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  • #61
    I have a similar setup except I converted mine into a 2 stage collector so the filter doesnt get clogged nearly as much. It is unbearably loud. I am curious about how your blue box works. Is it air tight? How does the exhaust air get out?

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    • #62
      By 2-stage do you mean adding a cyclone style separator? That is my current plan. I also plan to put the dust collector itself outside in a small shed.

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      • #63
        Hi these are the specs on the dust collector , i was off a little bit . here are a couple more pics , one you can see the hose off , if I am not making a shit load of dust I just take the hose off and the LED light is very handy on the boom .
        In the other pics you can see I just lay it where i need it .
        Oh also there is a 30 Lbs counter weight on the end , it spins effortlessly .
        the blue box it's in is insulated with 1/2 inch hard foam board . there is no vent to the outside , and no filter the stuff just spins in a big funnel inside and then falls into the bag , and it sucks up some fair size stuff .
        There is hardly any dust inside the box when I empty the bag .

        Good luck on building your own , I am so happy I took the time to build this one , can't imagine the mess ,not to mention the itchyness !!!
        Post yours when your done , looking forward to seeing it .
        Hope this helps !!!

        And AjzRide what car are you building ? had a quick look last night couldn't find it ?
        Brand Name Powerfist
        Item Name 2 HP Industrial Shop Dust Collector
        Type Industrial shop dust collector
        Voltage Rating (V AC) 120 V AC
        Amperage Rating (A) 16 A
        Frequency Rating (Hz) 60 Hz
        Horse Power (HP) 2 HP
        Phase Single
        Flow Rate (CFM) 1,790 CFM
        Inlet Diameter (in.) 5 in.
        Micron Rating (micron) 35 micron
        Bag Diameter (in.) 19-11/16 in.
        Bag Height (in.) 33-1/2 in.
        Intake Holes (in.) 2 x 4 in.
        Noise Rating (dB) 95 dB
        Cord Length (ft) 6 ft
        Cord Size (AWG) 16 gauge
        Cord Type SJT
        Overall Depth (in.) 33-1/2 in.
        Overall Height (in.) 73-1/4 in.
        Overall Width (in.) 22 in.
        Includes 2 cotton dust bags and 2 bag clamps
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        • #64
          I think I am going to have to try to put mine inside a box as well. I run it as little as possible because of the noise. I definitely need that swing arm too!

          Sort of, but I build my own with my CNC, based on a design that I can't think of the name of anymore. There is an entire forum dedicated to it. I since updated the filter bag with a Wynn .5 micron filter. It costs as much as the entire harbor freight dust collector, but actually filters out the invisible dust that's harmful to your health.
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          I also cut automatic 2.5" and 4" blast gates that I was going to wire up so they would open and close the right gates and turn on the vacuum when I hit a switch, but making the gates operational was as far as I got. Then garage time became scarce for me.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO1IhRs8g64
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bAeq9VJ71Q

          Sorry about the threadjack, awesome project by the way!
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          • #65
            Originally posted by Falcata View Post
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            I machined all the bottom out ridges in the connectors so stuff could flow well , set up router table and miter saw , even have a hand floor sweep pocket .
            the dust collector itself is a beast , it's 1/12 hp 2,5 cubic feet per second i think , it required a 20 amp plugin , the lights dimm a tiny bit when it comes on , we tested the draw it draws 75 amps when it starts , i have never seen my Fluke meter read a draw like that , they are usually so fast you can't read them !!!
            It lives in this insulated box , its not annoying this way . I have to go now I will try to add some pics of it in use , I have video of it sucking stuff up from the floor .....it's an animal
            Cheers

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            Awesome project! We'll just finish installing the parts from 4Wheelonline onto the truck then we'll rebuild the garage. That will be a good additional.

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            • #66
              Awesome stuff on here , very creative minds , CNC would love some of that action , maybe in the future .
              I made a small Video of my dust collector , new at Youtube so it's not the greatest .
              The next time i am trimming or cutting some glass i will video and post it .
              Cheers

              https://youtu.be/PsDKULj6Qz4

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              • #67
                Thanks for the video and details, you've given me a lot to think about. I don't think my shop is big enough for a 360 boom, but I definitely want it to be able to follow me around like yours.

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                • #68
                  Hi guys and gals
                  back to the car , I decided to start working on the wing , something to do while filler or glass is curing .
                  I was going to just buy one , but then i would have to change it to fit the car anyway , so I had this old wing hanging around the shop I think it's from a Mustang .
                  The shape is close except for it's 2 feet too narrow . so I am going to take a mold of the middle and copy that twice and add a foot to each side , I know it sounds easy right .

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                  • #69
                    Hi guys and gals
                    I thought i might start adding some tips that I have discovered to make some things easier .

                    https://youtu.be/JPDbEHqLvfs

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                    • #70
                      Hey Phil, I’ve been following your build here and it’s coming along nicely.
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                      Your tech tip video will help a lot of people I’m sure. I will subscribe to your channel for more updates. Take care, -Vince
                      Remember, there is always next year.

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                      • #71
                        A little more on the rear wing , this wing is 57 ish inches wide and needs to be like 78 inches .
                        Here making a mold of the bottom half , the mold is only needed to make two parts of each side ,so they can be raw glass ( no gelcoat ) and those parts will need to be glassed back into the wing and body work,
                        then more serious molds taken off it to produce wings for the cars .

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                        • #72
                          Hi
                          Continuing with the wing , I released it , pulled the PVA off and washed the rest off with water , then trimmed the part , re-waxed and Sprayed PVA on the ( raw glass mold ) and both sides of the wing in case any resin ran down inside making it stick together , then set the wing back in the lower mold and glassed the top half , i tried something new i placed 3/16 steel round bar on the curved edges in hopes of keeping them held down firm , if this was the finished product I would have made really big flanges and vacuum bagged it .

                          Please keep in mind I am no composite expert by any means , I have some past experience working at a custom yacht building company , where I got tossed into the deep end of the composite department because they were very short handed on a 70 foot sloop .
                          So a lot has changed in twenty odd years .

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                          • #73
                            Falcata Tech tip of the day

                            https://youtu.be/KUT9kPwXm6E

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                            • #74
                              I think you're taking a top notch approach to building out the plugs to make molds. I congratulate you on your ingenuity. I built out a plug on my previous Ferrari home built car project and I've got to say that my methods looked absolutely primitive compared to yours. In case you're curious: https://www.madmechanics.com/forum/f...507#post310507

                              Keep up the good work!
                              Joel Heinke
                              Be original; don't be afraid of being bold!

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                              • #75
                                Joel your killing me with all the brilliant stuff you have built , I have zero spare time , and now I am running behind because I got caught up in your 250 GTO build , ( I loved it ) these cars with crazy shapes and trying to keep everything symmetrical is a brain teaser , I was telling my friend Dave ( who want's one of these bodies for his 350Z ) it's like trying to measure an egg .............where do you start and everytime you change something it affects something else .
                                My wife and I have been to Italy three times and have been to all the Ferrari facilities , we have seen the original birdcage buck for the 250 GTO amazing !!!!

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