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ibewgypsie
08-29-2005, 01:22 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/ibewgypsie/Sscn1039.jpg
The stinking greenlee pump tripped the breaker *reason it was at the auction probably.. but.. I fixed it.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/ibewgypsie/Sscn1038.jpg
I cloned the measurements off the model3 bender I bought from van sant enterprises. That is a 1" square shoe on there..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/ibewgypsie/Sscn1037.jpg
The weld, I had the bender cut out.. Single pass after bevel...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/ibewgypsie/Dscn1042.jpg
Supervisor..

JDF brought me a chunk of iron.. I was going to spin it on the lathe, but.. Looking realistic at it? I think I'll mount it to the indexer, mount it on the mill and groove out a 1 1/2" groove, a 2" groove and a 1" large radius groove.

I'm soaking wet, it's only 2pm here thou.. I feel lazy soaking up the air conditioning.

Lets build something..

Flatline's Up!
08-29-2005, 01:34 PM
Looks great man! I'd love to make a bender like that someday...

excellent use of the Newcastle Scale Model ... http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif

rockrat
08-29-2005, 02:36 PM
I wondered what that beer was for. I thought that it was being used to transfer the heat out of the general area and double as a de-humidifier.
rock-

ibewgypsie
08-29-2005, 02:37 PM
One in hand, camera in other hand, second beer sat down for pictures.

I am still soaking wet.

Fixing to get the beginning of Katrina here. Sky looks nasty.

Wirecutter
08-29-2005, 04:20 PM
David -
The big blue thing in the back right of the first photo - what's that? Is that an iron worker, by any chance?

ibewgypsie
08-29-2005, 04:38 PM
Love my ironworker. I can punch, shear angle and plate in seconds. Not metal this thick tho.

I installed a 2hp 120 volt motor off a pressure washer on it. Removed the 3phase motor. On the old ones like this scotchman Dvorak it is a belt driven pump. ANY motor will pull it.

sid pileski
08-30-2005, 11:20 AM
Here is a modification I made to my model 3
I used a lead screw from a bridgeport mill.
Gives great control when doing a bend.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v108/sids32/P1010028.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v108/sids32/P1010031.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v108/sids32/P1010032.jpg

ibewgypsie
08-30-2005, 12:22 PM
Pretty neat..

I think, I am going to insert a flow restrictor needle valve in the hydraulic pump. AND, a prox switch to stop it. A degree wheel w/slide to mount the prox on.. it'll roll around and lock and stop bender.

I have dreamed up a stamp cpu, led, pushbutton add, pushbutton subtract, and Rs232 readout. FOr right now thou, I am going to do it the old fashioned way. I got all that, just in a hurry this week.

Nice 4link Sid, That kinda looks like the 5 speed I had in my MOnza Spyder.. If it is you know first is a granny and 5th is 1:1? Mine would do wheelstands. When I liked to have hit the plant managers viper in the rear and had to pass him, I got laid off. My car was a dirty brown primer. His was a shiny ego.

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sid pileski
08-30-2005, 01:02 PM
That is a Richmond 5 speed.
Fifth is 1:1
So, I put 3.25s in the 9"

ibewgypsie
08-30-2005, 03:36 PM
Mine had a 3.50:1 with the twelve inch tires it's do a wheelie. The car was a 2650lb toy.
The engine has been in seven cars now, the monza with the light chassis and the 5 speed got the valve springs. I got it apart. It's a old 72chev truck 4bolt main.

Several people have tried to borrow, steal and walk off with it. The crank is worth more than I can afford at the moment, hence building my own bender.

I had to do some torching on the plates.. I wore sandals to the shop. Should've saw me dance. All I got left to do to the bender is cut pins, buy some $5 a piece bolts and modify the homemade 1" shoe.
Then, I plan.. I got a chunk of iron another HSM member brought me. I got to cut a 2",1 1/2" and 1" large radius shoe.
Of course I got to put the motor back on the indexer first. I ain't gonna crank that handle that much.

David