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Gort's Mauler; POWER TEST VIDEOS 11/20

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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Tue Nov 21, 2006 6:19 am

not the only, If the piston fits really good, like a 3" endcap in a 4" pipe, the performance is wonderful too, especially when lubricated or greased.
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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:03 pm

Even with a tight fit, O-rings make a world of difference. The piston seals very well with the piston track, but without O-rings I could never pilot these valves off 1/4" ball valves.

The last time I counted launchers of mine that I made, it was 46. That isn't counting any launchers I physically helped make. If that were the case, it might be closer to around 60 or so. If this business works out, I hope to get close to the number Dan jokingly responded with.

Oh and Squishy, today I am actively working on getting that Printable Order Form option working.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:09 pm

Out of those 46, how many are still useable?
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Unread postAuthor: joannaardway » Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:36 pm

74 of them I think - He's got so many that they're now multipling spontanously.
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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:28 am

Hahahah! Nice.

Actually, about 24 of the work. Around half of those 24 need a bit of prep-work like affixing the universal meter and ignition and hunting down barrels/etc. The rest are in good working order.

I only use about 5 launchers now. Mostly just the Blue Flame. Also the Mauler, Streamlined Simple Combustion, Kevin, and the Mini Golf Baller.
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Unread postAuthor: joannaardway » Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:08 am

That's still a lot...

Between all the launchers that my twin and I have done, we tend to only keep about 5 or 6 at any one time between us. Normally, they get recycled into new cannons over time (Part of the advantage of using copper rather than PVC).
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Unread postAuthor: -Skate- » Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:22 am

That's got a HUGE recoil/kickback man... My spudder has virtually none.
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Unread postAuthor: Dan003400 » Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:06 pm

I Like THIS VALVE POST THE NEW GUN WITH THE VALVE!
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Unread postAuthor: c19o » Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:49 pm

awesom dude.:D i made a barrel sealing marble gun (coaxial) im gona put it on here sometime. can any 1 send me a pic of the inside of a mauler valve cause im tryin to build 1 and i need to know the right parts to order. thanks
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:53 pm

1:Do you ahve a lathe?, Gort uses one.
2: He makes money from selling them i doubt he will give out the design plan.
3: Its custom made you don't 'buy' the piston, you 'buy' the tee and other fittings but its the piston that makes one gun more powerful then the other.
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Unread postAuthor: MisterSteve124 » Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:58 pm

I have a mauler valve but I'm not gonna send you a pic because gort worked hard on it.
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Unread postAuthor: c19o » Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:31 pm

thanks anyways but i found a pic of one inside my computer. now all i need is a lathe or a way to mold the pvc sheet
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Unread postAuthor: MisterSteve124 » Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:38 pm

Yeah I was just gonna say even if I showed you a pic gort uses expensive tools and parts that you have to buy a lot of and its expensive.
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Unread postAuthor: joannaardway » Wed Dec 20, 2006 4:22 am

What you've asked is a bit like going up to the executive board of the Coca-Cola company, and asked them for their exact recipe and ingredient quantities for Coke.

They won't give it - under any circumstances. And they'll be damned pissed off at you.

What you'll have to do, is what the rest of us do if we want cheap Coke. You'll have to look on the label, and try and work out the quantities of the ingredients by tasting the mixes you attempt. If they suck, then you'll have to try again - perhaps mixing it in a different order.

Eventually, you'll get something that vaguely tastes like Coke, and you can use it.

If you can't understand the parrallels, then:

Look around for facts about piston valves, then try and carefully build your own.

Don't trouble anyone for their trade secrets. Try nicely asking someone that doesn't want to sell their valves.
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Unread postAuthor: squeaks » Mon Dec 25, 2006 1:55 pm

Personally I think that gort and Joel should reveal, unless they have some real huge secret, what is in their valves. See, everyone knows how to make a piston valve but they just don't have the tools to make a good one. If they did they wouldn't buy a valve so by telling what's in the valve us other people would be much more interested 'cause we'd know what we were getting and the kind of quality it was.
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