Can you guess what it is?
And I still have two more parts to do.
Looks like a genuine thing-a-ma-bob.
It's a radar gun for Model T's
A hair dryer for bald guys
A parakeet perch
A potato gun?
dropped spindle for a speedster
A vortex tube air cooler
Stromberg Hotspot control valve body
I think you got it Ed
Ed did get it right. Tonight I'll do the handle and the valve for the inside. Still trying to figure out how to develop a build pattern.
Jerome, Is it sheet metal or a casting? Siemens NX, SolidWorks or Catia could flatten your sheet metal part to make a pattern easily.
Working in Inventor, still working on getting a handle on "sheet metal". This rendering is not done in sheet metal but reg. Inventor. The goal is to get to the point where I can get the patterns modeled up to stamp this out of a piece of sheet metal. The handle will be easy and I will work on that tonight, but the "tubing" shape that is made from bending a flat piece together is taking more time than I thought. I may have to do it the old fashioned way and draw it out 2D then bring it into sheet metal and "bend" it. I have 3 weeks till finals are over and this was I hoped a quick thing that would take my mind off class work but is taking longer than I thought. If I can't "get" it tonight I post the pics of what I have and will have to work on it after finals. J
Back when I was taking computer graphics--the old dark ages on dumb terminals tied to a mainframe and utilizing SlumberJ software (egads, I remember all this??) I drew up scale plans to build a Stanley 1907 "Gentleman's Speedy Roadster" "Will do 60mph on a good road." Since I was planning on building this for my own project, I utilized Model T axles and wheels (OK, for the front axle I took just the ends and inserted them into a piece of heavy-wall tubing) this changed the geometry a bit from the Stanley axle ad the tube on theirs is at the center of the spindles--and the computer showed me that I had to add spacers to keep the car level! Anyway, put way too much time into it, but it got me an A and my file was used to show others what could be done. This was so far back, that I remember coming out of the lab one day (I pulled a few "all-nighters" back then) and someone said, "The Bay Bridge Collapsed! I didn't believe them at first, but yep, big earthquake that I didn't feel in the basement computer lab. That's how long ago it was!!
So, don't feel like you're the only student who used his old-car hobby in Class assignments!
PS, no I never built it & now I doubt I will, but it was fun taking photos of original cars and known dimensions to come up with the plans.
In the down position, the valve is open.
Too much time? Im an expert on that.