Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MKmods, Feb 26, 2008.
I'd check the plug on that Koolance pump to make sure it is not steel.
whats wrong with steel?
It'll start to rust and mess up your loop. Vey common with the Koolance plugs.
ahhhh, makes sense
The thread inserts are brass but the plugs are steel..thanks for the heads up.
Do you know if the Bitspower ones are brass?
Yes they are
Im ready for some more
I am fiddling with the design of the mobo tray, Il have some picts up this weekend.
I'm not much of a Koolance buyer, but thanks for the heads up.
if it rusts up then why doesn't koolance know that and fix it?
If you use the Koolance fluid rusting should be less of a prob, most of the coolants have additives to reduce rusting and corrosion. (thanks Wile E for pointing that out)
Thing is a lot of people use plain water (not the best for preventing rust)
It does seem a bit silly when all the other fittings are brass to save a few pennies by making 1 part out of steel.
yah thats what I was thinnking
OK I am waiting for the carbonFiber to bake, few hours more than I should have a pretty cool mobo tray. I got bored so I put in the first hose (woo hooo) I am waiting for the rest of the fittings (prob mon) but this will let you see part of my thought.
Here is a shot showing the iMON and rad
I am using red hose but put a piece of clear for the fill tube to keep an eye on the level.
I use 3/8" hose and 1/2" fittings so there is 0 restriction and clamps are unneeded.
Now on to copying SkyKasts idea for the exhaust vent...
thanks for the picts!
ha I remember you saying that, what about the idea are you using?
MKmods: You're stuff continues to be awesome.
You've not only given me inspiration for my current build, but I'm going back and redoing my previous one.
Im making the big rectangle hole with mesh (Im not using fans though)
Here is a shot of the mobo tray, I still need to clean the edges but you get the idea
That stupid Ultra glo coating takes up to 36 hours to dry so I have to coat the back side tomorrow.
wow want to give me a lesson on carbon fiber??? lol
ditto. thats freaking awesome man!
Mark, looking great so far bro. Love the carbon fiber tray dude
LOL, that mobo tray costs more to make than most comps cost.
seriously dude? You mind sharing with us how much it costs?? Unless you have a reason why not, I would totally understand that so don't worry.
I would be happy to (I dont keep secrets, too old)
The carbon fiber cloth is at Tap Plastics so is the Epoxy resin and Ultra glo.
I make a panel of metal first to get the idea than I layer about 6 layers of carbonfiber cloth and soak them with the epoxy resin than its put in a mold and covered by a plastic bag and I pump all the air out (along with the excess resin)
It takes a LONG time to cure so I bake it for a couple hours.
Once cured I trim it (works like fiberglass but the fibers are more of a pain in the butt so I wear long sleeves and a mask)
Once its shaped I mix up the Ultra glo (2 parts) and poor it over the CF panel. It flows out and makes a very thick glossy layer, the label says one coat of Ultra glo is like 50 coats of varnish (also insulates it as carbonfiber can carry electricity) The Ultra Glo can take 36 hours to dry (sucks) so after about 6 hours I bake it too and it dries in about 3.
Than I need to do the other side (I probably have about 25 hours in this tray)
damn dude, thats some crazy work. Now I know why carbon fiber hoods for cars and carbon fiber body panels are sooo expensive hehe.
THats crazy though, can't wait to see the finished product already installed and everything. Your work is crazy dude!!!
thanks CP...there is a much easier way to make a cool panel.
If you go to You Tube there are a few tutorials how to do the real thing
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