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      It is not my intent to start this "New" project right away,(I have as of yet to put two Model A parts together) but in collecting references I noticed a detail I thought I should share.

      I do not know if this is unique or if it is a feature common to all the 8C engine blocks? -The hollow access on the underside of the motor mounts that extend to the chassis rails?


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    ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 ENGINE MODEL - 1/4th SCALE
    Re-examining this illustration, I finally noticed the bracket on the lower left that supports the carb./super-charger assembly. There is a matching foot-print on the crank-case wall at this point.

    (Another detail missed by the folks at Pocher.)

    PS: After having seen this area, (the space between the carb. and the crank-case wall) on three different engines.(small sample, I know) I have seen no use of the above pictured bracket. On all of the engines, have the footprint on the crank-case wall, no doubt part of the pattern, indicating that someone thought it would be necessary, and on one of the engines, studs are visible, protruding from the wall, but no bracket. -my hasty conclusion, is that the bracket is difficult to get to, and may have been determined not critical. -after-all the attachment to the super-charger is significant.

    This is of course the opinion of a modeler.


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    ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 ENGINE MODEL - 1/4th SCALE
    I don't know what to think, are these "fins" merely aesthetic? And are they the product of Pur Sang? or was Sr. Jano way ahead of everyone by trying to direct the flow of air under the rear of the car?



    -the above and following pictures are of a Pur Sang replica Monza, for sale.


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    - another picture of the clutch cooling scoop, the "CCS".






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    ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 ENGINE MODEL - 1/4th SCALE
    Perhaps the "FINS" are an aesthetic consideration after all? The two following pictures, (I believe) IS, the 2300 in the Simeone Museum, and are the only pictures that I could find without the down-ward extension, to the sides of the fuel tank.




    Surprising how not attractive this "fin-less" arrangement is.


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    Constantly pouring over all the images and video of the 8C 2300 engine, I found a better angle on the throttle "pass-through", and some pictures of the carb. with finally one clear capture of the manufacturer's logo.





    Before there was an Eduardo Webber, and before Austin Powers, there was Giacomo Memini!

    PS: Looking at the middle picture, the carb. bracket would have attached to the carb. body at that space between the super-charger body and carb. Pretty tight space, and together with reaching around everything to get to the bracket base, and unscrewing the securing nuts from those studs, and now swinging the whole assembly out and forward? Maybe, the mechanics deemed the bracket a needless exercise?


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    I am still making very slow progress with my patterns. The size of the crank-case is large enough that I do not think that I will be able to pour it in aluminum, as a sand ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 ENGINE MODEL - 1/4th SCALE casting ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 ENGINE MODEL - 1/4th SCALE , as I had originally hoped. But will instead try pewter in a high temp RTV ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 ENGINE MODEL - 1/4th SCALE ? -we'll see? -I'm still a few weeks from that. Sump, valve covers, and front engine mount will be sand ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 ENGINE MODEL - 1/4th SCALE cast aluminum.


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