Cool casting project...Z throttle bodies.

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Cool casting project...Z throttle bodies.

Post by duke » 06 Mar 2009 15:22

I don't know if any of you guys have seen this, but it is a very nice project. This guy cast his own throttle bodies with integrated air horns. Damn cool project.

http://forums.hybridz.org/showthread.php?t=129941
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Re: Cool casting project...Z throttle bodies.

Post by iceD » 06 Mar 2009 18:57

The only reason nobody has said anything is, they must be speechless.

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Re: Cool casting project...Z throttle bodies.

Post by ktberube » 06 Mar 2009 21:28

Must be his first one. Pouring molten metal with bare hands? Not the smartest approach. Product looks good though. Hope he stops to think about what could go wrong, for his sake.

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Re: Cool casting project...Z throttle bodies.

Post by duke » 07 Mar 2009 00:23

ktberube wrote:Must be his first one. Pouring molten metal with bare hands? Not the smartest approach. Product looks good though. Hope he stops to think about what could go wrong, for his sake.
Ha, I'm guessing that you have seen the pictures of what can go wrong. Nasty stuff.

If you read through the thread he says that he wasn't the one pouring. He had it done at a foundry and the guys doing the pouring have been doing if for 30+ years. Plus, I don't think this kind of project is the type of thing is a "first time casting project."
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