I was pretty boned up to get a CNC mill for awhile, but before I got a mill I figured I would need to be able to draw the items I want to make in a program, and transfer them from a CAD to CAM program. Well I can successfully say I can make a flange. I was able to make them to scale and print them in scale and so forth which was awesome. I started with the exhaust flange which I have reworked 3 times now. The intake flange was also multiple reworks, and the oil pan is still getting made/tweaked. Each flange will no doubt need final tweaks after I get a version cut. This process took me 4-5 weeks just doing it here and there, no real commitment. Next I need to do a VK motor-to-350z trans adapter plate, followed by motor mount pieces, trans mount pieces, throttle body flange, valve cover flanges, intake trumpets, etc. The sky is the limit with a mill or lathe. You just have to be able to think it!

Alas, still no mill. *sad face*

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Sometimes a crayon and some paper is all you need to get started.

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The oil pan flange is by far the most difficult. Nothing is symmetrical.

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Intake flange. This is just before the final clean up of extra lines.

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Artsy Exhaust flange, also heavy.

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Utilitarian exhaust flange, also lighter with the ability to be cut to individual runner for easier installation.

‘Til next time.