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Old 06-07-2019, 10:00 AM   #16
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I am waiting on hardware before I can really work on the internals and now I am waiting on more silk silver PLA before I can start printing the head castings so I am jumping around to see what some of the other external pieces are gonna look like. I printed this LH exhaust header on my home made printer, Printalicious..



Because my Black Widow printer is spending the next 20 hours printing out the intake manifold..

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This LS3 build is moving right along. I am already precision balancing internals..



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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.
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The parts I ordered from https://www.makerrx.com/ 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.
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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.
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I wonder How Hard I can hit till an Epyltic Siezure takes place and He Dies.
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So I got to spend some time with my fun project and I got all the pieces of the crankshaft printed out..



And assembled..

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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.
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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.
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Even the engine stand is cool.
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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.
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