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  1. MODEL A MODEL's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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    And I have been busy at my day job, the pandemic of course, our seasonal riots, and recently, election worries, . . . but I would like to finish my radiator before the years out!

    Towards that end a few more images could help!

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    PS, If any body has a picture of the bottom of a Bugatti radiator to share?, esp. the drain/plug? -I'd be very grateful!


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    I am especially happy about the radiator caps threading. I thought that it was going to be a more modern 1/4 turn type of thread, so I am pleased to see it is just some enormous metric thread. (Of conventional appearance.)
    (I had thought it was going to have a coarser threading, and that I would have to use an Acme Tap and Die!)(Sounds like a Horror Movie title; TAP AND DIE!)


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    Don, when doing parts at scale 1:4, you will have to add details!
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    You are right Roger.

    I hope that when I'm through with this Stainless Axle, that I will be able to get work done at a little better pace!

    Any guess what the purpose for that circular bit in the radiator fill spout might be?


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    To let escape the steam while opening the cap, depending how the inside of the cap is shaped? At that time, people used solutions which are totally unknows nowadays.
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    Yes! Thank you Roger!

    I think you are right! Maybe in addition to the seen threads, there could be a pin on a cylindrical "plug" extending down? -allowing the cap to be unscrewed, to a point, allowing the excess pressure to be released, and then continue to unscrew past this inner thread, to fully remove the cap?

    On Bentleys of this time, like the single seater that Jo is working on, there is a lever on top of the cap to do this.

    At least that is what I think it does?

    A little detail that I'll have to replicate. (-And now I need to search for more images of radiator caps!)


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    I have placed an order for some more Nickel / Silver sheet, for a redo of my radiator shell.

    And have set the Stainless axle aside, while I prepare some Spring Steel stock, to become the leaf springs.

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    (Still unable to upload images?) (Except to insert, of course)


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    Rough sawn Spring Steel stock has been ground to dimension. Next will be to cut to length and forming the proper curve, with eye-let end.

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    This kind of modeling makes sparks!

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    Are you reducing the thickness or the width? Or both?
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    I was able to find sheet stock already the appropriate thickness, so I am grinding to width.

    I also have to roll over the fronts to form an eye-let. The rears are captured by a shackle/anchor.


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    Thanks for the comment! And good luck to form the front eye. You will have to heat the spring to do that, otherwise it will break, if you have tempered steel.
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    I'm adapting a small "Universal Bender" to do just that. -and making a jury rigged "furnace".


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