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#1 Bluemiles22

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 05:26 AM

I was just wondering does anyone have any success with this? I picked up a set and it seems insanely tedious to work with the tiny pieces. Any pictures of the finished product would help, also how to mount the pices to the carbs. Thanks

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 06:16 AM

Tiny photo-etch parts can be a bit intimidating at first. Follow directions on package. Lose several pieces that fly away when touched. Try a little trial and error. It will become less tedious and more comfortable to mess with these detail parts after some practice. Clear enamel was suggested to me for mounting pieces, super-glue works at times too. Sorry no pics. Good luck. Soon enough you will be saying "bring on the photo-etch"

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:50 AM

Thanks or the reply. I'm sure with a little patience ill get it but I was just curious to see the finished product on a model.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:42 AM

photo etch is as easy as, well, taking out your own appendix

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:10 PM

Needle point tweezers can be of help too. The kind used in jewelry making.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:07 PM

photo etch is as easy as, well, taking out your own appendix


Do you have any photos of the appendix procedure? I'm all about DIY.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:10 PM

I cover one side of my photo-etch with blue painters tape to keep the parts from flying when they are cut.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:17 PM

what size wire do you use for the linkage to fit in thta small hole?

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 04:11 PM

Ok guys after hours of squinting and cursing, I think I finally got it. I used 8 gauge guitar string to mount the pieces and it doesn't look half bad.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:42 AM

Just a related FYI: something I've been saving for throttle-return springs is burned-out lightbulb filaments. They come in a lot of different sizes and are perfect little coil springs. Be sure to wear leather gloves and eye protection if you salvage them.

Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 09 October 2012 - 06:43 AM.


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:55 AM

I have found wrapping 28ga wire around a pin or needle makes appropriate sized throttle return springs and you can make them as long that way as you like.

remember to google image search carbs if you really want to get your PE dressed carbs to look like the real thing.

Edited by blunc, 09 October 2012 - 06:55 AM.