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    1. Kit: , by (Yearly Subscriber) koehlerkment is offline
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      Long time ago, in the late 1970s I bought the Pocher Fiat F2. I remember how disappointed I was about the quality. I resolved to improve the model, but soon found out that that was an impossible undertaking. In the eraly eigties I travelled to Turin, which is a convenient 600 kms from my place. I was allowed by a kind museum warden to take pictures of the original Fiat F2 in the Museum Carlo Biscaretti di Ruffia (you find these pictures in the SMC Gallery).

      But I never got round to actually building the car, three kids, wife, job demanded most of my time. Five years ago I finally retired and turned to modelling again.

      I started with the engine. In 1984 I was on a trip to the UK and visited Beaulieu Museum. The librarian supplied two photocopies of the 1905 100hp engine, which is almost identical with the 1907 130 hp (see Gallery).

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      As you can see, polystyrene Yet another Fiat 130 hp sheet is the material I deemed easiest to work.

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      From the start I intended to install an electric motor and make all parts movable. A resolution that caused multiple problems but they were worth the result. It turned out that one motor alone was not realy suitable. so I decide to use two gear head motors, each with a maximum 500 rpm at six volts.
      One turns the crankshaft cog wheel, the other the flywheel. The cog wheel is module .3.

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      The two cog wheels on the camshaft nearly drove me crazy. Hours and hours at the mill, several wheels ruined before I was successful. The smallerwheel drives the magneto. It sits on a protruding axle stub of the bigger wheel, around which it can turn. The first cam can be seen on the shaft. It is fixed by a stud screw. Just behind the camshaft wheel there is a grooved ring that slides lengthwise on the shaft. Two bars soldered into the shaft that engage into correspoding grooves in the ring ensure that it can't rotate on the shaft. Through two diagonal slits it turns the smaller cogwheel a few degrees when moved forward or backward. This was the advance/retard mechanism of the magneto.

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      All wheels mounted. Not perfect, but they will hardly be seen on the car.

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      To enable to correct the mesh of the wheels the bearing ot the camshaft has a bore that is slightly off centre. So by turning you adjust the mesh.

      So far for today. More will follow soon.

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  1. koehlerkment's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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    The oil tank behind the engine was pretty straightforward. The pictures need no explaining.

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    The carburettor as it is on the car today is not the original one. In the late 1980s I purchased a blueprint copy from the Archivio Storico Turin which bears the caption "Carburateur - Voiture de Course 1907". The picture doesn't show all of the caption, and I don't have the copy any more. I gave it back to the Archivio during my last visit in 2015. The curator, a very kindly and helpful man, was sorry to tell me that all the blueprints on the 130hp 1907 race car had disappeared during the move from the old archive in a factory building to the present building. By the way, you can still have copies of blueprints of other cars at the horrifying price of 30 € each.

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    Regrettably there was only the side view, no plan view.

    Research on the net and in the book "Le grandi Fiat" (a terrific source) showed that on the rear side a tube was fixed that led to the exhaust to preheat the induction air. A kind of metal hull led the air along the exhaust tube.

    Here is an example of air preheating on a 1905 Fiat.

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    Two more pictures of a similar carb, this time from a Mercedes.

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    A period picture of a 1905 100hp car raced in the Vanderbilt Cup shoes a similaly shaped carb, called "box carb".

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    Yet another (1907?) Vanderbilt Fiat racer showing the preheater tube between the exhaust tubes.
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    So I sized down the measures to 1/8 and this is the result:

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    There are 62 parts that make up the carb.

    Hope you enjoy my work.

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    Looking perfect there, very nice

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    Thank you, Egon.

    I've come to the conclusion that the flat iron crossmembers underneath the engine were added at a later time. Probably the chassis weakened through prolonged rough handling. The engine does not reinforce the chassis, as it is simply bolted on on top of the side member fitttings. I've made up my mind to do without the tachometer and the tach drive from the water pump shaft. Considering the rough tracks, the tach needle would most probably have swung wildly. What's more, I think a 1907 race car driver judged the revs by ear.

    The water pump itself was a fairly easy thing to make, yet the first version had too big a diameter, so the shaft was not parallel to the engine.

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    The shaft and cog wheel. The wheel runs in a roller bearing that is clamped in the support.

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    On the shaft I have added a device which looks like a governor, but isn't.

    The first encounter with this thing was in the Fiat 100 hp blueprint in "Le grandi Fiat". The print is rather soiled, so at first I had no idea what it meant.

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    Obviously it was part of the water pump shaft, and acted upon the carb lever. Then I came across a picture in the net that shows the 1908 race engine. And there it was again, this time wonderfully clear.

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    In a contemporary article I read that the device automatically pulled back the carb lever in case of a broken return spring, and also returned the carb to idling faster when the gas pedal was released.

    This little thing almost drove me nuts.

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    I was luck to be able to buy the 2 mm brass balls already drilled through.
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    The left side will be fixed to the shaft, the two studs on the right will engage in oblong holes in the carb lever. The ring with the studs rotates on the hollow axle. The bolts are .8 mm.
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    On the right, the first version; it was too large and struck the sump. There were first and second and third versions quite often during the build.
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    So far for today. Hope you enjoy my report.

    Sorry, the picture underneath somehow got there as an attachment. I haven't found out yet how to delete it.

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    Last edited by koehlerkment; 03-20-17 at 03:53 PM.

  5. MODEL A MODEL's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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    Very nice, clean work! Your work researching is just as important. -Don

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    Nice parts; you are lucky to find clear drawings, they help a lot.

  7. koehlerkment's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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    Thank you, gentlemen. A praise from superior craftsmen like you is an incentive.

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