New CNC Machined Cam Tower Covers

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New CNC Machined Cam Tower Covers

Postby basarabam » Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:46 pm

After years of sitting idle on my 1980 project I am starting up again. Getting another head made for it and decided I would like my own Cam Tower covers. 1 done, 1 to go. Will have it powder coated and then a fly cut across the lettering to make them shine.

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Re: New CNC Machined Cam Tower Covers

Postby Nanonevol » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:26 pm

Ya spelled it wrong! Just joshing, very nice!
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Re: New CNC Machined Cam Tower Covers

Postby azruss » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:10 am

Nice! what did you cut in on.

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Re: New CNC Machined Cam Tower Covers

Postby basarabam » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:54 am

I have a Tormach PCNC 1100. Also have access to several larger machines like a Flow Waterjet, 2 Manual turning lathes, several small and large CMMs for measuring and reverse engineering parts, etc.

I started a program at work where kids take a tour of our facility and can sign up for a 5 day workshop to go through the entire manufacturing process, Engineering, production, quality. The same equipment that I have in my lab is also installed in their schools. (Currently installed in 2 schools as a pilot and we are going to branch out to each school in Alabama).
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Re: New CNC Machined Cam Tower Covers

Postby RRoller123 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:37 am

That is fantastic!
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Re: New CNC Machined Cam Tower Covers

Postby architect » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:14 am

Pretty sweet! are you going to match the contours of the head? Curious how you plan to seal it tight

Regardless, nice work :wink:

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Re: New CNC Machined Cam Tower Covers

Postby basarabam » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:16 pm

This is just the cam tower cover, not the cam tower so the gasket on top still fits on the tower top.
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Re: New CNC Machined Cam Tower Covers

Postby architect » Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:35 pm

basarabam wrote:This is just the cam tower cover, not the cam tower so the gasket on top still fits on the tower top.


Ah I get it now, I like it even better!

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Re: New CNC Machined Cam Tower Covers

Postby bluespider262 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:49 am

Great work but these aren't mitsubishis so you might want to change the spelling.

A valve cover that says "lampredi" or "twin cam" be cool as hell imho. But that work is beautiful. Have you done covers for any other vehicles? Love to see more.
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Re: New CNC Machined Cam Tower Covers

Postby bluespider262 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:50 am

Nt

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Re: New CNC Machined Cam Tower Covers

Postby basarabam » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:14 pm

I havent made any others, I had the piece of material just sitting in my shop so thought I would do something with it. Nice thing about these is the material only needs to be 1" thick.

If I was making them for a Chevy 350 it would need to be 3-4" thick and that would be a ton of material to remove.

The text is easy to modify to whatever someone would want it to say. I chose spYder since 80spider is already taken here in Alabama for a plate. I am going to stick to a theme with my car.
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Re: New CNC Machined Cam Tower Covers

Postby RRoller123 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:47 pm

I have seen a few "official" Y spellings.
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Re: New CNC Machined Cam Tower Covers

Postby georgeramos » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:38 pm

Id like a set that said Fiat. Maybe the block logo like they used on early cars.

Are you selling them?

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Re: New CNC Machined Cam Tower Covers

Postby PhillySpider » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:57 am

My spIder had a spYder sticker on the the timing cover...

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Re: New CNC Machined Cam Tower Covers

Postby basarabam » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:22 pm

georgeramos wrote:Id like a set that said Fiat. Maybe the block logo like they used on early cars.

Are you selling them?


I hadnt planned to sell them. I made from some drop material we had left over at work.
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