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    1. Kit: Pocher Bugatti type 50 Coupé de Ville, by (Yearly Subscriber) ThierryD86 is offline
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      Started: 09-10-16 Build Revisions: Never  
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      Hello

      As I said in my introduction on this forum, 26 years have passed since I've begun the assembly of this precious and rare model, and 24 since I abandonned it on the shelf, gathering dust and rust.
      Recently, I woke up, and decided to re-start it, and, if possible, achieve it.
      I disassembled entirely the model and began this resurrection !


      Actually, "she" is in this state:
      - Chassis with frame rails, brakes, fuel tank, rear and front axle assembled
      - engine with many extra details ( according to the reference photos of Paul Koo's DVD and other found on the net, particularly on gallery section of Tthis website), mounted on the chassis with B002 Engine mount of MCM (Thanks Marvin )
      - Steering box installed with personal and extra detailing.
      - Engine mounted on the frame.
      - Extra detailed firewall achieved and mounted
      - Radiator with some improvements mounted too

      I've added or am going to doit, numerous parts or advanced features as:
      - Speedometer cable
      - Tachometer cable
      - Functional linkage of accelerator Pocher Bugatti type 50 Coupé de Ville: à résurrection.
      working on carburetors and supercharger
      And many others...


      As much as possible, I used bolts instead of screws, and, where not, I painted the screws in black, to hide them.
      The chassis was painted with automotive black primer Pocher Bugatti type 50 Coupé de Ville: à résurrection. , which gave it a softly grained aspect.
      For all the engine parts, I used Alclad Pocher Bugatti type 50 Coupé de Ville: à résurrection. metal paints with my airbrush Pocher Bugatti type 50 Coupé de Ville: à résurrection. , and here and there, tamiya Pocher Bugatti type 50 Coupé de Ville: à résurrection. paints with a soft or a dry brush.
      Many details are scratched with aluminium sheet (0.3 mm thickness), Styrène sheet and rods, brass or copper or alu tubes and rods (from 0.3 mm to 2 mm) , micro bolts and threaded rod, micro washers, destroyed watch parts or photo-etched parts(engine cam covers, photo-etched grill for the radiator), thanks to Ebay
      Several parts have been modified when necessary, especially to make them closer to the real ones.


      And now, some overviews of the model, in its actual state....more detailed photos of the step by step building to go later if anybody is interested


















      Ps: I didn't found the way to put an explicit picture of my building before the title of the thread.. So, if anyone could help me...


      Pocher Bugatti type 50 Coupé de Ville: à résurrection.

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  1. PROPELLER's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    I totally agree with Egon and Roger...
    Once the drilling done, forget the mill! Files, sweat and time will be your friends!

    Dan.
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    You're probably right saying that.....But, my first attempt of this lever has been made quite entirely on the milling machine, and hasn't broken.

    Why ?
    I do think that for this first attempt, the finest end of the lever was situated on the free end of my brass bar, and the thickest (and so, the strongest) one in the middle of the bar.
    For my second attempt, I've incorrectly reversed the lever's matrix , and the finest end of the lever (so, the weakest ) became situated in the middle of the bar...the vibrations induced on the lever while milling have probably provoked the fracture....

    Well, third attempt tomorrow.....If it breaks another time, I'll think to try the filing method

    Thanks guys for your help and c omments


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    Pocher Bugatti type 50 Coupé de Ville: à résurrection.
    Well guys
    This third attempt of the brake lever has been entirely rough shaped and then refined on the milling machine.
    I've used the files only for rounding off sharp edges of top part of the lever:



    

    Once separated from the rod, I got this part, on which a lot of work remains to do:



    Essentially to round off the bottom of the lever, and then polish I before making a second one, and nickel plating them

    Stay tuned if you like and thanks for watching



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    Pocher Bugatti type 50 Coupé de Ville: à résurrection.
    The best is the enemy of good

    I was rounding off the bottom of the lever on the milling machine, when suddenly, the tiny bit , quite achieved, said bye bye to the pin on which I had fixed it and has flown somewhere in my workshop
    It has been impossible to find it after 1 hour in kneeled position on the floor





    Fortunately, tonight, I've found my lever on the floor, enlightening it in the dark

    Here it is; it remains a little bit of work on the milling machine to decrease the thickness at the bottom, and then filing and polishing it:



    Stay tuned if you like




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    Thierry,

    I am very glad you found that part! It looks like you had taken a lot of care in making it.

    Your work is always nice, and loosing a part every now and then is something we all experience! -and it was for a very short time very exciting I'm sure!

    Then of course one hour on your knees! (I have gone longer, only to find the part somehow got into a pocket!!)

    Thank you for all that you have shown, and shared!

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    Sounds familiar to me! Your incident was programmed: while turning, the cutting tool has a tendency to lift the part. I never machine such details, only by hand with a file.
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    Well Roger, now you can see that it's possible !
    Probably it's not the better nor easier way to make this kind of job, but I wanted to experiment a method and see if I was able to succeed.
    Now I know !
    I've a second front lever to machine.
    And hopefully, my mishaps with the first one will help me to do the job quicker, safer and better....

    For the rear brake levers, it will be another challenge, because, as we can see on reference pictures and looking at the amazing work of PROPELLER, they have a "S" shape


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    In that situation, I would turn a tool with an head (like a screw, without thread) and clamp it into the chuck. That way, it cannot fly away. In your picture, the lever is too far away from the chuck, you have a lack of rigidity; the part to be worked on should be as near as possible from the chuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Zimmermann View Post
    In that situation, I would turn a tool with an head (like a screw, without thread) and clamp it into the chuck. That way, it cannot fly away. In your picture, the lever is too far away from the chuck, you have a lack of rigidity; the part to be worked on should be as near as possible from the chuck.
    Excellent advice, Roger, Thanks a lot


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    Pocher Bugatti type 50 Coupé de Ville: à résurrection.
    Here is the lever quite achieved (remains to opening the upper "eye", polishing and nickel plating), with its bolt, washer and nut:



    Stay tuned if you like and thanks for watching



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    Hi chaps and gentlemen...
    There will be a little break for this construction, because I'm on holidays since half an hour, and I leave France for Canada tomorrow evening, for three weeks.
    See you soon.


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