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absmiami

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About absmiami

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  • Location Miami Fl
  • Full Name Andrew Sapiro

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  1. absmiami added a post in a topic Cooper barn find   

    some more detail - including some structural webbing cast into the crankcase - added w bits and pieces of evergreen strip
    the head removed for some more mods
    and the crankcase sides lacked the cast fins or slots
    added with sections of evergreen railroad siding sheet



  2. absmiami added a post in a topic Cooper barn find   

    have you ordered your Resin Jag D yet fr Profil 24 ??????
    oh, the storm ...
    luxuriating in air conditioning 100 miles north of Miami -
    house will be fine - whenever we get back  -  florida "gold coast' did much better than the Naples ft Myers area ...
     
  3. absmiami added a post in a topic Cooper barn find   

    these are some internet images of the Norton engine - showing the driver's left side of the engine


  4. absmiami added a post in a topic Cooper barn find   

    so the casting did not include the  bottom of the crank case - which I am adding - it will poke out of the bottom
    of the engine bay - just some evergreen strip and liquid glue - then  sanded and filed to shape
    and some initial crank case details  - again fr bits of evergreen stock


  5. absmiami added a post in a topic Cooper barn find   

    hunkered down in Jupiter and still w power
    so here's an update w some work that was actually done a couple months ago
    the kit engine casting -  a Norton Manx - is a two piece affair that shows its age
    but it's a start ...


  6. absmiami added a post in a topic Cooper barn find   

    oops
    gotta take an Irma break !
    see you on the - other side .....
     

  7. absmiami added a post in a topic Cooper barn find   

    http://www.permagrit.com/index.php?cPath=80_82
    free plug
    I use these files and rotary sanders to shape renshape
    they work fast and do not clog ....
    renshape doesn't like  metal files  .... accept to leave file markings for bead welds etc
     
     
  8. absmiami added a post in a topic Cooper barn find   

     the engine - where's the engine ? - needs an oil tank
    the tank in the Cooper Mark IX sat on the back of the frame - with it's cap peeking thru an opening in the tail
    as with the fuel tank - it was made from Renshape - shaped with files and sanding sticks
    the cap is one of the Deek's kit white metal parts



  9. absmiami added a post in a topic K&R Kustoms+Rods "barn find" dry lakes belly tanker   

    could you tow this to the Atlanta NNL South event this year ?  would like to eyeball it
     
    thanks 
  10. absmiami added a post in a topic Cooper barn find   

    the fuel tank sits on the frame rails with the fuel cap poking out of back of the nose cowling
    made from the block of renshape - files and sanding sticks ....
    brackets supporting the tank are made from evergreen "H" and "L" shaped stock - liquid glued
    renshape has no grain - so I can paint it alu or use some sort of foil - probably gonna paint



  11. absmiami added a post in a topic Cooper barn find   

    now have the front suspension brackets attached
     


  12. absmiami added a post in a topic Cooper barn find   

    now that the nose is sawed apart - you can see the difference in thickness of the merit molded plastic compared to the
    casting made by Guido of Scalekraft, once I did some thinning with some sanding drums
    easier to thin Guido's resin castings than the injected molded plastic used by Merit - and this allows me to add all this other stuff ....
    just viewed Randy's brass carbs in his GT40 build
    YIKES 
     
     

  13. absmiami added a post in a topic Cooper barn find   

  14. absmiami added a post in a topic Cooper barn find   

    attn. gramps ...
    have you perused the Profil24 website lately ?
    they are making a certain Jaguar kit you mite find tempting ... and in the correct scale ....
  15. absmiami added a post in a topic Cooper barn find   

    Dept of corrections II 
    sometimes I lose the written posts
    sometimes I lose my mind
    oh well
    I have now corrected the roll bar height with some plastic and putty - visible with the brown rings
    the bar should now sit up close to the engine cover and right behind the top of the racing seat - I'll use the kit seat - which is quite good
    and now there is a hoie in the bottom of the shell - in case you wondered where the engine went - engine soon