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Member Since 15 Dec 2007
Offline Last Active Aug 06 2012 08:12 AM

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In Topic: Monogram Classics

06 August 2012 - 08:12 AM

I'm building an old Monogram "Mercedes Classic Coupe" from Monogram - it's a 540K. Has anybody ever built one of these, or the roadster version?

There's there are a couple of things that really have me stumped.

1) I can't figure out where to mount the fan/belt/pulley assembly. The instructions don't show it clearly. The one-piece fanbelt assembly has two holes on the back. One is behind the pulley, and it logically would fit over a pin on the front of the camshaft housing. But there's NO MATCHING PIN for the hole on the back of the fan. There's a 1/16" gap between the fan and the front cover. Makes no sense; it just hangs out there. How is the assembly supposed to be attached to the front of the motor?

2) There's a similar problem with the cam/intake manifold assembly. The two ends of the u-shaped manifold tube seem intended to fit into holes in the block, but there aren't any holes for it! How does that little assembly attach to the block? Seems unlikely they'd want the modeler to drill holes to mount a part.

I've got photos of the engines on real 540k's, but nothing seems to match.

In Topic: How to find those dropped parts!

23 July 2012 - 06:28 PM

I wear an apron with velcro attachment to the workbench. No need to get on my hands and knees looking for stuff.

Eh? How does that work? I'm seeing a bib with a strip of velcro along the bottom.

In Topic: Parafilm tip

23 July 2012 - 06:20 PM

Is it the same as Press n' Seal? Looks different.

In Topic: Mixing little bottles of paint

21 July 2012 - 01:55 PM

Follow-up on my ball bearing post: I just bought some 1/4" inch ones and they cost .50 each! Wow!

Is there a cheaper substitute? Used bearings would be ideal, but who sells used ball bearings?

Off the subject, but since I mentioned Alclad: I just tried Krylon gloss black as a base for Alclad II chrome, and it works great. It dries faster and it's a lot cheaper than Alclad black base.

In Topic: Silly about PUTTY

21 July 2012 - 01:40 PM

Where do you buy Apoxie?