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 Post subject: More Brackets
PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:04 pm 
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Here is my solution to the DTA S60, S80 and S100 mounting dilemma.

A pair of identical rectangular brackets which slip snuggly over the each end of the ECU, and accept a M5 or M6 hex socket cap bolts which allow the brackets to be solidly mounted to your vehicle, or in my case, through a set of four M6 female to male anti vibration mounts.

The prototype mounts pictured here are designed by me using Fusion 360, and printed by a local 3D printer. I intend to have these machined from stronger material before fitting them in the car.


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 Post subject: Re: More Brackets
PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:00 am 
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ECU Model: S40 Pro
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Surely that would be strong enough as it is?

Nice solution though.


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 Post subject: Re: More Brackets
PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:14 am 
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The print split slightly between one of the layers when removing the support material which leads me to believe that it might not last very long, or be happy once you put some torque through the bolts holding it in the car.

That could be down to layer adhesion? It's an ABS print which can be a bit of a pain to get right, but I'm no expert. The chap who 3D printed it is doing me another due to the split, so perhaps that will be better, we'll see.

Alex DTA wrote:
Nice solution though.
Thanks, I understand there are others who have done similar things, but as I'm trying to learn how to use Fusion I figured this would be a nice project to do so.


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 Post subject: Re: More Brackets
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:41 pm 
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I like that, looks professional too.

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 Post subject: Re: More Brackets
PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:07 pm 
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It'd be strong enough if it was printed right, problem is most of these little guys that have sprung up only make decorative parts so they print things far too cold with cheap ebay material


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 Post subject: Re: More Brackets
PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:34 pm 
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I should hopefully get the replacement parts tomorrow, hopefully they're better.

Will report back


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 Post subject: Re: More Brackets
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:39 am 
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As expected the replacements arrived today and they seem much better, I think my tolerances for the bolt holes were a little tighter than they needed to be, M5 is fine, M6 is a little tight.

I'll double check the tolerances and hopefully get it all mounted in the car this weekend.

If anyone would like a pair then let me know, I don't see why I can't have more produced. Not here to undercut anyone, so they'll be priced around the same as MEF's.

Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: More Brackets
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:30 am 
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ECU Model: S100 Pro
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These look great, good idea, only problem I can see is if the mounting surface is not perfectly flat but then you can always put spacers under the mounting lugs to suit. You might need to tell customers they may have to trim the gaskets to slide the ecu into the brackets as some have a larger protrusion than others.

Martin


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 Post subject: Re: More Brackets
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:57 am 
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Thanks Martin, the gasket on my ECU does a nice job of holding the two brackets in place but I can see if it was much bigger it might need trimming a little bit.

I've not listed them for sale at all, I'm busy working on other things but hope to do so in the not too distant future.


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 Post subject: Re: More Brackets
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:57 am 
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ECU Model: S60 Pro
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How much would a pair be?


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