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09-01-2019 09:47 PM
autowiz I have tore the printer down and got started on designing and printing parts to mount the electronics to the frame. First up is the Power Supply. Also I have removed the top brace to make room for the multi material upgrade kit..

09-01-2019 09:40 PM
autowiz As we all age and time moves forward tech keeps advancing and my stuff I bought and setup last year is looking pretty old and showing it's age today. So in an effort to stay relevant I am taking the best printer I have and upgrading it with all the new bells and whistles of the day. Woot!

So the printer I am going to upgrade is my already heavily modified Tevo Black Widow Printer. This printer is supposed to look like this:

My Black Widow in it's current configuration looks more like this:

But now it is time to reinvent this machine. Most notably I am dumping the external control box in favor of mounting all parts to the frame. It will make for a smaller footprint for this machine. But also I am upgrading the PC wheels to linear rails and changing the controller to a 32 bit smoothie board that will run marlin 2.0 and I am installing the Prusa MMU2S upgrade kit. This will let me print in 5 colors and will be a HUGE upgade to my printer. To ensure sucess the first time out i ordered a genuine upgrade kit from Prusa Research instead of a cheap knockoff. I will post up pictures of my new printer as i build it.
08-27-2019 01:48 PM
raidmagic Even the engine stand is cool.
08-26-2019 09:37 PM

But I can't stand the 2 tone engine stand. I am drawing up and printing out covers for the raw aluminum so the frame is a solid color.
07-08-2019 09:21 AM
The Torch You're doing an awesome job Wiz
07-07-2019 08:35 PM
autowiz And here are a few pictures of the crankshaft sitting in the block..

I still have to fit and run a drill bit through the holes on each of the main caps to get the crank locked in place. And then I can start on the rods and pistons. I still have to build the engine stand at some point here, too.
07-07-2019 08:31 PM
autowiz So I got to spend some time with my fun project and I got all the pieces of the crankshaft printed out..

And assembled..

06-15-2019 01:29 PM
Originally Posted by Maniacmechanic1 View Post
I wonder How Hard I can hit till an Epyltic Siezure takes place and He Dies.
06-15-2019 01:07 PM
Maniacmechanic1 I wonder How Hard I can hit till an Epyltic Siezure takes place and He Dies.
06-14-2019 10:56 AM
raidmagic This is awesome
06-13-2019 04:20 PM
Originally Posted by 1963SS View Post
That's looking great. I'm afraid Id have to complain to GM Customer Service about the excess casting marks on the intake. The resolution doesn't look so good in the pic.

I can do better. I printed the intake with a 0.4mm diameter nozzle and 0.2mm layer height. I could change nozzles to a 0.2mm and command a 0.025mm layer height. It will just take days to print. But should look flawless.
06-13-2019 04:06 PM
autowiz The parts I ordered from have shown up. Here is how the LS3 hardware kit comes packaged..

And here are the timing 'chain' the valve springs, and the rod, main, and camshaft bearings..

Now i can start working on the crank and the cam. But first, I need a stand to bolt the block to. Here is how the engine stand arrived..

So i have my work cut out for me before i can even get this motor on a stand. Looks like i might need the dremel.
06-10-2019 06:01 AM
1963SS That's looking great. I'm afraid Id have to complain to GM Customer Service about the excess casting marks on the intake. The resolution doesn't look so good in the pic.
06-10-2019 04:00 AM
The Torch
06-09-2019 01:17 PM
autowiz This LS3 build is moving right along. I am already precision balancing internals..

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