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NickPoll

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Villiers 9e fan cowlings.
« on: March 09, 2013, 07:08:40 PM »
Hello all, I was lucky enough to pick up a N.O.S. 9e fan the other day from Villiers Services for my fan cooled engine. I use a foundry in Doncaster often and mentioned the ali ducting that guides the air over the cylinder & head. It's an easy job for them to cast the large and small part. First I need to borrow these and secondly would anyone like a set ? The foundry are very good at looking after parts and are careful.   Nick.
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Re: Villiers 9e fan cowlings.
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2013, 07:14:42 PM »
By strange coincidence Blob [Mick plant] is just about to have some made in London.

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Re: Villiers 9e fan cowlings.
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2013, 07:01:52 PM »
Brilliant news. Right then Blob, any remarks from you on this venture ?    I'll have an engine set.   Will you be getting them machined ? If not, I have a bridgeport mill and can do that, but of course I wil still need to borrow an original to measure.              Nick.
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Re: Villiers 9e fan cowlings.
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2013, 07:13:28 PM »
Not promising anything but............. wouldn't the best thing be to CAD them up in 3D and make rapid prototypes for patterns?

I can't do the CAD but I may be able to persuade someone.  Not for free but perhaps a small share of any final sales value.  How many will ever be wanted?

Just a thought - may not work out.


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Re: Villiers 9e fan cowlings.
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2013, 08:25:14 PM »
How would that work then Barry? You still need an original for all the dimensions, you may just as well cast off of the original cowling set. Last time I did this it was for an Ydral cowling, it was a  sand casting straight from the original , a quick jiggle in the sand to compensate for shrinkage and it produced a good copy with minimum cost and fuss.

Blob's gone quite about this, maybe it was all talk?

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Re: Villiers 9e fan cowlings.
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2013, 08:43:41 PM »
If you can cast from good originals then you are right Bob.  Much easier.
I am not familiar with the villiers parts.

If the originals are in pieces then the 3D route could work.  As you say, you still need something to measure.

I now have Solidworks 3D program on my PC and will get up-to-speed over the next few months (+ website package).

Hopefully I will be able to help out one day.




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Re: Villiers 9e fan cowlings.
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2013, 10:29:51 AM »

If the originals are in pieces then the 3D route could work.  As you say, you still need something to measure.

I now have Solidworks 3D program on my PC and will get up-to-speed over the next few months (+ website package).


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