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Taking on building this old Esci kit and will be making some improvements along the way.

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The drive belt is molded as a single piece.  After some careful cutting and filing I opened it up.

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The kit header is that crab looking think above the pulleys on the tree.

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My take:

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The intake trumpets are in the upper right corner:

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Removed the debris cap and drilled them out. 

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Created a recess in the firewall to allow for some engine set-back.

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Excellent start JC, I've seen a few of these built up out of box.

Never seen one afx'd before! Keep going mate.

 

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9 hours ago, porschercr said:

Great start.

Trevor

Thanks Trevor

2 hours ago, dublin boy said:

Excellent start JC, I've seen a few of these built up out of box.

Never seen one afx'd before! Keep going mate.

 

I thought you might like this build Shay.  Not going to the level of my RS1800 build but we will make some improvements.

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i enjoy watching you build, your an amazing craftsman!!! Great start

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That's something I've not seen built before, much less a kit.  Like how you are picking it apart for improvements.

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9 hours ago, Scott8950 said:

i enjoy watching you build, your an amazing craftsman!!! Great start

Thanks Scott.

7 hours ago, slusher said:

Great start, I enjoy watching you build!

Thanks Carl.

6 hours ago, 89AKurt said:

That's something I've not seen built before, much less a kit.  Like how you are picking it apart for improvements.

Much like your builds Kurt just chip away at it, improving it bit by bit.

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Some history:

 

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This is gonna be a FUN project for sure!!...i love these old ESCI kits!!

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On 3/10/2020 at 2:16 PM, dublin boy said:

Keeep the revs up JC!

Indeed Shay.

19 hours ago, Dann Tier said:

This is gonna be a FUN project for sure!!...i love these old ESCI kits!!

I agree Dann Esci did some great subjects/kits, with a little help they can be a nice model.

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Wasn't happy with the header, too much if hung under the car exposed to damage that rally cars are prone too.  Fabricated this:

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Reminder this was the before header:

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Now only the outlet pipes are under the car. Also fabricated a front cross member.

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Before:

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Those headers look great!  Super clean build so far!

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It’s definitely a neat little car. I’ll enjoy watching you make it a neat little model.

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Thanks Jim & Erik.

This evening's work was fabricating a skid plate.

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Never seen twin pipes all the way down the same system  going through two silencers before JC.

I can only assume it's accurate knowing you.

Anything was possible in 1970's Italy. lol

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