Apr 19, 2016 update to the Ford Mustang GT project car

Our Mustang Gets a Splitter

With our project Mustang GT home safe and sound, we could get started on improvements. Since this project will largely focus on autocross runs, we would start our modifications with a new splitter.

The guys from PowerStream Industries paid us a visit to do some measuring on our Mustang with their fancy Romer arm digital measuring tool. The result of all this digital foolishness is that they’ll be able to make an exact digital model of our Mustang’s underparts in their computers that they’ll use to design a trick splitter. Powerstream knows a thing or two about splitters as the vast majority of the NASCAR Sprint Cup field uses their composite splitters to great effect.

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captdownshift
captdownshift UberDork
4/19/16 4:10 p.m.

A pedestrian friendly splitter mod of course

tuna55
tuna55 MegaDork
4/19/16 10:24 p.m.

Now I want an arm. Thanks!

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
4/19/16 10:50 p.m.

I was hoping to see somthing a bit more shadtree but hay if they were in my rolodex I would call them.

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
4/20/16 7:43 a.m.
dean1484 wrote: I was hoping to see somthing a bit more shadtree but hay if they were in my rolodex I would call them.

You'll like the rear spoiler, then.

RossD
RossD UltimaDork
4/20/16 7:57 a.m.
tuna55 wrote: Now I want an arm. Thanks!

Look up what people do with the XBox Kinect camera. It's basically a 3D scanner and only $100 brand new. Compared to an actual 3D scanner for $30k-50k. I'm not sure what an arm costs.

WildScotsRacing
WildScotsRacing HalfDork
4/20/16 8:03 a.m.
RossD wrote:
tuna55 wrote: Now I want an arm. Thanks!

Look up what people do with the XBox Kinect camera. It's basically a 3D scanner and only $100 brand new. Compared to an actual 3D scanner for $30k-50k. I'm not sure what an arm costs.

A leg

ssswitch
ssswitch HalfDork
4/20/16 9:01 a.m.

Usually when you scan someone's undercarriage for free, you get arrested.

crewperson
crewperson New Reader
4/20/16 10:15 a.m.

Just out of curiosity how is this anywhere near "grassroots"?

novaderrik
novaderrik UltimaDork
4/20/16 12:38 p.m.
crewperson wrote: Just out of curiosity how is this anywhere near "grassroots"?

when an advertiser wants you to call something "grassroots", you call it "grassroots".

captdownshift
captdownshift UberDork
4/20/16 1:55 p.m.

In reply to crewperson:

I don't think of it as grassroots, but as a very cool insight to how OR manufacturers and top level racing operations would develop the part, but would never dare provide us the insight as to how they do. It's very worthwhile to know even if we never are able to practically recreate the piece of the project on our own.

mblommel
mblommel HalfDork
4/20/16 2:00 p.m.
tuna55 wrote: Now I want an arm. Thanks!

Nah, what you really want is one of these.

tuna55
tuna55 MegaDork
4/20/16 2:05 p.m.

I think the idea is that the company doing the scanning is going to make a mass production part out of it, not that every GRMer should go out and buy an arm.

tuna55
tuna55 MegaDork
4/20/16 2:06 p.m.
mblommel wrote:
tuna55 wrote: Now I want an arm. Thanks!

Nah, what you really want is one of these.

We totally have a really good example of one of those cameras at work.

Along with big 3D printers that can print Inconel

Imagine the damage you could do in there with any random old engine and an LS or Hemi head and a good CAD jockey.

mblommel
mblommel HalfDork
4/20/16 2:14 p.m.

In reply to tuna55:

We use one to measure turbine parts. Having the ability to put a data point every .02mm really helps when you want to make an accurate scan. I'd like to see that printer do it's thing on inconel, what's the working volume?

tuna55
tuna55 MegaDork
4/20/16 2:21 p.m.
mblommel wrote: In reply to tuna55: We use one to measure turbine parts. Having the ability to put a data point every .02mm really helps when you want to make an accurate scan. I'd like to see that printer do it's thing on inconel, what's the working volume?

Very low!

We have it building...

turbine parts..

So perhaps we ought not reveal too much more!

captdownshift
captdownshift UberDork
4/20/16 2:29 p.m.

In reply to tuna55:

Mblommel has already logged your IP, you're Berkeleyed

tuna55
tuna55 MegaDork
4/20/16 2:31 p.m.

In reply to captdownshift:

Oh crud, I just looked up where he lives. Now I know who he works for. I'll bet he's doing the same and realizing the same.

:: exits ::

mblommel
mblommel HalfDork
4/20/16 2:34 p.m.

In reply to tuna55:

haha. It's all good. It's a small world isn't it?

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