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Thread: Ferrari 288 GTO - BUILD - Project

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    That's fantastic!

    If only the mechanics of "old" had one of these printers (and the knowledge and skill to use it...) back in the day when a part was needed for a repair, but wasn't available. I've heard more than a few make the statement: "I'll just go over in the corner and sh*t one out for ya!" LOL Don't want to dirty your thread up Don, so say the word and I'll delete this...but it was funny to me!

    Still looking forward to your first drive in that rolling work of art!
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    Been working on a tube bead roller the past few days. I want to be able to get bead rolls on my cooling and heating tubes but when looking at the options out there, they just were not suiting my tastes or budget.

    So, I took a look at a pipe cuter and created a tube bead roller from the same concept. The big difference is that the roller need to roll 90* from what pipe cutter does. So in the end,. as of tonight, I have a prototype built but I need to go out tomorrow and get either a 12-24 thread bolt or a 6mm - 1.0 tap..... I could not find either today at my local shops and the industrial shops were, of course closed.

    I hope it works but time will tell...... If it works, I can do the beads on the ends of each of my pipes and then put the cooling and heater pipes in and move to the fuel filler and last vacuum hoses. Getting closer to starting this up for the first time.

    More to come
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    Also working with Wayne, dobie1 on here to make a Fiero HVAC controller using an arduino and a Nextion LCD display/touch panel. I have the code test just about finished so hope to get a test started up in the next few days as well.
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