Rubbing Elbows with the 6.0L! Mishmoto Powerstroke Intake Elbow R&D, Part 2: 3D Modeling
Interested in purchasing our 6.0L intake elbow?
We're back with another update on our 6.0L Powerstroke intake elbow project! Last time we covered the stock unit and noted the plans we had for our rendition of the intake elbow. After collecting data from the stock piece, we began mapping our prototypes on 3D-modeling software.
Our first prototype comes by way of the almighty 3D printer. We made a quick design in Solidworks to map out the appearance and dimensional constraints for our design.
The primary goal for this prototype was to check fitment of our lower flange and placement of our NPT bungs, and also to ensure that our inlet diameter and lip were correctly designed. The style of our "M" logo on the pipe is likely to be changed in the final design, which is reflected in our modeling images below.
Here are a few shots of this piece during test fitting!
Both our manifold flange and coupler connection were spot-on with this 3D-printed prototype. We could now continue design work on our final product.
Prototype 2 3D Models
Check out our most recent design from a variety of angles!
The images above show our predrilled and tapped bungs on the rear of the elbow, and our subtle "M" logo on the front. You can also see our intercooler boot connection point accurately depicted in the models. This connection point will provide perfect fitment with both Mishimoto and OEM boots. We will be including a replacement boot within this kit for the intake elbow!
Check out the 3D models below of the base flange that mates with the intake manifold!
We've precisely modeled the factory flange to provide hassle-free bolt-on fitment. Pretty cool stuff!
You may have noticed we included images in both polished and black. We are planning to offer three finish options for this component:
- Polished Aluminum
- Wrinkle-Black Powdercoat
- Ford Wrinkle-Blue Powdercoat
In addition, we will be including a replacement high-pressure O-ring for installation as well as a factory-fit replacement boot!
Exciting stuff on the way! Check back next time for a look at our first functional prototype!
Thanks for reading.