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Old 12-13-2017, 07:01 AM
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Looking at it but seems it will be more difficult to incorporate the O-ring. That would be a couple months down the road at least if we decide to do them.
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Old 12-13-2017, 05:56 PM
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I got 2 samples back from powder coating today so people can see what that finish looks like:



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Old 01-12-2018, 06:31 PM
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Default First Production Run



Just got these back from the anodizer and laser etching this afternoon. These 4 were custom done for color and logo as per customer request.

The first production run is all sold out to VAF forum members.

The second, larger run begins production on Jan. 18th and almost half that run is already spoken for.

Been challenging and time consuming to get the program and tooling tweaked plus get special fixturing made to turn these out in quantity/ quality. Thanks to everyone for being patient.
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Very nice job on these, Ross!
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:35 AM
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Thanks. Hopefully I can get them on their way to you Monday Mickey.
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:20 PM
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Default Video on O-ring Installation

How to install O-rings on your SDS Aero valve covers: https://youtu.be/9yb49Y17u5o
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Old 01-16-2018, 08:11 PM
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Well, even without watching the video I was able to figure out the O ring.

It's nice to be able to smoke down the cover bolts without squishing the gasket out. A other solid product Ross!

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Old 01-16-2018, 08:40 PM
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Thanks Mike. Glad you like them.
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:48 AM
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Just ran both these covers and the Titan stamped covers across the scales in the Mass Properties department and have the following data:

SDS covers with O ring = 5.76 oz
Titan covers with gasket = 6.72 oz
Titan covers bare = 6.24 oz.

Great job Ross, machining a stout billet cover, incorporating a seal, and it's lighter than the stamped cover alone.

So I guess if one wants to ignore the superior sealing and weight advantage, at least you can go guilt free about falling for the bling!
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:02 AM
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We should be able to get the next batch slightly lighter...

We're happy that people have embraced the design features and are getting in line to order now. Custom laser etching is costing out to about $8 per cover on a set of 6 and $10 per cover on a set of 4.
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