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Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:15 pm 
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ok this might sound stupid but i was curious to know if clear rocker covers are possible to make, and i dont want one i had a dream about one

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:17 pm 
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i wonder what space age material you would make it out of?

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:34 pm 
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Plastic!!! Whoaah!!!!

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 12:14 am 
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well i guess its possible why tho tehy wouldnt be clear for long they will get covered in oil lol
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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 6:58 pm 
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there are some thermosetting polycarbonates on the market that allow for that kind of high temp applications. GE use one that they call LEXAN, a registred name, and yes is it possible to be clear. Bakelite would flow at too low a temp to be useful.


The problems is see, are
- The temperatures are high enough to make thermosetters flow
- Injection moulding of the part
- Ensuring that a seali formed by the cover
- Keeping the bloody thing clean

Not a bad idea, a litlle half baked, but if you pull it off..........
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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:13 pm 
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would end up splashed with oil from the inside wouldnt it! :P

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:17 pm 
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I've seen on jap import DVDs they have clear timing covers on some of the drag cars... but then again there are some of them which run no timing cover at all!!

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 11:18 pm 
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nice! ill try that with my falcon! Cant do any harm can it?

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 11:22 pm 
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What about using the same glass as in baking dishes?

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:21 am 
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What a great idea! then puts some neons inside and make the engine rice as well. :roll:

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 5:28 pm 
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madmax wrote:
What a great idea! then puts some neons inside and make the engine rice as well. :roll:


next we will look at how to make your neons heat proof as well

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 1:49 am 
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What a great idea! then puts some neons inside and make the engine rice as well. :roll:


and give you 10 more KW ;)
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