Amazing machine work

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Re: Amazing machine work

Post by RSG » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:23 am

Very impressive Glenn! Please, you have to post a short video of you doing a low pass toward the camera!
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Re: Amazing machine work

Post by shootnride » Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:51 pm

As usual Glenn, amazing craftsmanship. Would love to see more updates.
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Re: Amazing machine work

Post by SteveM » Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:30 pm

BigDumbDinosaur wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:00 am
I'm partial to a low pass with a Pratt R2800 at full power, bolted to the front of a Corsair or Thunderbolt. The Merlin sounds like a big Chevy Stovebolt Six. The Pratt snarls and rumbles. :D
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Re: Amazing machine work

Post by GlennW » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:33 pm

More nice parts!

Assembling a Packard Merlin two stage Supercharger.

Second stage Impeller.
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Second stage completed.
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First stage diffuser
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First stage Impeller.
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Re: Amazing machine work

Post by NP317 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:39 am

Nice!
How did you produce that gasket?
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Re: Amazing machine work

Post by GlennW » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:14 pm

I bought that gasket from someone else.
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Re: Amazing machine work

Post by GlennW » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:17 am

Connecting rod after mag inspection and shot peening.
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Re: Amazing machine work

Post by shootnride » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:30 am

Glenn,
Where'd you get the little tiny dial caliper :-)

Thanks for posting the photos. Very interesting and beautiful work.

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Re: Amazing machine work

Post by Harold_V » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:13 pm

Glenn,
Do you do the shot peening in your shop? If so, would you please describe the process?

Thanks!

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Re: Amazing machine work

Post by GlennW » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:15 pm

Harold_V wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:13 pm
Do you do the shot peening in your shop?
No, I send it out.

It is a CNC/Robotic process specific to these rods so the entire part has exact, perfect coverage.
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Re: Amazing machine work

Post by GlennW » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:37 pm

Just do this five more times tomorrow and the crankshaft will be assembled.
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The crankshaft is brown due to the preservative I have on it. The journals get cleaned off as it gets assembled.
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Re: Amazing machine work

Post by SteveM » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:06 pm

GlennW wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:15 pm
It is a CNC/Robotic process specific to these rods so the entire part has exact, perfect coverage.
WOW!

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