69 Mach 1 quarter panel vents
#11
That looks like a good concept. I think the factory would have used a similar approach with flexible "hose" rather than steel tube.
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#12
(02-17-2016, 08:50 AM)Steven Harris Wrote: That looks like a good concept. I think the factory would have used a similar approach with flexible "hose" rather than steel tube.
Thanks Steve, I just need to do some fine tuning to the vent scoop it self. I tried to make this as easy as possible. The other thought I had was to make a larger one that would funnel down to the 2 1/2 inch duct but that means I would have to cut out the backing (support plate for the vent). This I think would cause issues with the quarter panel not having any support on the inside and cause it to flex a lot.

If you hear of any one looking for this then send them my way. I just now need to get back to my car and start working on it again.

Thanks again Steve,
Patrick
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#13
Will do.

The quad headlights and those vents make the 69 as far as I am concerned.

Too bad the 71-73 doesn't have similar vents!
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#14
Well, here it is! I have finalized the air vent scoops and the hose system to make it easy to replace when mustang owners want to upgrade to a functional quarter panel air vent system. 

Check out website at www.macmustang.com. it shows the instructions to do the conversion. Macmustang stands for Mid-Atlantic Classic Mustang. I figure I would make a small business of it. Pay for all my hard work. 

Here are a couple of photos of what the vents look like. They were developed with a CAD system and 3D Printing. They are made of PVC material.


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#15
Very nice work. it appears the 3d printed one will be much more finished looking and a little more effective. You may well have yourself a winner. Now if you can get the word out. Maybe someone like Scott Drake will take notice??? Would be nice if they did. Good Luck.

JTS
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#16
Nice work.  If my 69 Mach1 had rear disk brakes I'd consider the conversion.  Makes good use of those decorative side scoops.


I spend a lot of time using 3D solid modeling CAD software for my work but never 3D printing.  What is the strength of plastic parts made using 3D printing compared to some type of molded part?
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#17
Nice work...I watch a lot of Shark Tank and the first question they ask is "do you have a patent"?
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#18
(07-01-2018, 09:42 PM)Mustangmike Wrote: Nice work...I watch a lot of Shark Tank and the first question they ask is "do you have a patent"?

Good point.  It's a good clean simple solution to adding vents to the rear brakes.  As soon as a vendor like Scott Drake see's this, they will have one of their China or Taiwan manufacturers copying it.  Maybe remove the website advertising it until there is a patent or at least one pending.
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(07-02-2018, 06:21 AM)1969_Mach1 Wrote:
(07-01-2018, 09:42 PM)Mustangmike Wrote: Nice work...I watch a lot of Shark Tank and the first question they ask is "do you have a patent"?

Good point.  It's a good clean simple solution to adding vents to the rear brakes.  As soon as a vendor like Scott Drake see's this, they will have one of their China or Taiwan manufacturers copying it.  Maybe remove the website advertising it until there is a patent or at least one pending.

The only possible obstacle to getting a patent on this is it's not an original idea.  Functional vent scoops have been around for awhile.  However, it may be original for this year model car.
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(07-01-2018, 04:28 PM)1969_Mach1 Wrote: Nice work.  If my 69 Mach1 had rear disk brakes I'd consider the conversion.  Makes good use of those decorative side scoops.


I spend a lot of time using 3D solid modeling CAD software for my work but never 3D printing.  What is the strength of plastic parts made using 3D printing compared to some type of molded part?

The original model was made with a 3D printer then they were cast in a rubber mold. The vents are made of Thermal plastic, it is strong and holds up fine. The 3D printed one would fall apart under pressure.
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