Originally Posted by kevingreenbmx
I like a lot of the ideas you have going on here.
I'll be watching from now on. ;-)
Lol its about time you poked your head in mate.
This is really important that you work out the outside diameter of your fitting, If your thinking you can use your fitting to , well bolt the res to the bracket your sadly mistaking. The idea of the o ring is to seal against one surface. If you did bolt it up this one you now have a metal on metal and it wont seal. This point isn't even arguable, don't even bother quoting me on this.
I've allowed 2-3mm clearance so the fittings pass thru nicely and seal up to the cap res as they should.
Havnt bothered with a drill press, but Im sure these next pics explain it all.
Stepped stage bits, very expensive but better than a smoking hot Mute Mrs that does as she's told.
750 watt drill on the lowest gear. The trick, to these bits is not to keep your finger constanly on the trigger . On for a few seconds of for a second back on for a few seconds. They cut so much better , and push as hard you can. Pulling out each time it drops a level and cooling it in water. If you don't you'll heat the bit past its temper point causing the bit to change color and it will be good for nothing. around 30-50$ each and they will last alot time if you look after them.
Brilliant up to a 30mm hole with one bit,
Drill your holes according to the size needed and check everything with verniers, my set are very expensive digital suck ass.
See how even the steel I'm cutting has even got hot?
Now I've turned it over on a flat surface and clammed and drilled from the other side to clean the hole and grabbed that extra 1mm I want. I surface filled and used a round rats tale file and a dremel to clean the holes so they are smooth as.
Fitting are loose.Dont hit any part of the bracket, perfect.
I only have one pump and one res, Monday I'll put an order thru to Frozen cpu for another pump/res and the extra fittings.