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Old 05-11-2016, 11:10 AM   #1
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Default Aluminum block pour.

Tomorrow we will pour the first aluminum block sample. Finally! I might video the pour and shakeout, even if the results aren't perfect.

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Old 05-11-2016, 11:37 AM   #2
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Video will be interesting thanks
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Old 05-11-2016, 12:22 PM   #3
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What is the calculated weight difference?
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Old 05-11-2016, 12:27 PM   #4
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Tomorrow we will pour the first aluminum block sample. Finally! I might video the pour and shakeout, even if the results aren't perfect.

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Hey Tod,
Best of luck with that pour !
Is this 'first' alum going to be regular A/B style design...or the one discussed (easier?) where the OHV Head would be used !
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Best wishes for a great pour --look forward to the video... these 85+ year old blocks ain't going to last forever!
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Old 05-11-2016, 02:09 PM   #6
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Looking forward to video................Good Luck
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Old 05-11-2016, 03:27 PM   #7
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What is the calculated weight difference?
Aluminum is about 1/3 the weigh of iron. My raw iron blocks are 130lbs. so the aluminum should be cleaned up at 46lbs.

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Old 05-11-2016, 03:29 PM   #8
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Best of luck with that pour !
Is this 'first' alum going to be regular A/B style design...or the one discussed (easier?) where the OHV Head would be used !
This first one is a 3 main B tailed block. The next one will probably be a 5 main with an A tail. But if someone wants a 5 main B tail I could do that.

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Old 05-11-2016, 05:44 PM   #9
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Thanks, I too would like to see video. Sounds like an interesting project.
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Old 05-11-2016, 06:31 PM   #10
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Long time coming! Excited to see what comes of it.
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Default Re: Aluminum block pour.

will look forward to the video as I have no clue how that kind of work is done. You must get a great deal of satisfaction and joy to see this come full circle. Best of luck to you and Thank you for sharing
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You have a lot of supporters. Good luck Tod! Wayne
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Old 05-11-2016, 07:12 PM   #14
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will look forward to the video as I have no clue how that kind of work is done. You must get a great deal of satisfaction and joy to see this come full circle. Best of luck to you and Thank you for sharing
The video won't supply a lot of info in that regard because there are some things that I try not to share.

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Good luck, I hope it goes according to plan.
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Old 05-12-2016, 06:33 AM   #17
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Are you going to use steel cylinder sleeves?
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Are you going to use steel cylinder sleeves?
I was wondering about the sleeves also, and are they installed at the time of the pour, or are they always installed after the machine work?
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Old 05-12-2016, 07:01 AM   #19
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Are you going to use steel cylinder sleeves?
Actually, ductile iron sleeves are used. They are inserted after all the machining is finished. A slight crush/interference fit of a couple thousandths is aimed at. The block is then heated to allow the sleeve to slide in and when the block cools back down it tightens around the sleeve.

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Actually, ductile iron sleeves are used. They are inserted after all the machining is finished. A slight crush/interference fit of a couple thousandths is aimed at. The block is then heated to allow the sleeve to slide in and when the block cools back down it tightens around the sleeve.

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Sounds good. I like the idea of the 5 main. Is some one making crankshafts for a 5 main. Thanks
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