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On 1/26/2021 at 8:43 AM, afx said:

Did a test, sanded off the molded spring detail and wrapped the shock body with wire.  A nice improvement I think without having to scratch build the entire coil-over.  Once the assembly is painted I will use the red coated wire to replicate the spring in lieu of the bare wire.

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Brilliant way for better realism than to go crazy with it....love how you show other ways to do things!!!

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  • 2 weeks later...

Thanks Dann.

  • Fabricated what I believe is a battery box
  • Added a fire bottle switch, it will be plumbed to the two chamber bottle included in the kit
  • Resin ignition module

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On 2/23/2021 at 12:57 PM, afx said:

These photos appear to show no forward half of a roll cage only a roll hoop and kickers behind the driver at this point of the car's development. 

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This photo appears to show no roll cage at this stage.  There does appear to be some reinforcement in the greenhouse structure however.

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As an ex-race and rally marshal it's interesting to see the late Ferrari F1 driver Gilles Villeneuve in the driving seat in the coloured picture, but Ferrari owned Lancia at the time so must have used him as a test pilot. Walter Rohrl in the black and white photo was one of their full time drivers.

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4 hours ago, PatW said:

As an ex-race and rally marshal it's interesting to see the late Ferrari F1 driver Gilles Villeneuve in the driving seat in the coloured picture, but Ferrari owned Lancia at the time so must have used him as a test pilot. Walter Rohrl in the black and white photo was one of their full time drivers.

The Giro D'Italia is a multi-day event,  Villeneuve drove some of the stages before he was called back to his F1 duties, story here:

https://supercarnostalgia.com/blog/lancia-gilles-and-the-1979-giro-d-italia

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4 hours ago, dublin boy said:

I don't understand the different diameter exhaust pipes, can you enlighten me please?

If it's like a Porsche 911 Turbo, then one is the engine exhaust, and the other is from the wastegate from the turbo.

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Dan is correct.  The lower larger diameter is the engine exhaust, the upper smaller diameter is the waste gate exhaust.  In this photo they cut the waste gate exhaust short.

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