thanks for your help gentlemen ;-) yes lve lots of stuff to show you guys when l get them scanned and saved and on photobucket
your main bell's looking brilliant:thumbup:
I would be very interested seeing your lathe :yes:
If you're thinking of selling the original main bells, I'm very interested :brows:
BTW, welcome on board.
Decided it was time to replace the engine bells of my PE23. Since I like a challenge I retrofitted the cheapest, smallest metalworking lathe I could find with some stepper motors (as an experiment before tackling a bigger lathe) and made this prototype:
I need to grind a new tool for the grooves as these ended up a bit wide but it actually looks like it might work.
Note to Iconic Replicas - if I can build a CNC lathe in my garage over a couple of weekends and produce a part which looks a thousand times better than the OEM engines (and a million times better than the plated ones on the lab eagle) surely you can find somewhere in China with a fully automated CNC lathe that can churn out a thousand of these a day.
way cool and your so right. would you be possibly making them to sell? if so how much:think: