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    Custom 460 case reed build

    Cheap ebay reed jb welded to a stuffed case
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    I'm already interested in seeing how this turns out!

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    Cut with a coping saw and files
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    Are you just using JB weld to stick it onto the cases? If so, I'd recommend that you also drill/tap the cases so that it can bolt on. Then use the JB to create a seal betweeen the two. If it's only held by JB the reed might fall off.
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    I have seen a few of these done in the past, with surprising result. Thanks for sharing.

    I do have a couple recommendations......
    Tape the reed to the cases with strong tape, Duct or Gorilla works great for this. Now heat the cases with a torch or blow dryer preferably.

    Whip up a small batch of JB and tack the corners of the reed and let it cure. You can now assess the alignment, and if it needs adjusted you only have to break four tack welds.

    Now build some dams with masking tape, blue works well. Heat the cases and whip up another batch of JB. You will only be able to do one side at a time, but with the help of the heat this whole process can easily be done in a day.

    I noticed the case was roughed up really well, I suggest doing the same to the reed body as well.

    Keep up the great work Daniel!!🤘
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    Im really interested in how this works for ya. A cheap case reed hell yeah! Im with BC on tapping the case for the just in case scenario. If the reed fell of at high speed WOT the cylinder is likely to seize.

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    As much as I love a DIY guy, the purpose of making a case reed is so you can use a proper reed. A bolt-on reed has to be small just to fit the cylinder. Making a case reed should allow you to go with the correct reed. That said, bolting the RC reed to the cylinder should still give you better performance over the cylinder reed......

    TS GP460 case reed left. TS GP460 bolt on reed right.

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    So size does matter ? LOL. Sorry Dave..
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    Wow that's some nice porting! Are you able to split the case after installing the reed?

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    It runs hard as hell
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    Im in that picture.
    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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    Nice! So can you split the case or is it stuck like that now?

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    Stuck for now but 460 bottom ends last forever

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