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  1. Jaguar D-Type XKD 606 (8.12.18 Update)

    the Profil24 kit is better in a number of respects - including - I think - more accurate body and chassis and a better engine by far the Heller E jag engine and the Tamiya 6 cyl jag engines are also options but the kit engine in the Profil24 kit is quite good
  2. Jaguar D-Type XKD 606 (8.12.18 Update)

    McQueen owned an XKD sports car it was at Amelia Island three years ago really really really nice random thought: the profil 24 short note kit would make an accurate one - just add the windshield and modify the rear deck with the folded top I think more accurate than the old revel (?) kit I mite try it ....
  3. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    I agree - went back for another look at the engine in the Leno video it probably is bakelite and is brownish red sort of - gonna have to fix that ! have you ever seen the Figoni bodied Delahaye at the Rev's museum ??
  4. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    the guides or looms for the pug wires are made from Evergreen tube and rod with a peg at the base that sits into a .028 hole drilled into the valve cover the spark plugs are made from .06 mm alu tube and .042 alu nuts fr RB Motion by using a tube rather than a rod I can insert the wire that is soldered to the end of the plug wire for a secure right angle fit - a little over-scale - but no much .... each cylinder bank will have three looms and six wires and spark plugs
  5. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    the pdf is to celebrate 5,000 hits leisure time well spent ( ?? ) been working on the distributors - one for each cyl head - about one dozen bits and pieces of evergreen in each distributor next the spark plugs ..... and the plug looms that sit on the valve covers ... dogfishhead.pdf
  6. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    If you refer back to the pg 1 photos - there is one pretty good shot of the ignition distributors - two large assemblies perched on curved perforated trays at the front of the engine these are much larger than modern distributors - but they work more or less the same this was the first racing 12 cyl engine - and although the engine itself was compact - at least for it's time the distributors certainly were not ! so I'm going to make these from diff size evergreen tube, rod, and strip the assemblies will be about 4 scale inched wide and 6 scale inches tall the separate parts will be easier to finish before assembling hard to see well here - the detail will show much better once these are made and painted.
  7. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    time for a small update thinking about the spark plug wires ..... they are clipped to the plug tips at a right angle so I got some photo-etched rings made by Keyser valley models - they seem to cater to train modelers the rings are quite small - the opening in the ring is about .020 I soldered .013 silver rod through the opening to make the attachment clip - the ring is then glued into the open end of the plug wire with a 0.7 mill sleeve slipped over to hold the assembly together... the silver rod will slip into the end of an 0.60 mill tube with a nut - this will be the spark plug ...... using .016 dia plug wires - pretty close to scale accurate gotta make 12 plug wire "clips" made 6 so far ...
  8. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    most of the shaping was done with files made by www.perma-grit.com these have random toothed surfaces that are much better for working with renshape than regular files also used some sanding sticks the initial shaping is done on the renshape "stalks" - just easier to shape while they are attached ..... pic 906 is the third of four that I have to make - this has about the right shape - I'll tweek the others to get close to this .... the carbs attach to the bottom of these manifolds - there will be some guess work here - there are no good shots of these carbs as they sit down along the chassis rails - ...
  9. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    wait a minute, Tim - the workbench photo was taken AFTER I had cleaned it up .... the restored car - you can refer to the engine shots page 1 .... - used Zenith carbureters feeding 2 branches of manifolds to the cylinder heads subsequent cars used super-chargers - as did most other GP cars til the second world war ... so I am making the manifold pipes - out of renshape - per the pics time consuming - the first one wasn't quite right - I have to shape the manifolds so that they bend down - so the carbs do not interfere with the run of the chassis rails the white pegs are evergreen plastic - .035 - which are stuck into slightly larger holes drilled in the cylinder heads - the printed engine has accurate ports to locate the holes ...
  10. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    wondering of Ryan Reynolds is looking for some additional set designers for Dead Pool III what do you think ?
  11. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    the bolts are resin bits made by Master Club fr Russia they also make some neat "castle" nuts that I will use on the supension
  12. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    the engine sump - strips of evergreen plastic mostly the fins are alternating strips of 0.10 by 0.40 - and 0.15 by 0.20 - all liquid glued - this allows for some alignment while the glue sets
  13. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    thanks to Bill JC and Tim - fr the middle of Pa ..... Pico - the mesh for the radiator core - is ACS24175 1/24th sc mesh hexagon - mite still be available - check the usual suspects don't know where I got mine - I'm sometimes lax about tracking that - if you strike out I'll send you some .... also going to use "Finisher's" photo-etched No 11 screen for the engine panel openings once again - forgot to market the package with the internet source - maybe it just floated into my workshop one day a few years ago - who knows anybody seen the announcement for a super/luxury/vintage car show in Miami next February? as part of the Miami Beach art basel weekend - google Grand Basel car show ... you'all are invited - or inverted .......
  14. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    the engine is that really cool printed part that I posted at the beginning of this thing it was designed and printed without crankcase or sump detail - but I am adding this - as I think this car raced with an engine compartment opening in the undertray so I filed away the lower portion of the printed engine and sawed up some renshape for the crank case and then I'll make me an engine sump ...
  15. 1924 Delage GP - a what ?

    so back a few months ago I was working on the engine bonnet panels ... now that the radiator shell is attached to the frame I can check the panel fit - which needed a lot of trimming and tweeking - this is a little closer to what I had hoped for also a lot of work on the frame - but the changes are not as obvious now I can start to mess around with the driving compartment and the engine bay ...