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    1. Kit: POcher, by (VIP/Sponsor) PROPELLER is offline
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      Hi gentlemen!
      A come back... First, many thanks to ThierryD, who inspired me with his gorgeous "resurection"...It's time to me to restore and convert my old T50 to a T46 Surprofilée. Why? I do love the sensual lines and the single overhead camshaft motor of this beauty ...





      Well, found in my barn:






      Yes, some work are needed...
      Let's go!




      First, the front axle, the unique Bugatti front axle.
      In a bad shape now, but...




      Revisited!




      Parts , on the left Pocher, the rest mine, after some work on lathe, milling machine, and so one, and some hours of course...




      Welcome Bugatti lovers!
      "Vive la marque"

      Thanks for looking,
      Dan.
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  1. Egon's Avatar Moderator
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    A very great start, looking forward to see the rest, it's about time you came on again.

    There is a Surprofile body on ebay Germany 65 €
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    Well, Daniel, I think you'll make a better job than me, and I can't wait to see following steps :)
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    Hi all!


    Egon, you are a spy! Every where, every time, thank you... I bought one.
    To Thierry, better, why? Different for sure...
    Well, front axel more, for a long time:





    My goal, in my dreams:





    But remember, each chassis is unique. As long as you keep the Bugatti's technology in the right time for a model, you
    can be in the truth!














    Devil is in the details!


    Thank you for watching...
    Dan.


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    Nice job Dan
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    Well, front axle again?
    Not finished, but some progress:





    Springs and brakets for "Repusseau" shocks absorbers:











    Brakes tie-rods:





    Many time for the small pieces...








    Dan.


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    Beautiful work and details!
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    Nice work! You have 4 retainers for the blades at one end of the spring assembly; there should be some at the other end or not?
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    Thank you Tourpretendent, thank you also to our master Roger...

    To Roger, only in front, that make sense, blades are fixed in the middle:



    Dan.


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    OK, Dan, I see. I asked because I'm more confortable with US constructions. As an example, here is the rear spring from a Mark II:



    You can see that not all blades are guided, but the guides are installed front and rear.

    Now, the other question to the Bugatti: how are the guides attached to the springs? The answer to the Mark II (and most all US makes):



    Bugatti was known for unconventional solutions; I suppose this is the same for the spring...
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    Hi all!


    To Roger, guides ont he the Bugatti's springs? None! But Remember, your are talking about the 70', we are
    are here in the 30'...


    Well, let's get back to the front gear, almost finished, the proof is already there brake cables, a solution
    that the genius Ettore retained well after the appearance of the hydraulic brakes, to which he
    don't believe! A good illustration of "who can best can the worst" ...


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    Connections, the underside of the realization, I know that some like ...


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    And the brakes? Mr Pocher was given a lot of trouble for them.
    Well, they disappeared, in favor of a small mechanism that will keep the tension of the cable:


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    The rear brake rods, which are specific because they are remote, are ready:


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    Rear brakes, would that imply that I will switch to the rear axle?
    Right, and there's going to be sport!


    Dan.


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    Some trouble...
    It will be better:


    To Roger, guides ont he the Bugatti's springs? None! But Remember, your are talking about the 70', we are
    are here in the 30'...




    Top, below:















    Connections...






    And the brakes? Mr Pocher was given a lot of trouble for them.
    Well, they disappeared, in favor of a small mechanism that will keep the tension of the cable:





    The rear brake rods, with offset are ready...





    Rear brakes, would that imply that I will switch to the rear axle?
    Right, and there's going to be sport!


    Dan.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PROPELLER View Post

    To Roger, guides ont he the Bugatti's springs? None! But Remember, your are talking about the 70', we are
    are here in the 30'...
    No, no! those pictures are from a fifties car! During the forties, they were similar (at least in the US); my knowledge from the thirties is to vague to pretend something. Anyway, Mr. Bugatti was "special", and not far away from Mr. Ford who disliked hydraulic brakes too!
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    Dan,

    I'm following this with great interest.

    Is there any chance you could share how you make your steering arms and brake levers. yours make the Pocher kit come to life.

    Thank-you,
    John
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    Hi gentlemen!

    To John, unfortunately, no secret! Drilling, filling, sanding BUGATTI T46 Surprofilée 1/8 , hours...



    Well, today, rear axle, not so bad by Pocher:




    First step, on the lathe, trumpets:




    The same, almost terminated, and in situ:







    Now, the beginning of surgery, to reduce the thicknesses of the case lips, on the milling machine:




    More cutting, and after, filling...




    Why? To approach the real differential/gear box, of course!




    Boring, but...




    Thanks for looking in,
    Dan.


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