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      Model Scale: 1/12 Rating:  Thanks: 2
      Started: 07-26-19 Build Revisions: Never  
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      Before the Mark II was finished, I was thinking that I need some rest and maybe stopping modeling completely.
      After a few months "without", I noticed that I'm missing something. But, what to do? A new 10-years project is out of question, I need something less complex.
      After a while, it was clear that I had to do something with Cadillac. But what? The answer came rather quickly: a 1930 to 1933 Cadillac V-16 engine and frame, as a rolling frame.
      I have some contacts with people restoring the second version: 1932/33 which differs framewise from the first version 1930/31.
      I will have to do new things, like wire wheels! I searched in this forum for a tutorial, but found nothing. However , I do remember that somebody did recently (1 to 2 years) wire wheels. Can somebody tell me where to search?


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  1. MODEL A MODEL's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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    Parallax and perspective. Inner spikes and outer spikes often do not have the same pattern but around the circumference the pattern should be found to be symmetrical. Torsional, lateral and drive forces are common to wheels, but the solutions are varied.
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    Mmmm...Thanks for the pictures. The Duesenberg wheel is similar to the Cad one, but the other two have a different pitch. You get aware of the differences when you try to draw a wheel!


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    There is some progress with that project. I have the repro shop manual and parts book; early August, Christine and me drove 530 miles one way to measure and take pictures from a 1933 V-16 frame and engine, just before the body was put on the frame. As usual when so many dimensions can be have, I forgot some essential ones, but I will survive.
    I will indeed begin with the wheels. On the 3 other models I did, there were just steel wheels reproduced in brass and, for the Toronado, with aluminum. This is quite different for this model: wire wheels. They are much more complex than usual wheels; this will be an adventure in itself!
    Due to other things I have now, I'm slow to begin the construction. I began the first part on September 8, a front hub, which is now in fabrication. The attached picture is showing it, but the part is not yet finished.




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    I'm switching between the dash work from my '72 Coupe de Ville, scale 1:1 1:12 1932 Cadillac V-16 frame and engine and now the construction from that scale model. The 4 hubs are done and I began the drums. All four are the same wich is a simplification. As usual, I'm working with brass, a so super material on a small lathe! The raw slice has a weight of 120 grams; the finished drum has a weight of 14 grams! They would be perfect candidates for casting 1:12 1932 Cadillac V-16 frame and engine , unfortunately, I'm not able to do that.

    The first drum is almost finished: I must add 8 reinforcement ribs; they will be done when the other 3 drums are born. Compared to the previous drums I did, they are huge!






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    The 4 drums are ready (minus the 8 ribs which will be added later) and attached temporarily with the hubs.



    The hubs themselves are far from ready; an original assembly is also shown.



    I began with the wheel's hubs, a difficult task. Those parts are stamped steel, I have to do them on the lathe with multiple operations and tool changes. The rear inner side from the first hub is ready; some work with hand held chisel is required which can be dangerous as you may imagine.




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