Toyota Soarer/Lexus SC400 E/Pro

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Re: Toyota Soarer/Lexus SC400 E/Pro

Post by Rob » Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:54 am

Thanks Ross,

The image I posted is just a screen shot, I can move the 3D image anyway I want to. It is an "eprt" file (a viewable version of a Solidworks file). Can that be imported into Mastercam?

The Soarer lower inlet ports are rectangular, the Nissan throttle bodies are round. Worst case I was going to cut where the two overlap then blend by hand.

Actually, worst case I was going to buy the inlet gasket and do the whole job by hand, then I found this file.

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Re: Toyota Soarer/Lexus SC400 E/Pro

Post by ROSS BROWN » Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:28 pm

Rob, and others interested..
Two things gave the drawing away for what primary machine was used to make that part.
First.. the intake round hole changing to rectangle.
Second ..the little ears on the edge of drawing have a square edge ..
A person drawing that part for a CNC milling machine would have radiused those corners..

There are plenty of CNC milling machines and CNC lathes around ... but very few machine shops have
CNC wire cutters, particuly 4 axis machines..

Think of a CNC wire cutter as a complex bandsaw and the blade being about the same thickness as a dogs hear.
The wire does not touch the job, the wire is electricly charged and erodes the metal away, all while sitting in a solution of iodiosed water..
both the top and bottom head of the machine are active , thus giving the machine the abilaty to have a round hole at the top and a square hole at the bottom .

That being said..
Transferring Solidworks to Mastercam ....is doable..
but being a view only file . I doubt there is enough imformation on the file for me to activate it ..
Send it anyway, I'll see what can be done.
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Re: Toyota Soarer/Lexus SC400 E/Pro

Post by Rob » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:56 pm

Thanks Ross,

Sorry for the delay, I've been side tracked but it's on it's way now.

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Rob
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Re: Toyota Soarer/Lexus SC400 E/Pro

Post by hawkwind » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:33 pm

Are you still around Rob ? do you still have this project ? any further progress? just wondering :)
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Re: Toyota Soarer/Lexus SC400 E/Pro

Post by Rob » Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:12 pm

Yes mate,

Been crewing for Gaz on the Jag but missed Speed Week for the last two years (but did help prep and load the car in 2015), one when we lost dad and the next when mum was to have an operation and I had to look after her for a couple of weeks. They postponed it 7 days on the Monday, typical.

The Soarer sits under a layer of dust for the moment. I'm in no rush although the record keeps climbing.

Didn't you move to Thailand?

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Re: Toyota Soarer/Lexus SC400 E/Pro

Post by hawkwind » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:19 pm

Back in Aus at least for a while....just seeing how you were going as I have a soft spot for the uzz have 2 sc400's, would be interested to check it out some time :)
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Re: Toyota Soarer/Lexus SC400 E/Pro

Post by Rob » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:35 pm

Not much to see at the moment, inside is chockers full of junk as is the boot. Some bastard threw a rock over the fence and cracked the windscreen but for now it's essentially a stocker covered in dust.
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