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PeterW

USA
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Posted - 11/13/2014 :  16:34:39  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Today I focused on the engine details and drive train "dry fit".























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dark star

Spain
413 Posts

Posted - 11/14/2014 :  06:42:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a fantastic job, Peter!
You give me so jealous! ...
Congrats.

jerry
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ferrariscale

Australia
54 Posts

Posted - 11/14/2014 :  21:46:28  Show Profile  Visit ferrariscale's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Amazing! Can't wait to see more of your progress Peter.
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PeterW

USA
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Posted - 11/17/2014 :  17:13:10  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Into the guts of the motor...









Edited by - PeterW on 11/17/2014 17:48:32
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PeterW

USA
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Posted - 11/18/2014 :  16:46:50  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Piston assembly...I decided that the tops of the pistons needed some machining and re-shaping, then treated to look more like the cast pistons on the real car.






Edited by - PeterW on 11/19/2014 12:10:29
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PeterW

USA
1216 Posts

Posted - 11/19/2014 :  16:31:01  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
To change things up the dash assembly is started.



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PeterW

USA
1216 Posts

Posted - 11/20/2014 :  14:56:07  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Chassis work continues...






Edited by - PeterW on 11/20/2014 14:56:47
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PeterW

USA
1216 Posts

Posted - 12/01/2014 :  17:50:19  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The engine is tested to make sure the pistons will crank without hanging up...it's a fairly "loose" assembly.






Now that I know the pistons will work properly after testing I move on to the rest of the "dry fit"...





Dry fit is performed down to the most minute details...



Now that most of the mechanical assemblies have been dry fitted and tested I will go back to the body and fit the moving parts.

Edited by - PeterW on 12/01/2014 17:52:09
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PeterW

USA
1216 Posts

Posted - 12/05/2014 :  18:34:31  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Re making the roof spoiler in brass...









And on to hanging the doors and fitting the bonnet and boot...note the panel gaps that will require additional refinement to make them nice and even.




Edited by - PeterW on 12/05/2014 18:36:19
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PeterW

USA
1216 Posts

Posted - 12/15/2014 :  15:57:45  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Engine assembly continues...it is proposed to make the head and valve cover removable in order to view the internals on the left side only.





Assembly of the Weber carburetors.

Edited by - PeterW on 12/15/2014 16:11:13
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PeterW

USA
1216 Posts

Posted - 12/16/2014 :  16:10:19  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Some refinement to the valve covers...much better. They will be fitted with machined stainless acorn nuts...not the shabby white metal ones in the kit.



Setting up for the removable side of the motor...



The rear end starts its final fitting before assembly...



Edited by - PeterW on 12/16/2014 16:11:23
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PeterW

USA
1216 Posts

Posted - 12/17/2014 :  15:25:13  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Coordinating the head and exhaust assembly which will be one removable unit along with the distributor. This way the pistons can be viewed with the head off at will. The cam cover will also be removable to view the rocker assembly.


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Models123

USA
196 Posts

Posted - 12/18/2014 :  19:48:02  Show Profile  Visit Models123's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Peter, this looks great! Not to take away from all the fine work you are doing, but I'm wondering how you are going to handle the spark plug wire looms, throttle linkage, and oil fill tubes.... all of which are attached to both cam covers. If you are going to have the cam covers removable, then something has to give?

Marshall
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PeterW

USA
1216 Posts

Posted - 12/19/2014 :  06:46:09  Show Profile  Visit PeterW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Models123

Peter, this looks great! Not to take away from all the fine work you are doing, but I'm wondering how you are going to handle the spark plug wire looms, throttle linkage, and oil fill tubes.... all of which are attached to both cam covers. If you are going to have the cam covers removable, then something has to give?

Marshall



Good question...the spark plug wires are attached to the head and so is the distributor, so the only hat trick will be to enable the loom [which is housed in a tube] to detach. I can bypass the filler tube.The complex linkage for the carbs is on the other side of the motor which will remain static. If it becomes too difficult to achieve then the cam cover will stay on ;)


Edited by - PeterW on 12/19/2014 07:02:43
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Models123

USA
196 Posts

Posted - 12/19/2014 :  07:12:18  Show Profile  Visit Models123's Homepage  Reply with Quote
[quote]Originally posted by PeterW



"The complex linkage for the carbs is on the other side of the motor which will remain static. If it becomes too difficult to achieve then the cam cover will stay on ;)"



Yes, but the throttle linkage linkage has attachment & mount points on both cam covers......

Marshall
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