Thanks for understanding. When you post work openly, we all open our ideas and builds to scrutiny.
I really thought that was a Solenoid head, no lie. Why is there ports on the side plugged then? Experiment early on to side feed the block?
I have to say your first flaw was in using Ai and not Cu. It's just really hard to work with, while Cu is like working with lead...and what real fisherman hasn't made their own sinks with a burner? Cu just has much better properties all around. My last block was formed from Cu I ripped from the yard and garage. It's expensive to buy, but it makes that PVC retro in the house seem really appealing!
Yellow brass has some great features, and is really nice to use when using water. It's harder (IMO) to pour than copper and keep it's basic function the same. Brass is something I'd buy and machine more than pour it. Copper is nice, like lead, because you pull the impurities off the skim. Brass, you don't want to pull that off.
Thanks. Now what do you really think? It just looks good? Crazy...help him improve it.
Unfortunately I don't have any other material around worth melting.
The Aluminum I poured was done serveral times. There are Very few impurities in it actually. And I also like to add that I used more than one type of aluminum.
The block is Very dense. It pulls heat pretty well even to my own surprise.
Yes I've poured plenty of lead. Lil bit of a fisherman myself.
I do have an 18 hour run done on a quad @ 1.38 volts and 2.8ghz (9850). The temp was @ 48c at the end of the time interval.
A Single Pass power steering cooler was the Rad. Really not much of a Rad but it does have a 90mm Tornado on it. (not that the fan matters).
The holes in the Side are straight through then plugged. The liquid flows 3/16 (0.1875 or 4.7625mm) from the IHS plate as well. I won't count any material from hours of rough, Med to fine lapping. It wasn't measured after the Lap.
But actually if I wanted use the correct ot proper material, It would cost a leg. Silver. That is my goal someday. In the mean time Aluminum is all I have to work with because the price is Free.
Uhg. I feel I did fail just because of the material. But the results where pretty well... not to bad?