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Re: SPITFIRE Engine side plates

To: spitfires@Autox.Team.Net
Subject: Re: SPITFIRE Engine side plates
From: "Ryan Smith" <shmitty99@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 15:09:50 PDT
I need some valences too.  I have the old ones in my trunk ... err boot 
but they're shot.  In the machine shop where I'm working now we make a 
lot of prototype sheet metal pieces for telecommunications equipment 
(Nortel).  I wouldn't dare to dream that anybody has ever entered these 
patternes into a cad program preferably Pro Engineer?  Reason I ask, if 
I have percise (CAD) drawings I can input them into our automatic 
punching machine and mill those bad boys in like 30 seconds flat.  I'd 
have to bend them in the press but that doesn't take long either.  
Powder coat them black and I'd be set.  I wonder what guage aluminum to 
use. 0.090"?  

Just thinking aloud on the list.

Ryan Smith
Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
Emerald Green, 72 Spitfire

>From: Andrew Miller <amiller@JetForm.com>
>To: "'Spitfires'" <spitfires@Autox.Team.Net>
>Subject:  SPITFIRE Engine side plates
>Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 16:07:55 -0400
>Reply-To: Andrew Miller <amiller@JetForm.com>
>Rod Randle supplied me with some tracings of his engine side valances
>earlier this year.  I had previously emailed measured sketches (I don't
>pretend to be a draughtsman) which showed to size, cuts etc.
>I'll restore the GIF skecthes tonight and post them tomorrow on a web
>site with a second email to this list with the URL
>78 Spitfire with new painted valances (wild raspberry Tremclad is awful
>close to Triumph Damson)

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