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  1. Thanks for being patient! Max's Falcon XB seems to be stuck in the mud atm. 2019 has been overwhelming busy for us. So many new projects in the works,
  2. Once again my personal build has been temporarily derailed while I take on other build commitments to pay the bills. Hopefully I can get back to this soon.
  3. Sorry for lack of updates, I had to pause progress so i could get the exodus pc finished for their launch
  4. looking on ebay at 3dfx cards, BIN listings, which doesn't mean they will sell, but none the less, wishing I kept my voodoo 5 card.
  5. Hey guys, I've started a Retro PC build series on my YT, here's ep 1 "Mod like it's 1999" I'm planning 2 -3 more videos and asking for photos of your Cooler Master Gaming PC builds from 1995 - 2005. (for photo montage at end of video) I will include at least one of your photos posted here and credit your screen name in the video. Photos can be taken today, but All hardware must be from 1995 - 2005 era, including the case.
  6. Hi everyone, My apologies for the lack of updates. I've had to start another project build for a client. Paying gigs keep the lights on, so Max will need to temporarily park the Falcon. I may bring it out and share a new update for mental break if time allows. I will be starting a worklog for this new build once the NDA is lifted, I think it will be a real spectacle once it's finished.
  7. Painted the engine and injector air scoop silver alum
  8. Out of curiosity I grabbed this Vertical GPU bracket to see how the GPU looks in front of the Enermax chassis. Hmmmmm
  9. sorry for late update today, the V8 fuel injector Scoop done, Everything on the engine needs to be painted Dark Silver Aluminum
  10. As promised, I'm ditching the scoop on the scale V8 and making the Scott Superslot fuel injector scoop from Max's V8. I started by makingthe top and bottom portions from acrylic, but getting the 45 angle degree bend from acrylic is "challenging" without the acrylic warping. I ditched that idea and made another bottom half from 20 gauge sheet metal. Which reminded me I really need a new bending brake. The two pieces are joined together with Scotchweld DP-190 epoxy. I need to make the base next, and maybe add the fuel lines.
  11. Do you guys keep the factory fans you pull from cases? I honestly ask myself why I keep them?
  12. yesterday, I found time to make mounting bracket from 20 gauge steel for the 80mm radiator
  13. Cutting opening for the radiator lines, finishing edges with Black u-channel molding trim
  14. The Max mod is consuming my bench space, haha. Last night I cut opening in the 5.25 bay to route the tubing from the 80mm radiator
  15. I'm going to cut the top panel again and rotate the 80mm radiator 90 degrees, so the radiator is no longer protruding so high. I stumbled upon this hydraulic shock in my junk drawer and used it as support for the scale engine. I may replace it with something else if/when it feels right. btw, the supercharger in the movie could be turned on and off via an electrical switch, which isnt true in reality. They elevated the supercharger upon brackets over the engine with an electric motor, haha. The photo below illustrates the same electric supercharger setup as the movie.
  16. Black Ice Nemesis GTX 80mm radiator allows options for different compression fittings, versus the welded inlet/outlet ports. I've mounted aluminum framed Evercool 80mm fan. I'll probably paint the fan dark grey.
  17. What do you use for cutting small holes? I made this guide for Step Drill Bits here, I found Max's Falcon rim in web search attached Nikko Toyota HiLux 4WD R/C truck, but I'll check the R/C Hobby Stores Our scale V8 sitting next to Black ICE GTX 80mm radiator. This morning I found 36mm thick 80mm radiator online shown below. Suppose Flex tube loop would be appropriate.
  18. Do you recall the Red pull switch on Max's stick shift for his Supercharger? I thought it would be fun to somehow implement it into my Mad Max tribute build. The switch is used in commercial vehicles for controlling a two-speed axle assembly. I found it on Ebay as Cole Hersee part number 50036-BX.
  19. To emulate the rear fuel tanks in Max's Ford Falcon XB, I'm using EK-RES X3 150mm reservoirs. btw, these photos are stills from video I'm making of the entire build, once it finished for my YT channel, I'm wondering if I can use clips from the movie without audio in my video? no clue...
  20. That's location for the GPU with this do-it-yourself vertical mount. The final GPU will have water block. Next stage is modifying the top rear portion of the Enermax Equilence case to hold two water reservoirs to emulate the rear fuel tanks on the falcon XB.
  21. haha, I'm not done with the engine yet, but it does now have elec motor inside now, you can see belt action here, It will look like max's 351 when it's finished. Had opportunity to get back into the workshop yesterday and make some progress on my Mad Max / Road Warrior / Fury Road tribute PC build. I've decided to locate the V8 to the top panel. I'm going to mock up a 120mm slim radiator to see how it looks in front of the V8 engine and bezel. Hmm, on 2nd thought, maybe a 80mm radiator would be better scale? I still need to fabricate the proper diamond blower for the engine. The Enermax Equilence case lacks a vertical GPU mount, so I've modified the chassis for this compact ITX/MATX vertical GPU bracket, It's mounted on aluminum diamond plate, painted matte black. Here's a photo I found of the Falcon XB from the Fury Road movie before some stages I captured of my progress.
  22. Welcome! Thanks for checking out my tribute to Mad Max & his Interceptor build log. This is one of my Bucket list theme PC builds. My mother brought me to the premiere of The Road Warrior movie and I've been fan of this world ever since. This will be a modified desktop PC with liquid cooling. Inspired by visual elements of Max's Interceptor and the Mad Max World. ...and maybe Fury Road. There shall be rust and maybe even a Detonator attached to the PC? (lol). I'll be sharing highlights of it's progression stages, including video clip links as I move along in this thread. I have a basic idea of what PC hardware components will occupy this mad max inspired PC (motherboard, CPU, DDR, GPU, SSD, PSU) The case is an Enermax Equlilence they donated to me last year. If you've followed my past personal builds, I like to find good deals on hardware whenever possible I do plan to fabricate the liquid cooling lines from 361 marine grade stainless tubing. No idea what brand of CPU & GPU water blocks, radiators and fittings I'll use yet. The case is the Enermax Equilence I was given. It sorta looks like a Fractal Case, but without any of the well thought out features. I apologize in advance if you're expecting me to pose a Mad Max action figure inside the case (haha). The Interceptor's V8 feels more appropriate. The scale Ford engine I'm using is by LIBERTY Classics, I've added motorized shaft to spin the supercharger belt, you can watch it here, 90 degree 24 pin motherboard connector, I've modified the supercharger pulleys with larger plates to keep the belt from rolling off. I will be fabricating a new engine scoop to emulate Max's Scott Injector Scoop and painting everything dark grey.
  23. sorry for lack of updates, well, personal projects always get shelved when i get busy (sigh)