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1/8 Ford Cosworth DFV engine

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Hello everyone,

finally found some time to start another one of my big-scale scratchbuilt engines. And even better I remembered to take some WIP pics this time, so here are some parts of my DFV build.

I started with the Hewland gearbox because it's fun to do with all those nuts&bolts, and since this engine will be loosely based on the Lotus 72, there will be inboard brakes! That explains the brakediscs.

The valve cover was made by using the famous "bare-metal and wipe" method, worked like a charm, thanks to everybody who described it here on the forum!

 

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And yes. There is some lovely red

goop seeping out of the transaxle. Can even see

it on my I phone ...

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Yes, I really wanted to make some sealing this time, so I used red insulation tape on the parting surfaces.

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Everyone, thanks for looking!

Dave, I'm 3D-printing the nuts&bolts myself. There's not much 1/8 stuff available anyway.

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Man, that is really nice. Love those nuts and bolts. How did you paint "Ford" on the valve covers?

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Mein Gott im Himmel!? Very nice work. As someone else mentioned, the textures are beautiful.

Edited by Straightliner59

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@John: I used Bare Metal Foil on the emblems first, painted over it, and removed the paint on the raised parts of the emblems again. That method has been described several times on this forum, and it works great.

Now for some more WIP: completed the brakes and mounted everything on the Hewland. One  caliper is made up of 16 parts now. Guess inboard brakes have a lot of problems and are rarely used, but they look great. It's that kind of sexy machinery that motivates my builds. Now on to the main engine...

 

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The Hewland family is pleased to announce the birth of their 24th scale baby Hewland ....

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Thanks, Andy, Art.

Now it's on to the block - assembling the basic parts and the pumps. Those were a lot of work to design, with all the variations details. Enjoy!

 

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Wow, couldn’t look more real! How are you getting the raw brushed surfaces look?

BTW, I have one of your 1/24 GT40 MarkII engines on the way...Got it from Randy at Modelbuilders. I want to make a stand for it and display it next to my Le Mans GT40?

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Thanks for buying one of my engines Josh! Would be glad to see your build here!

For the raw cast surfaces I use black primer spray "dusted" on to get that rough surface, followed by Alclad dull alu and a bit of oil color washing.

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That sump is  ...  sumptuous 

here’s what the sump looks like on your 24th scale casting. 
well call this “junior” ...

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Stunning work as usual Mike, The oil pumps are a work of art in them selves and your attention to the details even down to the raised lettering is very impressive.  Can't wait for more.

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