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If I ask a friend to do these based on the primitive RC block who would/can pay for it? I'm thinking it could be Niksal....no sleeves! Better heat out!
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Re: Billet blocks....who will pay
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2009, 08:03:33 pm »
Heres what I would like...
And may work on next winter

Either cast with liberal finning or better yet, carve out of billet.

 Major cost is the 17 inch x about 7 inch, x about 3.8 thick slab to start off.. :o

So cast is really the only somewhat  reasonable way to go, but will still come out at probably 700 plus, easily (likely) more...without pistons..

As far as I know NIKASIL is a proprietary coating (plated), put on to a certain thickness much like hardchrome.

 I think the billet with thicker fins would be just too cool..
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Re: Billet blocks....who will pay
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2009, 08:12:49 pm »
Heres what I would like...
And may work on next winter

Either cast with liberal finning or better yet, carve out of billet.

 Major cost is the 17 inch x about 7 inch, x about 3.8 thick slab to start off.. :o

So cast is really the only somewhat  reasonable way to go, but will still come out at probably 700 plus, easily (likely) more...without pistons..

As far as I know NIKASIL is a proprietary coating (plated), put on to a certain thickness much like hardchrome.

 I think the billet with thicker fins would be just too cool..
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Re: Billet blocks....who will pay
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2009, 08:52:21 pm »
i imagine we're talking about well over 1000 dollars for something like this?

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Re: Billet blocks....who will pay
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2009, 09:18:01 pm »
What a bit of one up man ship ::) ::) ::) especially if it had JMR machined into it. :D :D :D :D
The fact that there are no liners would make it much lighter but, with the ceramic bores, would the block require a different set of compression rings Mike ?

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Re: Billet blocks....who will pay
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2009, 10:11:22 pm »
Check out Kev's Turbo at http://www.xs650.org.au/ for a project blog of someone doing this with an XS650.

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Re: Billet blocks....who will pay
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2009, 10:12:48 pm »
i'm following this one.  :o

for what it's worth, a small company is releasing new aluminum blocks for flat head fords. i know they have a strong following but come on now! more trivial junk: i had a dream (swear to god on this) that mike released an alum. 750 based mill. i don't go in for that power of dreaming, palm reading b.s. but this is freaky.

actually, now that i think about it, it was a whole assembly with all lessons learned on the sohc utilized.

excuse me while a try to dream about being rich.
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Re: Billet blocks....who will pay
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2009, 10:20:42 pm »
Check out Kev's Turbo at http://www.xs650.org.au/ for a project blog of someone doing this with an XS650.

you know, with a site like that saved, one could easily delete all their, ehem... adult material.
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Re: Billet blocks....who will pay
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2009, 10:35:15 pm »
Check out Kev's Turbo at http://www.xs650.org.au/ for a project blog of someone doing this with an XS650.

you know, with a site like that saved, one could easily delete all their, ehem... adult material.

I have found that to be true. ;D ;D ;D  It's a great website.

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Re: Billet blocks....who will pay
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2009, 11:44:38 pm »
Hi Mike  ;D

Can I have "Griff" CNC'd into it where RC went? 

ps I dug the head and the cylinders out to take to the powder coater. Gotta finish my taxes first. There goes a REAL nice engine down the drain.  :'(
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Re: Billet blocks....who will pay
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2009, 03:46:38 am »
Thanks Mike!  I would / could pay for it but price ballpark would help here.

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« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2009, 04:37:35 am »
I'm going to talk to my friend next week about it. The block bores could be roughed out to whatever size than be sent to Millennium Plating for final boring/honing and plating. I have seen this done for FJ1200's
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Re: Billet blocks....who will pay
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2009, 05:02:36 am »
We may need to sticky this post next to those 1000cc pistons from APE.  :)

Price may be an object, but that would be a killer combo, don't you think?
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Re: Billet blocks....who will pay
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2009, 05:06:42 am »
Mike,

I'll test the prototype.  ;D

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Re: Billet blocks....who will pay
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2009, 07:09:36 am »
Hell, I think I would like to have one just to hang on the wall as some kind of retro/modern art! ;D Even if I couldn't pop for the whole expense of assembling an engine of that size(carbs, cam, cylinder head work) now this kind of stuff will not be available later,

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Re: Billet blocks....who will pay
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2009, 05:45:11 pm »
We may need to sticky this post next to those 1000cc pistons from APE.  :)

Price may be an object, but that would be a killer combo, don't you think?

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Re: Billet blocks....who will pay
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2009, 05:47:35 pm »
Mike,

I'll test the prototype.  ;D

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The prototype is being tested in November and he's got a proper tester thank you. :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Billet blocks....who will pay
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2009, 06:39:22 pm »
Mike,

I'll test the prototype.  ;D

Art

The prototype is being tested in November and he's got a proper tester thank you. :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Billet blocks....who will pay
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2009, 06:48:47 pm »
Sod off you Scotch twit or you won't get your panniers. :D :D :D :D :D :D

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« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2009, 06:50:23 pm »
.....or you won't get your panniers. :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Hopefully the come filled with Boddingtons  ;D ;D

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Re: Billet blocks....who will pay
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2009, 07:11:41 pm »


I bought a couple cans of this and did not like it at all.



As for the block... I've got enough projects in my garage right now, but a big block and new pistons...  I could have that literbike I dream about. Would it wheelie?
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Re: Billet blocks....who will pay
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2009, 08:36:56 pm »
Check out Leno's garage, he has a video of a device that laser scans a part then makes a plastic prototype [with moving parts] if the part works then you can use the program to cnc the parts for real. It made a crescent wrench and the jaw opened and closed like the original.
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Re: Billet blocks....who will pay
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2009, 08:54:05 pm »
.....or you won't get your panniers. :D :D :D :D :D :D

Sam. ;)

Hopefully the come filled with Boddingtons  ;D ;D

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Mike got some Boddies in last week, it will be gone by the time I get there. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2009, 09:25:34 pm »
Don R, what should we scan?
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« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2009, 09:40:47 pm »
Sorry Don but that sounds a little back to front. You started by scanning the part to make a plastic one.
Why do you need a plastic one when you already have the origional one that you have just scanned ??? :-\

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