May 29, 2018 at 10:16 am #305021
Last weekend when replacing the distributor on my TDr I managed to misplace one of the spark plug wire holders that keep the plug wires from wiggling all over the place. There’s two of these, one on each side, and they clip onto the fan shroud.
Fortunately, I got a 3D printer a few years back and have managed to get reasonably proficient at making things with it. So, off to the races (or computer as the case may be). I used the clip I had not lost to design and print up a new one! The new one is with ABS plastic and should withstand up to around 220˚ before melting. I’m hoping my fan shroud does not get that hot in the near future.
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1982 London Roadster - "Kit Kat"June 7, 2018 at 4:52 pm #305043Paul MossbergKeymaster
Are you ready to take custom parts orders?
Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
2005 Intermeccanica Roadster
If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)June 10, 2018 at 12:45 am #305050KevinParticipant
God I love technology, and a buddy with a 3D printer! If only I had one, of either. While I admittedly haven’t shopped around for a 3D printer or the materials required to produce parts, I imagine the buy in is in the realm of the sum being far beyond the contents of it’s parts. For now anyway.June 15, 2018 at 9:33 am #305075
@pmossberg only if it’s a custom part that’s already designed. That was the difficult part. The printing itself was easy!
@kms1 you can actually buy one for just around $250 these days that will print good enough quality for most things.
I’ve since designed and printed some “reducer” adapters so that my under-seat heater vents properly connect to the metal heater tubes. The tubes were 2-1/4″ and the vents were 1-1/2″. I don’t really use them but it always bugged me they didn’t fit correctly.
1982 London Roadster - "Kit Kat"September 11, 2020 at 8:08 pm #307233BillParticipant
Man I read this awhile back and thought I’ve never seen one of these in all the yrs of running bugs n rails
Then I goto put plug wires on my mgtd kit and poof I broke one.
It appears like the new wires are fatter and won’t go back in the old clips.
How much would u charge me for a set of the ones u made? I think there’s 4 of them
zip is 85361 for shipping
billDecember 1, 2020 at 9:23 am #307342
Not sure how I missed seeing this for a few months! My printer is offline at the moment, though hopefully back operational soon. I’ll send you one for free. Private message me your address.
Give me a few weeks though, need to wrap up the semester (work at a college) before I’ll have free time.
Also… what color? Black?
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1982 London Roadster - "Kit Kat"December 8, 2020 at 3:37 pm #307355DbantaParticipant
Just reading this Stephen. Very cool!
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