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1924 Delage GP - a what ?


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There is a brace that runs from the top of the radiator back to the engine bulkhead - thats made from a length of  brass rod and .07 mil nickel tube - had some neat little O-rings - from Ebay I think - they were used to secure a length of tin .014 wire - that’s the water temp line.  

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Well. ..   its my turn …

the bad news is that, well, i got COVID - but very mild …

the good news is that i don’t have to shave this week - and i can watch the TT Isle of Man Bike races in MAVTV  !

oh, and I’ve got  some time to assemble the rear suspension …. Thats nice …

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The parts were made a long while ago - but the assembly had to wait until the body was glued to the frame …. The shocks are a little askew but once its done it should hold up …. I needed strength because of the weight of the model  -  this metal is a little heavier than white metal …. Denser ?  Pico mite know …

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1 hour ago, absmiami said:

Well. ..   its my turn …

the bad news is that, well, i got COVID - but very mild …

the good news is that i don’t have to shave this week - and i can watch the TT Isle of Man Bike races in MAVTV  !

oh, and I’ve got  some time to assemble the rear suspension …. Thats nice …

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To Bad, But I put on my mask so I could safely read the rest of the posts 1785478460_maskedsmiley.gif.5060ba8352898172360078f9262823bf.gif😁

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Gracias codi

must be feeling better since I’m posting this on farmer’s hours …

we’ll call this the “Master Club castle nut on a stick post” -  the Master Club bolts are printed with bolt dimensions that are a bit too thick for scale and sometimes without enough scale length for suspension parts - but no one else seems to make the castle nuts so I’ve been experimenting with ways to make scale castle nuts out of the bolt castings …

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So i mount the bolts into a pin vise - nice and tight - remove the bolt printing - and drill open the center - in this case i’m using the 1.6 mil castle bolt and drilling a .035 in hole …. Then onto the tooth pick for Sharpie painting and safe keeping - this is hit and miss - you’ll mess some up - but the master club bolts are sold with dozens of bolts in each package… and yes I’m Optivisoring the whole deal …

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Dept of Corrections …

the bonnett race number didnt quite hug the first louver - even with lots of Micro Sol - so i opened the section of the decal that never quite snuggled into the  recess and added some white acrylic paint - and since these numbers were brush painted anyway - this is looks fine …

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Been thinking about the

finish on the tires - I like the Tamiya rubber black - these would have been made from actual rubber - but the Grand Prix were held - still in ‘24 - on unpaved courses - so I dirtied up the suspension leaf bindings and I’m thinking that I want to add some dust/mud/clay/cinder to the tire treads - and maybe some oil stains to the sidewall ?

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Sebring yes, Pierre - but dont wait for me ….   

Charlie - thanks - was just in your neckofthewoods - son I just got married in West Adams -  lovely fall colors and skin-the-tourists prices !

so next is a pattern cut fr masking tape for the race number on the rad grill …

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10 hours ago, absmiami said:

Sebring yes, Pierre - but dont wait for me ….   

Charlie - thanks - was just in your neckofthewoods - son I just got married in West Adams -  lovely fall colors and skin-the-tourists prices !

so next is a pattern cut fr masking tape for the race number on the rad grill …

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No West Adams here....Adams and North Adams. But yes, very pretty in October/early November, and they'll get you with hotel rooms and such. That's when a lot of the people there make their money for the year. The rest of the time it's a pretty tough-up area unless you're one of the very wealthy families in Williamstown.

I love that grille lettering. When I was 11, I built the Lindberg 1/16 Stutz Bearcat, and numbered the radiator. For a kid and very low-tech kit, it came out pretty nice. I'm looking for another one of those now to build, and display it as a then/now with improved building skills. I'd like to think I learned something over the last thirty+ years.

Charlie Larkin

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