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Alfa 8c2300 Engine with Magneto Start
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    1. Kit: , by (VIP/Sponsor) Andym is offline
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      Started: 03-27-11 Build Revisions: Never  
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      Finished the engine last night. The Alfa project is now complete.

      Started 3/3/09, finished 3/26/11.

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  1. Rick's Avatar Member
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    VERY nice Andy. I hope you'll enter it in the engine show.
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    Thanks Rick.

    I'll enter it in Open Class.

    Andy.


    Alfa 8c2300 Engine with Magneto Start
    When I was young I used to say "When I grow up I'm going to be somebody!"

    I now realize I should have been more specific.
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    Outstanding.
    You set a high mark to shoot for!
    Well done sir.
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    Superb job Andy!
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    Bravissimo!!!


    Regards,
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    Thanks guys. It was a labor of love. And I do mean LABOR!

    I'm really glad I did it, but i'm also glad it's over as I'm really ready to move on to a new project. 2 years, 3 weeks, 2 days is long enough to spend on one project.


    Alfa 8c2300 Engine with Magneto Start
    When I was young I used to say "When I grow up I'm going to be somebody!"

    I now realize I should have been more specific.
    QUOTE QUOTE #7

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    Hello Andy,
    hope you're heading for a Pocher Mercedes this time.....would like to learn some more.
    Your Satin Doll and the Alfa are outstanding.

    Cheers
    Michael
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    Actually Michael - I was thinking about going back to a project that I started some years ago called "Enzo's Revenge". It was a 100% scratch-built '29 Ford Roadster Pickup with a 1954 Ferrari v12 engine.

    Having spent the last two years on this Alfa, I'm kinda Pochered out. Now that being said - what is it you're trying to learn about the Mercedes. I've got hundreds and hundreds of M-B 500K and 540K pictures that I'm happy to share.

    Andy.


    Alfa 8c2300 Engine with Magneto Start
    When I was young I used to say "When I grow up I'm going to be somebody!"

    I now realize I should have been more specific.
    QUOTE QUOTE #9

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    There is a photo of the engine and car on Scale Auto Magazine website coverage of the Buckeye Classic.
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    This is the first time I ever got a model into a magazine. Look out Hollywood here I come! I can see it now... Leno, Conan, Letterman, Parties, Talk Shows, Red Carpets, Babes throwing themselves at me! This is going to be GREAT!!!!!!!

    And don't worry folks - all the fame and fortune won't go to my head. Nothing [I]EVER[/I] goes to my head!

    Now where did I put those dark sun glasses?


    Alfa 8c2300 Engine with Magneto Start
    When I was young I used to say "When I grow up I'm going to be somebody!"

    I now realize I should have been more specific.
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    Hello Andy,

    thank you very much for your offer to share some of your Benz pictures, I appreciate this very much. Got a lot of research pics already, most of them for the engine and interior, but some good shots of chassis details would be just great.


    Thanks again

    Michael
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    I'll dig up some chassis pics and post them at my site. I'll let you know as soon as they're there for you Michael.

    Andy.


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    When I was young I used to say "When I grow up I'm going to be somebody!"

    I now realize I should have been more specific.
    QUOTE QUOTE #13

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    I've also got the MB on my shelf Andy so will look forward to the site pic's.

    About that "Enzo's Revenge"........PLEASE DO IT!! The engine would be a great addition to the Engine Building Show and the car is a perfect fit for the site car show.
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    I'm really giving it serious consideration Rick. I started with the 1954 Arno XI v12 engine kit and was in the process of converting it from a boat engine into an automotive engine. I envisioned six chrome exhausts all tangled up on each side with six double-barrel carbs lined up down the middle and on and on and on.

    I was planning on doing a brushed aluminum body from scratch and just leaving it that way ala Jimmy Shine's Bare Nekkid.

    The overall theme was going to be a WWII Bomber with a wrap around canopy and all those exposed rivet heads on the "fuselage". I think it would be great to do a hot Alfa 8c2300 Engine with Magneto Start rod because I could do whatever I wanted without having to worry about authenticity. My only concern is Enzo's Revenge could easily turn into another 18-24 month project and having just completed one of those, I'm not sure I have it in me. So "Plan B" is a snap-tight corvette in Pink from Barbie's Playhouse.

    I just don't know what to do... I'm sooooo confused...


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    When I was young I used to say "When I grow up I'm going to be somebody!"

    I now realize I should have been more specific.
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