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New for 1949! The Hurricane Typhoon!


Paul Payne
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Very interpative creation of post war modern design. May I suggest since the name is Hurricaine Typhoon The designers might have used surplus Napier engines from the Hawker Typhoon fighters. 

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The Napier Sabre is a British H-24-cylinder, liquid-cooled, sleeve valve, piston aero engine, designed by Major Frank Halford and built by D. Napier & Son during World War II. The engine evolved to become one of the most powerful inline piston aircraft engines in the world, developing from 2,200 hp (1,600 kW) in its earlier versions to 3,500 hp (2,600 kW) in late-model prototypes.

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This is a picture of the Alfa Romeo straight engine that inspired the V-16 design. Note that the cam shafts are centrally driven instead of driven from one end. This was to reduce torque twist. Essentially the engine was designed as two 4 cylinder blocks with the gear tower in the center, also driving the supercharger.

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Thank you for sharing the buildup on the engine, it is such an interesting design. I also loved the inspirations photos - particularly the Seca Design. When I saw your model, my mind was taken to the Norman Timbs Special.

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Really great concept Paul.  The bodywork, paint, and engine design are beautifully done! 

I haven't seen anyone comment on the 'fingernail decorating tape' idea yet.  I'm going to look into that.  It's a great idea for chrome trim.  It would sure beat trying to cut Bare Metal Foil into thin strips for side molding. 

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Joe, thanks for picking up on that. Next time Betsy gets a haircut, I will stop at the beauty supply store next door and check things out. I don't do well with panel lines, especially into putty- the edges always crumble, so I want to try black- flat if they have it.

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