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Old 11-24-2021, 03:36 PM
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Old 11-27-2021, 12:24 AM
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Thanks guys!!


More work on the Caddy air cleaner, time to fabricate the pocket for the coil. Our radius brake that is bolted to the front of the shear is used to bend some 18ga into a horseshoe. One side is trimmed short and the other is left long to bend and form the bottom in the magnetic brake.














And end plate is cut out to seal off the void from the rest of the air cleaner innards. This gets tacked in place and then fusion welded using the TIG.











A holesaw is used to get the hole started and offset Wiss snips to trim out the hole in both the housing and the mounting flange. TIG tacked and fusion welding on the flange, and it then gets trimmed to fit inside the air cleaner housing.
































Yup, that's what I was looking for...
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Old 11-27-2021, 08:14 AM
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Awesome idea and excellent execution!
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Old 11-27-2021, 08:20 AM
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Very neat implemtation of a great idea.
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Thanks!!


Now for our bottom plate for the air cleaner.. In order to keep the filter located properly (keep it from moving around) we decided to add a bead to the bottom of the plate.














Then the plate is trimmed to a circle, and the thumbnail dies in the Lennox used to start the shrinking process around the edge.


https://youtu.be/Vy30NeziryY


We then jumped on the Erco kick shrinker to flatten the uneven surface..


https://youtu.be/B1Jg_9BfDNc


https://youtu.be/Xlu2LsUNcj0


And repeat. Repeatedly. We have two or three more rounds to go and we can start tipping and stretching.








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Old 11-28-2021, 06:14 AM
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That's a lot of shrink there. Looking good Robert.


BTW, I like how Kramer just pops up here and there, ha....
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That's a lot of shrink there. Looking good Robert.


BTW, I like how Kramer just pops up here and there, ha....
You can tell who’s tried shrinking like that. Many others would overlook that tidbit. I would add that I feel the alternating back and forth between machines in keeping the turned flange flat seemed to help the effectiveness of the shrink effort.

On Kramer, we have non-HAMB friendly wheels and tires on this car so Kramer helps out in blocking those where they show up in shots. As well as other cameo appearances.
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Old 11-28-2021, 11:14 AM
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You can tell who’s tried shrinking like that. Many others would overlook that tidbit. I would add that I feel the alternating back and forth between machines in keeping the turned flange flat seemed to help the effectiveness of the shrink effort.

On Kramer, we have non-HAMB friendly wheels and tires on this car so Kramer helps out in blocking those where they show up in shots. As well as other cameo appearances.

Heh-heh .... humor appreciated!
(circular 90deg flange shrinks gets craftsmen ups on toes .... must bee making verry regular even consistent shrinks ... "nitpick squared." ... and gets xtra picky with flanges rising in. up .... aaaaack!!)
Very nice part, Rob't.
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Old 11-29-2021, 08:06 AM
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Robert, great results again. A beautiful procedure in the production of a circular profile.
But the "American tooth ..." The hardness of the material will be like a bell. But there is a lot of material to shrink. The result is important and it is great.
I tried half the tank similarly. The sound of after a knock like a bell.
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Thanks for the comments guys.. Jaroslav, nice work on the tank side... I think yours was more a challenge that I had.


Last night we changed out the thumbnail shrinking dies for linear stretch dies in the Lennox TE250 in order to tip the flange back horizontal again. We have a backstop / fence that had been notched for tooling and this did a nice job of getting the flange depth consistent.





As this gets bolted to our linear slide and we'll need that to remain stationary, some Cerutti built clamp blocks are added.











Linear stretch dies in action:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-euPrCTj9zI


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