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Re: Car No 6199 1921
« Reply #60 on: July 17, 2019, 19:33:50 »
Sometimes it seems you have taken a step backwards-

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Re: Car No 6199 1921
« Reply #61 on: July 17, 2019, 19:35:42 »
It feels like your doing a fitting for a bespoke suit-

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« Reply #62 on: July 19, 2019, 11:47:29 »
Still a lot to do, shaping up, beading.

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« Reply #63 on: July 19, 2019, 11:48:27 »
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« Reply #64 on: July 19, 2019, 11:49:14 »
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« Reply #65 on: October 13, 2019, 15:18:42 »
Headlamps from this car have adorned the front of 31225 for the last 40 years-
   
   
   
   The pistons have no oil rings, two substantial compression, then a groove with drain holes-
   
   
   The residue of the oil in the sump stuck to your skin like tar, almost impossible to scrub off!
   The valves have no guides, run direct in the iron block, unequal stem diameters, the inlets larger than the exhausts, perhaps Anzani's were using up old stock left over from their cancelled aero engine contracts. The amount of carbon deposit under the exhaust valve heads had to to seen to believe! Bit plasticy to not hard, benzol based fuels were popular I believe, not the volativity of today's fuel. I remember a picture of Birkin filling his Alfa during a TT, would be 1931 I guess, big funnel in the tank, emptying a churn into it, fuel sloshing all over and he has a fag in his mouth!

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Re: Car No 6199 1921
« Reply #66 on: December 03, 2019, 22:49:42 »
Done a bit more, beading to the panels, running boards and spare wheel mount, though I'll need more timber for the boards, dimensions are a bit guess work first try!

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« Reply #67 on: May 16, 2020, 18:13:21 »
Update, no so much to do now, I have some rear wings I can use, but no stays, conversely, I have the stays for the fronts, but no wings   :)

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« Reply #68 on: May 16, 2020, 18:14:20 »
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« Reply #69 on: October 12, 2020, 12:41:41 »
Update, the bodywork is not far from completion now, I am currently working on the mudguards.