Potvin Supercharger Build PROJECT

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3x2stude
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Re: Potvin Supercharger Build PROJECT

Post by 3x2stude » 11 Feb 2020, 00:15

More progress on several fronts. I got the biscuit in the middle whittled out over the weekend. The OD is finished up to the "line" for final sanding after everything is screwed together. The interior needs a little luvin' yet. Once it is all screwed together I'll start the chain access hatch layout.

I also did some research on short run and prototype investment castings. There are quite a few out there and some are pretty high tech so a casting / machined part may be more affordable than machined billet, we'll see.

JK
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Re: Potvin Supercharger Build PROJECT

Post by 3x2stude » 13 Feb 2020, 23:00

I got the REV1 adapter all together in wood. Some of the bolting is tight but it works. This wood "buck" will give me and my 3D modeler a better understanding on where to move things around to better access bolting, etc. I am pleased with the accuracy of the wood so far. I dropped a digital level on the block and the blower while on the stand and everything is within 0.2 degrees for alignment, (better lucky than good I think). The 3D drawings are done for the intake side so focus will shift to that with fabrication of that while the adapter gets modeled. I am really having fun with this.

JK
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Re: Potvin Supercharger Build PROJECT

Post by PackardV8 » 14 Feb 2020, 10:39

Impressive beginning and excellent pattern-making skills.

jack vines

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Re: Potvin Supercharger Build PROJECT

Post by 3x2stude » 14 Feb 2020, 19:31

Jack,

Having fun making it, wood's cheap so the "oops" pile doesn't break the bank. I will do some fine tuning on the interior and exterior this weekend and then give to my CAD guy so the drawings I give him make sense. The wood model also helps me understand what I can tweak to make it better as he draws it. Thanks for the compliment.

JK

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Re: Potvin Supercharger Build PROJECT

Post by Jeff Rice » 15 Feb 2020, 06:57

Beautiful work.
Are you writing about each step, each project, and each learning opportunity.
I see a memoir book coming that would be read by a lot of strange people <lol>.
Jeff

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