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Okay, knowing the computer community, everyone is thinking HD as being high definition; right? Guess again LOL.

Okay, this is in fact a computer mod project log, and will probably end up being a long one at that lol. May end up being a record for length of the project:laugh:

Anyhow, got a start with the case being picked up today. This has been a two to three year "thinking about it" kind of thing, but decided to start the project in the last week or so.

Soooo, the computers main enclosure is an HD 88" twin cam case:rockout:


This area will pretty much be gone, for the most part. At least the inside, as this will be where the motherboard will be housed.

This next picture is the outside of the case. If you look at the first picture, you will see the same two oil line barbs. The area on the right hand side, where the barbs are, will be gone. This will be opened up from the top transmission bolt flange down to the bottom flange to house the motherboard. I am going to use a micro ATX board, as a full ATX board would not, (I don't think), fit the purpose.

This area is also where I will be installing the power supply. I am in current design of an aluminum "box" of some sort to resemble the transmission that mounts in this area.




Now to the cylinder area of the case. I will be picking up some cylinder jugs tomorrow. These have a steel insert in them, but if one heats the "jugs" up in an oven, which I will be doing this at my pals powdercoating oven, the steel inserts will pretty much fall out leaving just the aluminum outer air cooled fined jug.:rockout:

The cylinder area is where I will be installing the dual 250gb SATA II hard drives, with the SATA and power connectors pointing toward the top of the cylinder. I am still trying to find a set of borked heads for this project, as I want the SATA cable to lead out of the spark plug hole in the head to simulate a plug wire:rockout:



Keep in mind, that at the top of the cylinder jugs, there will be a 120mm or 140mm fan mounted to blow air past the two hard drives, and also assist in CPU cooling, as the CPU will be below in the main crank case area of the block.

One might think this thing will weigh a ton, but to be honest, once I cut what needs to be cut out, the bare block probably only weighs about 7 pounds. I figure with the cylinders, it will weigh about 12 or 13 pounds.

Well, that is about all I have at the moment, other than; if anyone knows where I can pickup a set of heads, cam side cover, and/or transmission case very, very cheap, please, please let me know!!! I want this to pretty much look just like a Harley-Davidson engine:rockout:

I will be adding many, many pictures as the milling and machining starts to take affect.

Also pay close attention to this original post, as I will be adding many sponsors to this thread:toast:




 
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lawl thats awsom
 

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Thanks Slyfox!! I am sure it will take some time LOL
 
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hope it dosnt take too long, thats going to be a mad case :p
 

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So will you have to adjust the cam timing to tweak the ram settings, bore and stroke it to overclock?
looking forward to see what comes of this.
 
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Looking at that I just thought of a almost a dozen water cooling setups! Subscribed:toast:
 

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So will you have to adjust the cam timing to tweak the ram settings, bore and stroke it to overclock?
looking forward to see what comes of this.
Oh I am going to "stroke" it alright LOLOLOL

Looking at that I just thought of a almost a dozen water cooling setups! Subscribed:toast:
Thanks Kickr!!! Watch this, as it comes together man! It may take awhile, but I think it will be worth the time and effort bro!

Now that is just damn funny Mussels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Subbed!
 
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OMG! Have to follow this one!
 

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OMG! Have to follow this one!
Thanks Thrackan! I am taking it to work tomorrow, and start on the machining for the motherboard fit LOL.

Will keep updating this as I get more pictures, and further into the mod:toast:
 

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Okay, put the machining on hold for a day or two, as my damn camera took a big Sh!t!!!

Luckily, I had ordered a better camera just the other day, as the one that I currently have is a "point and click" type of digital camera, but it will not arrive here until at least tomorrow.

I really wanted to update some of the machining process today, but it took a crap on me yesterday, so I put the machining on hold :-(
 

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This looks like its gonna be quite over the top. Subbed
 
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Damn that baby is going to drag the monitor around the damn room!:roll::roll::roll:

Awsome idea!:toast:
 
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You are crazy! Good luck!
 
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Any news for us on this?
 
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Looks like a fun project,, are you going to mount this in some kind of modded hog frame
 

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Thanks Sneeky! This is a much needed update.

Well due to circumstances I had to put this project on hold, however I am now getting a start on it again. A big thanks to everyone that has subscribed to the thread, and my apologies for the long overdue delay in updates.

Well, I finally did pick up some cylinders for this project the other day, however I am still looking for a set of heads that are junk for really, really cheap:laugh: I may have a line on a pair, but not sure. Well, on to the cylinders.





The cylinders will be where dual hard drives will sit. At the top of the cylinders, there will be fans recessed into the bottoms of the heads to force air down through the cylinders over the hard drives, and to the bottom of the case to assist in cooling the motherboard CPU area.

I am cutting the main block in the next few days, so look for more updates very, very soon.
 

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I think I am seeing watercooling. Are those (Far right fittings) what is going to be the intended use? :rockout:
 

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I think I am seeing watercooling. Are those (Far right fittings) what is going to be the intended use? :rockout:
Well, actually, they were the original oil lines for the engine, but I was thinking of using these somehow in a water cooling loop:rockout: :laugh:Not sure yet if it will work out though LOL.