- Sep 12, 2014
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- Modena (motor valley) Italy
Your design is the same as the original engine, a single cast iron block with head and cylinders.It is nice to see more Bugatti engines being built. I too started with the Pocher model for inspiration. I've gotten as far as making 3D printed PLA patterns to allow me to make rubber molds and then to make lost wax patterns. It's a lot of work and a lot of unknowns since the Bugatti Trust doesn't have any general arrangement plans for this engine. Here are two images of the 3D design I made for the cylinder block and oil sump.
I simplified the project by designing separate pieces, crankshaft case, cylinder block, 3-piece head,
my low casting technology does not allow me to make a single cast iron piece
Even my LPG foundry does not reach the temperature for cast iron.
For small and complicated pieces, for example compressor with fins, I think to use lost PLA and plaster technique
if you want to see the engine disassembled, there is a youtube video