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    Andrew Sapiro
  1. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    hinges assembled for initial check strength is good - but I need some more "fold" will correct this while I add more details to the bonnet
  2. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    filing the slots on the smaller hinge - but using the same square files and soldering the second length of tube for the opposing hinge ...
  3. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    So I sawed apart a section of the right hand bonnet to make a second hinge - per the photos trying a smaller dia. brass tube - 0.70 mil - which in scale is about 3/4 of an inch closer to scale than the central hinge - but I wanted some extra strength at the center...
  4. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    it hinges - but I need more "hinge" - will have to file away some more metal
  5. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    still upside down ? oh well managed to reduce the thickness of the bonnet panels to about .040 - which is reasonable how much metal have I filed off of this thing ? See the jar ...
  6. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    bet files that are too large might load improperly ??
  7. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    not sure why these are loading upside down stupid computer tricks ... more bonnet prep more filing
  8. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    hope these load properly will try to re-post if not
  9. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    and yes - balsa wood can ignite - "so don't try this at home" 1.0 mil tube soldered w tix solder onto bonnet edge and then hand filed for the hinge Pico's casting uses - I think - burillium (?) which seem to be less prone to deform while soldering - higher melting temp? don't think you can do this on the Finecast white metal - has anyone been able to ?? always wanted to try this - Wingrove has made his bonnet hinges from brass for decades .... still not real time - but I'm catching up ....
  10. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    changes to bonnet for the '24 "hybrid" restored car - soldered over the rear inward louvers and filed and sanded everything smooth now starting to file channels on either end of the bonnet to retain the bonnet straps again - used tape to guide the filing
  11. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    now to the bonnet - which was cast in two parts = with lots (unavoidable) of excess of wh metal buildup and flash using mostly hand drills, and large to small metal files, I am prepping the surface - top and bottom openings will be covered in mesh - and removing ALOT of white metal - have to reduce the thickness of the parts by about 50%
  12. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    the CMK razor saws sold thru the UMM-USA site came in handy here taped guidelines on to the tail and sawed narrow slots to outline the lid over the fuel tank this will not open - the metal beneath is too thick and the tank underneath is not original on the restored car anyway
  13. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    and rest in peace, Dan ....
  14. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    the '24 car had a recess in the body work so that the riding mechanic sat slightly behind the driver so with more files and steel cutting burs I have made the recess and I removed some of the louvers - the casting is accurate for the 25 car - which ran with added louvers the last shot has some taped guidelines as I began to cut narrow lines to simulate the shape of the fuel tank cover
  15. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    "Thanks for allowing us to come along for the ride" by the way - it's a rather dangerous ride ... I think two of the team drivers were killed in races in 1925. It was that era ..... very fast cars and dirt circuits - yikes