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    1. Kit: Roger Zimmermann, by (Yearly Subscriber) Roger Zimmermann is offline
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      Model Scale: 1/12 Rating:  (16 votes - 5.00 average) Thanks: 22
      Started: 05-17-12 Build Revisions: Never  
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      As stated in my presentation, I'm doing since 2 years a Continental Mark II, scale 1:12. Presently, I'm doing the floor; the trunk floor is ready. The next step is going towards the front by doing the floor under the rear seat. To spare metal and unnecessary reworks, I did first a model with cardboard. Now, it will be easier to cut the brass at the proper place.


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  1. happyfreddy's Avatar Active Member
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    Looking great Roger !!! Hope You have much fun to assemble all parts
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    Looking very good! Should look even better assembled!
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    Looking great. I also have a lot of parts to chrome-plate. My question: is it very expensive?
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    I pay CHF 50.- for each batch, which is about $ 50.00 or € 47.00. On one side it's a lot, but at the end you need it to have nice parts...This time, there were two batches as the grill had a different treatment. I just had to pay CHF 50.-! As it's without invoice, it's pure gross profit. However, with 2 or 3 batches per year, the guy will not get rich!


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    Thank you Roger. Now i know what is coming up to me.
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    Good luck! I hope for you that you will find a company willing to do the job and not far away from you!


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    Thanks. I hope so too.
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    Today, I have some good news to report and one not so good: last Friday, I got back the chrome batch and I was very satisfied. You may imagine that I began to assemble the grille and bumpers. I could not believe what I saw at the lower front bumper: the chrome was peeling on two surfaces! OK, this is not the end of the world, but annoying as I will have to let dechrome the lower part, polish it and give it back. Why that misshapen? I just don’t know. Maybe I will get an explanation when I go to the plating company. Depending of your screen, you can see one of the problem as a small point under the parking lamp at the left of the picture.
    Fortunately, the grille and rear bumper are nice. By looking at the grille picture, you may notice a light yellow hue; this is caused by the nickel plating. Disturbing? a little bit, but only by looking at specific positions. Anyway, it’s better than no chrome at all on the grille.







    As the major elements are no more assembled, it’s a good opportunity to add details to the engine and transmission. Those details are time consuming; when I had a large element ready, I skipped the details to go to another large assembly. Now, I have to do them…I began with the speedometer adapter at the transmission; I added also the oil filler tube, taking care that it does not touch the frame.

    It was then the turn for the heater tubes, 2 each side. The upper ones (hot water) are attached to the heads and the lower ones at the water pump, allowing the coolant to return to the engine. The RH lower tube was critical because it is very near from the upper suspension lever. Fortunately, I had just enough space.

    An interesting addition is the 4 heat shields just under the exhaust manifolds. On the real car, 4 spacers per side are added on top of the heat shields; the spacer’s role is still not completely explained. As I don’t have long enough bolts, I had to do mini spacers!









    A last addition is the oil pressure sender, next to the oil filter. The next additions will be the various vacuum lines at the intake manifold, carb and distributor.


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    Roger, your build is amazing to say the least. Thanks for sharing it with us in such great detail. I look for your posts every morning as part of my morning routine. Keep up the great work.
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    Thanks Scott! As you noticed, most of the time there is no update, but it does not means I'm doing nothing!


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    Mr. Zimmermann! Your model of the Y block engine IS a model all to itself! And I as well, look forward to every update! There must be great satisfaction in work so well done! Your radiator, the Hub-caps, creating all the optics in the headlight lenses! Each of these are aspects of a masterpiece! Thank you for sharing, -oh yeah! What is your favorite red wine? - I'll buy a bottle and toast your continuing achievements! Thank you again. -Don
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    Thanks Don! My favorite red wine? I have nice bottles in the cellar from Bourgogne/France. I like also the Cabernet-Sauvignon from the US; the Hess collection is one of my favorites; Northstar is good too; we bought it because of the Northstar system (1993 till 2011, engine and transmission) at Cadillac!
    There are many excellent and sometimes very expensive/exclusive wines from the US which can compete with the best ones from Europe. Cheers!


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    The various lines for vacuum and fuel have been added on the engine. One is still to be done: the line going from the fuel/vacuum pump, located on the driver side, to the vacuum distribution, located on the passenger side. I will have to look at a real car to get more info.




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    The air cleaner and cap from the steering pump are secured with a chromed star nut. I did them this week; each nut is an assembly of 3 parts silver soldered. I added also the arm at the air cleaner intake tube which open or close the warm/cold air for the induction. As the arm and tube are both brass, the arm, inside the elbow, is rather hard to see. It’s not very large either…



    Some of you may not understand why there is an engine as, since the beginning on this forum, you don't see its construction. Well, I did the engine and frame before I began to relate this adventure here.


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    Perfect, just perfect! Did you solder the transmission, bell housing and block together or do your scale bolts hold them together?
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