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      Builder Last Online: Jun 2011 Show Printable Version Email this Page
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      Started: 10-31-09 Build Revisions: Never  
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      Sitting on the unprimed and unpainted but very sanded and trimmed mainframe, the Alfa engine shows the spark plug wire loom just as it is found in the prototype.
      That is to say, a concentric tube over the radiator bracing...
      It was made from a 5/32 KS aluminum tube which was milled and drilled to receive the wires coming from the spark plugs and the distributor....
      Notice that the wires from the distibutor enters the loom in the correct firing sequence...
      Last pic shows the prototype's solution...

      As per Paul Koo's instructions, the engine was mounted 10 mm backwards, which is the correct position it has on the prototype, but which forces you to make a lot of changes, for example, the extension made for the hand starter crank...

      The backing of the engine is the only solution to correctly align the hood over the radiator housing and the firewall in a later assembly sequence...

      The starter crank handle was provided with a wooden sleeve, as found in some prototypes...Notice the special part not provided in the kit, to align the crank axle to the front crossmember...

      Look at these pics now, cause the engine will be dismounted from the main frame till further notice...

      Next step, priming and painting the mainframe and body parts...

      Cheers


      Mario

      Build Photos

      Pocher Alfa engine in its cradle....update-pa310001-jpg  Pocher Alfa engine in its cradle....update-pa310002-jpg  Pocher Alfa engine in its cradle....update-pa310003-jpg  Pocher Alfa engine in its cradle....update-pa310004-jpg  Pocher Alfa engine in its cradle....update-pa310005-jpg  Pocher Alfa engine in its cradle....update-pa310007-jpg  Pocher Alfa engine in its cradle....update-pa310008-jpg  Pocher Alfa engine in its cradle....update-pa310009-jpg  Pocher Alfa engine in its cradle....update-pa310010-jpg  Pocher Alfa engine in its cradle....update-pa310011-jpg  Pocher Alfa engine in its cradle....update-alfa-ref-25-jpg 


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  1. Mario Lucchini's Avatar Super Moderator
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Lucchini View Post
    Sitting on the unprimed and unpainted but very sanded and trimmed mainframe, the Alfa engine shows the spark plug wire loom just as it is found in the prototype.
    That is to say, a concentric tube over the radiator bracing...
    It was made from a 5/32 KS aluminum tube which was milled and drilled to receive the wires coming from the spark plugs and the distributor....
    Notice that the wires from the distibutor enters the loom in the correct firing sequence...
    Last pic shows the prototype's solution...

    As per Paul Koo's instructions, the engine was mounted 10 mm backwards, which is the correct position it has on the prototype, but which forces you to make a lot of changes, for example, the extension made for the hand starter crank...

    The backing of the engine is the only solution to correctly align the hood over the radiator housing and the firewall in a later assembly sequence...

    The starter crank handle was provided with a wooden sleeve, as found in some prototypes...Notice the special part not provided in the kit, to align the crank axle to the front crossmember...

    Look at these pics now, cause the engine will be dismounted from the main frame till further notice...

    Next step, priming and painting the mainframe and body parts...

    Cheers


    Mario
    Bringing this to the front page......


    Pocher Alfa engine in its cradle....update
    QUOTE QUOTE #2

  2. RC-Archer's Avatar Established Member
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    MArio, thanks for posting those photos. The amount of detail that you put into that engine is amazing. I'm constantly referring to the pictures to see what else I can do to my engine.
    QUOTE QUOTE #3

  3. kaptain Jack's Avatar Member
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    Wow,that's one hell of a job.I just bought a started kit(only engine is done) will have to take it a part,for it is put together rather badly and with out any painting at all.Your work is inspiring and a grate reference as well.Thanks Jack.
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