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Old 05-03-2012, 07:38 AM   #1
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Machinist

Anyone here or knows anyone can do machining work? I need to make an adapter plate for my throttle body. Needs to be around 1/2" thick aluminum with just an intake hole in the middle & a few holes for the bolts. Nothing fancy. Thanks.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:26 AM   #2
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I know a couple of small machine shops in Stafford that you can try.
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Sweet. Make it happen bro. Thx
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:59 AM   #4
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I'm not at U of H anymore otherwise I could help you. If you provide the material you maybe able to get the machine shop at lonestar cy-fair to help. The teacher may have one of his students make it for you for cheap. With the amount of oil field work out there I'm getting back several no quotes in my line of work for machine fixtures cause the qtys aren't high enough for the shop.
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I'm not at U of H anymore otherwise I could help you. If you provide the material you maybe able to get the machine shop at lonestar cy-fair to help. The teacher may have one of his students make it for you for cheap. With the amount of oil field work out there I'm getting back several no quotes in my line of work for machine fixtures cause the qtys aren't high enough for the shop.

Hey. Thanks a lot for helping with the welding last time bro. So you're all done & making the big bucks now? Congrats on your graduation. You guys got some awesome projects there at the lab.
Do you know where I get a little piece of 1/2" aluminum square? Thanks!!
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:41 AM   #6
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What dimension? SSS steel maybe able to help.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:57 AM   #7
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Enough for an adapter plate. Prob 6 square inches 1/2" thick piece should be plenty.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:59 AM   #8
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I have a water jetting contact in Austin. I send him cad drawings and he sends me back parts. He will do one-off work. Google heart of Texas metalworks to find him.
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P S Precision Machining, 802 Summer Park Dr # 210, Stafford, TX 77477 (281) 403-2775

Stafford Machining & Mfg, 642 Stafford Run, Stafford, TX 77477 (281) 499-1177

I used to work for a company in Stafford that used these shops for small jobs. They are reasonable and were willing to take small jobs.

We also used a shop in South Houston, pretty close to Marksman range. They are a bit bigger but may be willing to take small jobs too.
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Thanks guys. This is my first time so any idea what is a reasonable price for a part such as this? Thx
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Sounds like you just need two surfaces machined, a large through bore, plus a set of radial bolt holes. Tolerances probably don't sound like they need to be real tight, so it shouldn't be too expensive.

I can't tell you what the reasonable price is. Depends on whether they feel they will be getting much repeat biz from you or not. If they think you are a walk-in one job wonder, they may shoot you a high price and hope you'll go away.

Get a nice drawing made of the work piece you want done. Denote all necessary dimensions with tolerances on the drawing. Specify material you want (I assume 6061 aluminum would be fine, yes?) Tell them you don't need it in a hurry (2wk turn around means they can work you in between big jobs). Then may be you will get some bite.
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Sounds complicated .... Let me try to find a piece of 1/2" thick aluminum and drill & cut a hole on my table saw then smooth it out with a Dremmel. Hopefully that'll do it.

Btw I called those shops and looks like they only take orders from company, not indiv. And they said they're now super busy. Wow must be bc of all the oil hike lately.
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Sounds complicated .... Let me try to find a piece of 1/2" thick aluminum and drill & cut a hole on my table saw then smooth it out with a Dremmel. Hopefully that'll do it.

Btw I called those shops and looks like they only take orders from company, not indiv. And they said they're now super busy. Wow must be bc of all the oil hike lately.
If you do it yourself, invest in a carbide burr for a die grinder. I bit the bullet and got one and it is worth its weight in gold. Cuts aluminum like butter and does a good number even on steel! That allows you to use an angle grinder or saw to make the rough cuts and then clean it up with the die grinder.

BTW the place in Austin will definitely do it for you. I'm not a business or anything.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:26 PM   #14
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Thanks bro. Got the burr already. Got that couple days ago in anticipation to port match the new tb (78mm to 90mm).
Dang these aluminum stock are expensive.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:57 PM   #15
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FYI: best place to get stock aluminum or metal is online..particularly here unless you find better...let me know.

www.onlinemetals.com

Got a piece 8"x8"x0.5" for $20 plus $16 shipping (ouch!)
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:19 PM   #16
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I'm in Katy in do this kinda of stuff for a living !
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:23 PM   #17
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Can you help?
I'm actually doing R&D on the tundra (changing stock 78mm to GM 90mm). One of the step is adaptor plate & electronic convertor box. If I can get this to work, I'll put together a conversion package for the rest of the gangs on the tundra forum...so more plates may be ordered. But until then, getting the first right one is rough lol...
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Do you have a rough blue print ? Make it a little easier for drawing up a program lol
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call me, so i can get details & give you a price. 832-741-4285
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David:

Here is a pic (rough draft just to give you an idea). Please don't cut using this. I'll call you and prob will drive to you so you can do your measurements. I live in sugarland so real close to Katy. Prob will call you next week. I have been bombarded this week.

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