Exhibitions Of Speed - PYTHON GT500 Hood Vent Project

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Watch out now! 3D printing proved to be fairly complex but we have the finished pieces being bonded and braced.

Next week we test fit, photograph, and prepare for the next step. Building the molds, CNC fixture, and first production vent.

I want to get these under your Christmas trees.

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Watch out now! 3D printing proved to be fairly complex but we have the finished pieces being bonded and braced.

Next week we test fit, photograph, and prepare for the next step. Building the molds, CNC fixture, and first production vent.

I want to get these under your Christmas trees.

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Looks beautiful, can’t wait to see more. Keep up the great work.
 

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Skwibbs: I wondered about what you said so I did some Photoshop measuring and as I suspected, front to back, the "scales" of the Python are proportioonately smaller as they move to the rear which, me thinks, is exactly how actual snake scales would be. Personally, I like it more better than evenly spaced fixed sizes.

I can't wait to see the final product, it's going to be frickin' gorgeous.

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For the quick latch idea it could be something similar to a cleco fastener or a spring loaded pin and ball bearings similar to a keychain

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Skwibbs: I wondered about what you said so I did some Photoshop measuring and as I suspected, front to back, the "scales" of the Python are proportioonately smaller as they move to the rear which, me thinks, is exactly how actual snake scales would be. Personally, I like it more better than evenly spaced fixed sizes.

I can't wait to see the final product, it's going to be frickin' gorgeous.

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Damn, you're right. I wasn't seeing it that way. I still think the back one is a little small, the jump from 150 to 100 is noticable compared to the incremental changes to the others.

Still very excited to see it on the actual car.
 
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Yeah, looks fantastic. The only slight niggle my eye can see is how the last "gill" or vent flap is smaller than all the rest.
Skwibbs: I wondered about what you said so I did some Photoshop measuring and as I suspected, front to back, the "scales" of the Python are proportioonately smaller as they move to the rear which, me thinks, is exactly how actual snake scales would be. Personally, I like it more better than evenly spaced fixed sizes.

I can't wait to see the final product, it's going to be frickin' gorgeous.

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good eye guys. Couple things to keep in mind though.

the 3D print won’t be 100 accurate to the final vent. When molded the vent comes out as one solid piece. From there it goes into a fixture and gets reworked by the CNC machine. In that process is where you make all of the adjustments to make sure the vents do not overlap and have the same sizing.

What we are shooting for here is verify as much of the mounting holes, tabs, and other clearances. We will get a very good feeling for how everything looks, with the final piece in carbon as the true representation
 

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Man that looks pretty sweet! Jealous we don't have something like that for the 350, atleast with out minor/major modification.
 
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GT500 PYTHON Hood Vent Update
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Got the 3D printed PYTHON hood vent back and installed. Initial test fit went great, with just a few small changes that need to be made. The placement of all the mounting holes is perfect, so there is nothing to change there. We are just going to ensure all of the vent overlap is the same, adjusting contours to work well with carbon fiber, make sure all the vent angles match, and maybe make it a little more pissed off.
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Couple hours of CAD work over the weekend and then we are off to start the mold. I did learn that 3D printed parts do not like heat. The short drive over to the photo location caused a small amount of distortion in the rear vents, so if you see any waves in the pics after my driveway do not worry.
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Initial production will still be limited to 15 units just to ensure everything is right before going full on. If you are interested in one of these and have not already expressed an interest let me know so I can add you to my mailing list. We are on to something really good here.
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Pricing still needs to be finalized but I want to be under the $2000 mark. With the holidays in front of us I hope to have some built before the end of the year.
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Happy Thanksgiving!

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GT500 PYTHON Hood Vent Update
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Got the 3D printed PYTHON hood vent back and installed. Initial test fit went great, with just a few small changes that need to be made. The placement of all the mounting holes is perfect, so there is nothing to change there. We are just going to ensure all of the vent overlap is the same, adjusting contours to work well with carbon fiber, make sure all the vent angles match, and maybe make it a little more pissed off.
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Couple hours of CAD work over the weekend and then we are off to start the mold. I did learn that 3D printed parts do not like heat. The short drive over to the photo location caused a small amount of distortion in the rear vents, so if you see any waves in the pics after my driveway do not worry.
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Initial production will still be limited to 15 units just to ensure everything is right before going full on. If you are interested in one of these and have not already expressed an interest let me know so I can add you to my mailing list. We are on to something really good here.
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Pricing still needs to be finalized but I want to be under the $2000 mark. With the holidays in front of us I hope to have some built before the end of the year.
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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Loving this, make sure I’m on the list.
 

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Looking great. Still in!
 

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I'm definitely in but I did gulp a bit at the pricing, T. You do know that AC sells an entire CF hood for sixteen bones, yes?

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Yes, however the couple of places I've seen, the vent is not included (uses stock vent).
 

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There will be one more available to the rest of you, as I will not be getting one.

I applaud Terrance and the parties involved, this is a pretty good thing in general. Pretty great to see new ideas, and new visions being carried out. My decision would be different if I wasn't completely happy with the factory engineered vent, and there is a CF version of it as well.

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