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Pocher Alfa engine in its cradle....update
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    1. Kit: , by (Super Moderator) Mario Lucchini is offline
      Builder Last Online: Jun 2011 Show Printable Version Email this Page
      Model Scale: 1/8 Rating:  Thanks: 1
      Started: 10-31-09 Build Revisions: Never  
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      Sitting on the unprimed and unpainted but very sanded and trimmed mainframe, the Alfa engine shows the spark plug wire loom just as it is found in the prototype.
      That is to say, a concentric tube over the radiator bracing...
      It was made from a 5/32 KS aluminum tube which was milled and drilled to receive the wires coming from the spark plugs and the distributor....
      Notice that the wires from the distibutor enters the loom in the correct firing sequence...
      Last pic shows the prototype's solution...

      As per Paul Koo's instructions, the engine was mounted 10 mm backwards, which is the correct position it has on the prototype, but which forces you to make a lot of changes, for example, the extension made for the hand starter crank...

      The backing of the engine is the only solution to correctly align the hood over the radiator housing and the firewall in a later assembly sequence...

      The starter crank handle was provided with a wooden sleeve, as found in some prototypes...Notice the special part not provided in the kit, to align the crank axle to the front crossmember...

      Look at these pics now, cause the engine will be dismounted from the main frame till further notice...

      Next step, priming and painting the mainframe and body parts...

      Cheers


      Mario

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  1. Tage's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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    We really miss you amigo.
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    does any one make a complete brass frame or frames for any of the pocher kite I also can see the pocher engines blocks are a dull gray and the seams fit badly why not use cnc technology to make a better engine blocks so that one can fool the eye thinking its the real thing sean yellow horse
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    Sean.
    A brass frame for a Pocher Kit would be prohibitally expensive.
    The Engine blocks we "generally" bolt together with aftermarket bolts.
    Some fileing, filling and painting and we are good to go.
    Duke of Burl
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    This fellow is working on a cast Alfa chassis:http://www.modelcarspecials.com/kitalfachassi.html
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