Author: AKeson

Automotive Driveshafts: Stock vs. Aluminum vs. Carbon Fiber

From American Muscle.com Youtube Channel:   Light Weight. Lighter and stronger than the stock factory 2-piece driveshaft, weighing in between 18 lbs and 20 lbs, The Driveshaft Shop’s One Piece Mustang Driveshaft greatly reduces rotating mass to improve your Pony’s 1/4 mile track times. Superior Quality. Constructed from 3.5″ diameter 6061-T6 aluminum tubing or 3.25″ diameter High Modulus Carbon fiber tubing. This driveshaft features a 1350 front u-joint with flange to mount directly to the transmission and a 28 spline 108mm 6-bolt rear CV joint made from an all new 300M material. Extra Clearance. This light weight one piece aluminum driveshaft features a 3.5″ OR 3.25″ diameter design giving extra clearance needed to avoid interference that can happen on lowered Mustangs equipped with a 4″ shaft. High Speed Balanced. Balanced on one of the most sophisticated balancing machines in the industry, at up to 9500RPM (revolutions per minute) this one piece driveshaft is rated for use up to 900 horsepower. Application. This one piece carbon fiber OR aluminum driveshaft from The Driveshaft Shop is designed specifically for use on 2005 to 2010 GT and Bullitt Mustangs equipped with either a Manual or Automatic transmission. The Carbon Fiber driveshaft clearly has advantages in weight, torsion / tensile strength and...

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How to Fix Rotted Wood with Epoxy – This Old House

Epoxy can be used to repair rotted wood on homes.  Areas such as window and door trim can become rotted over time.  Epoxy can be used to repair this rotten wood in an economical fashion. From the video This Old House general contractor Tom Silva saves a rotting window with a two-part epoxy filler. (See below or a shopping list and tools.) Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Full episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ejXn… How to Replace a Rotted Windowsill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8iu9… Shopping List for How to Fix Rotted Wood with Epoxy: – two-part epoxy, used to rebuild rotted areas – painter’s tape, for masking off area around the repair – long, straight board, used as a straightedge4. Lexan panel, for use as an easel for mixing epoxy – 100- and 120-grit sandpaper, used to smooth hardened epoxy – primer and paint, used to finish the repair Tools for How to Fix Rotted Wood with Epoxy: – router or cut-out tool fitted with a V-shaped bit, used to grind out rotted wood – paint scraper, used for scraping off paint from wood surfaces – plastic putty knives, used to apply epoxy – aviation snips, used for cutting profile of wood trim into plastic putty knife – double-barrel caulking gun, used to dispense two-part epoxy one-and-a-half inch paintbrush – 1-inch-wide paintbrush, used to apply bonding agent to...

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Water Jet Cutting – 130mm Thick Carbon Fibre Show Piece

Water jets can do an awesome job of cutting composite materials, including carbon fiber and fiberglass.  Water jet cutting has the advantages of not creating dust and not creating heat among others.  And the CNC-controlled equipment can be masterful at putting finishing touches on composite parts. From the video: We were approached by a well known composites company and asked if we could cut through 130mm thick carbon fibre. This posed no problem for our equipment and the cut quality was so good that even though it was a show piece the cut part didn’t need any...

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