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ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 1/8 Restoration

1/8 scale pocher alfa romeo

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#1 darthmark71

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:24 PM

Hi everybody, 

I am a fan of 1/8 scale, new to this forum and I would like to share with you my restoration project of a badly assembled and even worse restored in the 90's Alfa Romeo 8C2300 Monza from Pocher

As you can see from the pictures of the model before the beginning of restoration the conditions where very bad.

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disassembling the car 

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The engine is the first part being taken care.

Pocher models are fine but they have many imperfections in shape, mould, wrong components and so on. If you have ever built a Pocher you know how painful can be to get the parts to match.

All the cast on nuts and bolts have been removed and 1mm holes have been drilled. Brass hex head screws have been used. The engine mounts have been modified to correct shape so the steering can be mounted correctly and the ugly pocher screws recess filled with putty and also the engine halves have been joined and filled with putty then sanded

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The oil pan with brass hex nuts and copper rivets

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The exhaust modified as a two piece

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 04:09 AM

Great to have you here. Keep posting.



#3 darthmark71

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 01:08 AM

Pocher engine, notice the flat support and ugly alternator and starter

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Prototype, notice it is round shaped

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 04:38 AM

Some parts of the engine

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:36 AM

What a cool project. I'll be watching this one. 



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:01 AM

Some progress on the engine.

The back plate for the compressor is too narrow and a 2mm widening has been done with styrene strips. (to be shaped)

One the engine mounts the holes are opened for the fuel and oil lines, and for the wiring. 

 

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 12:11 PM

Looking good.



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:56 AM

The frame had those ugly and not prototypically correct damper and spring mounts. So they have been flattened and new ones are under work. The new ones will be machined aluminum

 

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 10:57 PM

Hello everybody, some pics of the real engine.

 

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 12:39 AM

Very interesting watching this.



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Posted 19 May 2013 - 10:48 PM

test fitting of the machined chassis supports for dampers and springs. The machined parts are made for testing the dimensions and fitting on the rails, I will post soon the definitive parts.

 

 

 

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:14 AM

The engine showing correct generator support

 

 

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:18 AM

Here are the rear axle with correct brake lever supports and the head covers with brass acorn nuts

 

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 10:22 PM

Looks great, love the detailing!!