw holes on axles and pumpkin sanded down and patched smooth, I think I might do that enventually on the escort to get that smooth axle look.

So you have put the aluminum valve covers on the cast block, is that the final plan? And keep the molded steel looking covers for the more regular and less shiny truck builds? I think both look awesome anyways.
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