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I'm planing on building a 917 chassis out of brass, in 1/6 or 1/8 scale, grinno.gif haven't decided yet, if you got any ideas I'd love to hear them.

but before i spend a bunch of money on a few dozen feet of brass I've started a "mini" version, wheelbase was shrunk to 80mm, Plan is hopefully I'll learn something building it before i tackle the big one. So I'm not spending much time squaring anything up or being really specific, quick and dirty, so far I've only put like 3 hours in, enough ramblings here's some pics...

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What you've got so far for a small-scale Q&D looks pretty good to me. Are you planning to do an entire 917 in 1/6 or 1/8...I assume scratch-building everything?

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Wow, this is wonderful work. If I weren't new around here I would probably know "Excellence was expected"-ha! I just finished reading "The unfair advantage" and the development work Donohue did with the 917-10 and 917-30 versions-it was very interesting. I love the Can-Am, but prefer the vision of the coupe blasting down the Mulsanne in the rain. Thanks, I'll enjoy watching your work.

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Looks like yours will be stronger than the real ones!

I love 917s but they were no place to have an accident!

Brilliant brass work.

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Amazing project you've got going there! Given the detail you're putting into it don't forget the Schrader valve. To check for cracks they pressurized the chassis with air and watched a gauge for loss.

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