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    1. Kit: , by (Yearly Subscriber) Tage is offline
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      I purchased a Pocher K72 Rolls Royce in 1972.
      I had built the wire wheels and engine, when the kit was stolen in 1980.
      I found and purchased an assembled unit from e-bay, what a trasher.
      Front wheel spindle broken off, front axle broken, with parts missing.

      I propose to resurrect this elegant beast over the next year.

      It is covered in petrified nicotine and filth. My work is cut out for me.

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  1. Tage's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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    Here are photos of the proper wire chase on the firewall.
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    Thanks Ron,
    I may just do the shutters closed as they should be at rest.
    The adjustable shutters is a fun idea... Time will tell.
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    Thanks to RonOC.
    I think thats a diff RR model you found there, the starting carb and shutter comes out a the same place, yours don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tage View Post
    Details are so fun to add, I over did myself.
    G'day Tage, Beautiful engine detailing you've done there mate. I enjoy the way you guys are so fussy about correctness and how you overcome the difficulties of getting it right. Great stuff! I can relate to all of that, and the detail adding is so addictive.
    Keep up the good work mate.
    Cheers, Dave.
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    A little more info on Egon's photo.

    The lower rod goes from the starting carb control handle to the starting carb.

    The very topmost rod is a brace connecting the firewall to the radiator.

    The middle rod goes to the backside of the radiator. The linkage on the firewall connects the tube surrounding the starting carb rod to the radiator shutter control rod. On the backside of the radiator we would see a similar arrangement of links and levers connecting the rod to the shutters.

    I recall someone saying that Sir Henry Royce never used 2 pieces where 50 would do the job.

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    Thanks Ron,
    That is my understanding of the manual shutter control process also.
    It is the only one I have seen in my reference photos.
    Shutter controls are linked to the control rod of the starting carb, but at the firewall.
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    Looking forward to another masterpiece of Pocher modelling. You're doing a piece of art,so thanks for sharing. I understand you will keep details right....a kind of horror provided by Rivarossi, but one's getting higher and higher, after doing this research. Stay on this track, follow your traces and I really appreciate your clean work.

    Thumbs up by a native German speaker(so bad enough for foreign languages)


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    The diorama setting for a 1:8 model is a bit daunting, I'm still in the imagineering stage.
    I do know that there will be the arrival of a replacement engine.
    This is how it gets there...









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    Finished Firewall (Bulkhead)
    This took far longer than anticipated.









    Enjoy.
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    Next will be the restoration of the grill.

    Before photos...




    Pretty filthy.
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    This is an excellent thread, Daniel. I only just discovered it yesterday. Great idea with the diorama setting, can't wait to see more. I also picked up a few wrecked Rolls Royce kits on eBay for those long evenings in the hobby cellar, and by pure coincidence I got an email from Model Motorcars Old Busted Elegance today announcing the most gorgeous Rolls Royce replacement wheels. It's hard to stay focused on my Benz project now.
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    Hoping that it might help others...





    Last edited by Tage; 10-29-11 at 02:59 AM. Reason: Replace graphic
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    Daniel, I can't see the notes, they are to small, try bigger white letters.
    I send the decals to Marvin, no reply yet.
    A diagram for your lupesystem:
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    The grill has been cleaned and polished (first round),
    the mesh that goes behind the grill slats has been trimmed to fit,
    and the grill slats are under tab removal.
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    I have a Pocher Mercedes that I inherrited from my Grandfather, he bought it brand new in the mid 70's I believe. It is still in the factory sealed box. I am afraid to open it! And here you are daring enough to buy one with broken and missing parts, take it apart and reconstruct it. And a beautiful job you are doing so far. BRAVO!
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