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post-Irma ........

note that there is a small bike chain sprocket in the picture of the crank case shown above

the chain travels to the transmission  - alongside its casing - and then runs back to a sort of transaxle casing

difficult to machine these  -  so an internet hunt before the storm turned up ETSY - which sells old watch parts in bulk

some of the parts will be used for the sprockets -which are different sizes on the crank case and the trans case

some of the smaller gears will turn up in a later Bugatti project .....

the chain will be simulated with photo-etched "chain" links made by Aber

they don't match perfectly with the watch gears but it should look okay - will probably try to solder this together

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back to the suspension for a moment

the kit rear uprights will be used as modified with evergreen bits

and the rear suspension arms from the Deeks' kit will be used as modified

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Very cool. I missed this previously...and I have the Merit kit. Really like what you're doing with the tube frame and guts represented. Most excellent.

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Very impressed with the work you're doing here.

I built a few of these Merit kits back in the last century when they were new but nothing to this level.

steve

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Where did you get the Aber chains? I have a use for those.

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