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A pattern for an MG manifold #1: A wood master pattern and the production tool that will make the casting

04-01-2017 02:25 PM by Patternguy | 7 comments »

Old motor-heads out there might get a kick out of these images. They show a master pattern under construction, and the fascinating thing is that it is being made out of WOOD!!! Yea..old school stuff. (actually it’s only 14 years ago:( The pattern is for a 4 cylinder MG manifold. Unfortunately, no hand carved mahogany core box to go with it though, the box was CNC cut out of aluminum. This picture below shows the match plate that was made with the master pattern. It’s the detailed cast aluminum plate to the left side of the picture. Match plates are production tools used in the foundry to mold the castings. Most match plates are CNC machined today...

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