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      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. Roger Zimmermann's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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    Quote Originally Posted by MODEL A MODEL View Post
    il y a plus d'une façon d'accommoder un lapin
    That's sure! You will certainly pardon me, I did a small correction in the text, maybe you cannot write that kind of letter: "ç"


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    1:12 1932 Cadillac V-16 frame and engine-adobetoast-3-jpeg

    American toast. Not "proposer un toast"

    Une tranche de pain grille?

    Standing on it's edge?
    Last edited by MODEL A MODEL; 01-01-21 at 08:59 PM.
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    Ah! Yes, such bread are fine with some salmon! We had that as appetizer on Dec. 31. If we had to stay home, no reason not to be generous with ourselves!
    We call it also "toast"! Therefore, we had a toast and a toast!


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    I hope everybody had a good start in that year 2021.
    Good news for the first update from the year. From this scale model forum, I got various suggestions how to do the bosses or ridges; while looking at those ideas I got the right solution: I attached the valve covers to a plate. This set-up allowed putting the assembly in the vice for milling. As the brass in sheets has not the same characteristic than the bulk rods, it’s more difficult to machine, therefore I had to be careful and mill only 0.1mm each pass until I had the 5 slices each side.

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    To have the ridges or bosses perpendicular to the base, I finished the slices with a file. Then I prepared the ridges with round stock with one hole at the upper end to insert a screw I had to machine myself as the ones I have don’t have the suitable dimension. As they are dummy screws, they will just be glued into the holes after plating.

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    Now, I can prepare the décor for the top of the covers.


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    By the way, Roger, nice photograph! Your table-top is a very good choice for showing off the Brass. Probably just incidental, but if you had wanted to pick something specially to complement the Brass color, -you couldn't have done better! (in my opinion)
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    This is totally incidental! Indeed, if I'm right, it was an off-cut from something I don't remember. I have this working surface since 50 years at least!


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    Finally, the valve covers were finished by adding the décor on top. The lines were machined with a very narrow milling tool and the décor soft welded on the cover. The original parts are aluminum, with the décor polished, the remaining surfaces being black. As my parts are made with brass, the covers will be chromed and painted like the original parts.

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    The question I was faced was: with what will I continue? After switching between gear box and water pump, I opted for the water pump and the 3 water tubes, two on the passenger side and one on the left side.


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    It's like watching a blossom opening, very slowly.
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    A toast to your art!
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    The dècor is very fine.
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    Thanks for the comments!

    As I wrote earlier, I began the water pump. That damn part is full of curves; almost nothing is straight, with the exception of the attaching brackets to the crankcase. Even if I have many pictures from that element, I had difficulties to begin the work. Finally, I opted for the water pump cover. The base is now done but the pipe coming from the radiator which is casted with the cover is not yet done, because I don't know how to begin it. It has an elbow at its lower part, plus a provision for a petcock. It goes towards the crankcase, rendering it asymmetrical. Maybe I will take a bit of brass and carve it.
    A solution will come, like for the pump's body but I don't know when.

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    Roger, I have annealed tubing then filled it with solder before bending to shape. Once to shape the tube is heated to remove the solder. I saw a similar process used by trumpet craftsman. I tried using frozen water but wasn't successful with that approach. Good luck

    and nice work on those covers.
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    Sand 1:12 1932 Cadillac V-16 frame and engine , fine sand 1:12 1932 Cadillac V-16 frame and engine can also work. -or just whale away at it with your Dremel 1:12 1932 Cadillac V-16 frame and engine tool. Careful though, as it can get quite hot 1:12 1932 Cadillac V-16 frame and engine !


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    Solder will bond to the brass tube, which may not be important in this case. If the tube must remain clear and clean at the end of the bend, a low melt alloy like Wood's metal or Cerrobend works as a bending support. They melt at about 160 deg F so may be easily melted out of the tube with hot 1:12 1932 Cadillac V-16 frame and engine water. A light coat of olive oil will prevent any tendency for the molten metal to bond to the tube. Brass instrument makers also rosin or pitch for the same purpose.
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    1:12 1932 Cadillac V-16 frame and engine-img_1384swiss-coin-jpg
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