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Re: Aluminum Steering Nozzle
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2018, 12:17:20 AM »
While mine is aluminum and not busted, it's great to know you are still providing quality 'upgrades' for all of us by keeping something great, awesome!

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Re: Aluminum Steering Nozzle
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2021, 06:47:11 PM »
Was time to make some more of these. Two sold already, leaves two available. Two days of printing, one day to build molds, one day to burn out molds,one day to pour aluminum, then a final day to finish and powder coat.  Labor intensive process with so many things to go wrong. Always happy when they all turn out!!  \./8 :) \./8
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Re: Aluminum Steering Nozzle
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2021, 11:07:23 AM »
Nice work on these investment castings. Nobody does them better...  \./8

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Re: Aluminum Steering Nozzle
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2021, 11:35:24 AM »
Nice work on these investment castings. Nobody does them better...  \./8

HAHA Thanks. But that's only because nobody else is doing them anywhere! LOL They are a little rough around the edges, but they clean up ok and they get the job done much better than the stock plastic one!  \./8
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Re: Aluminum Steering Nozzle
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2021, 12:33:18 PM »
Here's the pouring and mold breaking from yesterday.  >:D







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Re: Aluminum Steering Nozzle
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2021, 05:16:28 PM »
Nice results for not pouring any nozzles in more than a year.
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Re: Aluminum Steering Nozzle
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2021, 05:58:49 AM »
Fun video, Tom.  Thanks.  I guess you added the Morton's salt to one for salt water use? ;)

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Re: Aluminum Steering Nozzle
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2021, 08:15:08 AM »
LOL Thanks, George. I wish it worked like that!  :D Just so everyone knows what I was doing, the first additive was sodium carbonate which releases hydrogen gas from the aluminum; and the salt acts as a flux so it pours smoother and flows evenly throughout the mold. 
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Re: Aluminum Steering Nozzle
« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2021, 08:56:06 AM »
Nice results for not pouring any nozzles in more than a year.

Thanks  :)
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