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  1. bikedan631's Avatar Active Member
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    Thanks for the info. Lots of info on the Bugatti page. I am wondering what all the unthreaded bolts & screws in the kit go. My kit is just a big box of parts with little help showing what goes where. There is a plate on the engine that is bolted to the block. Do the sq. head bolts go there? or the unthreaded ? Not knowing goes where is making me nuts
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    Hello Dan,

    Can you post pictures along with your questions? Bugatti made they're own hardware, and bolts with a square head and flange are found all over the engines. There could be / should be, at least two sizes. - last summer at the Peterson Museum, here in Los Angeles, they hosted a Bugatti theme, and while looking at a Royale engine, I saw a mix of hex and square heads, but I suspect that the hex heads were convenient replacements for lost or damaged original square heads.

    I have a pretty good library of Bugatti books, and I'll look through for info and pictures for you this weekend.

    Does the model have threaded holes? - for some detective work match the quantities with locations?

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    Bugatti T35B-dscn1238-jpgThis is a pic from the portfolio. Per Fontenelle, there should be a total of 78 pieces dedicated to the engine assy.
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    Bugatti T35B-dscn1239-jpgAnother factory shot from fontenelle, if these are the square head bolts you are describing I think I can find an image of them on the engine block.
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    Another shot for you..Bugatti T35B-dscn1250-jpg
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    Hello Dan

    Here's a photo of a Type 50 engine, but you can see where some of the original square head bolts are used. . . . -I'll find some Type 35 engine pics, this weekend.

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    I will post some as soon as I get back home & take some. Thanks
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    Hello Dan! (and any of us who are working on a Bugatti)

    I found two suppliers of actual replacement hardware, ( 1:1 Bugatti T35B ), for all the "Square-head Flange Bolts" that were used on the Bugatti.

    Some thinking has to be involved, regarding scale, but these sites offer a fuller view to the issue of how many variations of screw / bolts were developed by Bugatti, and some had flanges, built in washers, and some did not, some were crenulated for retaining wire, and some looked like "thumb screws".

    Gentry Restorations Ltd. www.gentryrestorations.co.uk click on HOME to get in, and click on the images for more images, . . .

    Bugatelier www.bugatelier.eu notice the NEXT page on bottom of each page. There is a lot to explore! 61 different screws, nuts and things!

    an example -





    I think that for those of us working in plastic, cutting small bits of square rod and gluing Bugatti T35B those on, is pretty straight forward. In brass the same, but using solder, or, center drill an existing screw, modifying the contours of its head, and turn a "pin" on some square stock of appropriate dimension. Insert and solder. . . . I guess it does depend on what scale your working in? And how far down the rabbit hole, you wish to travel?
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    Here are a few pictures to help you visualize the front end.





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    - and a few more,







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    The engine pics are just what I wanted. Wonderful. Thanks very much.
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    I think the t35b has a Zenith model# 7 carb. Found some model # f
    1:1 Bugatti T35B carb. on ebay .
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    Hi Dan,
    Not sure if it was you that left me a message a while ago, and not sure if I ever answered. As near as I can tell the ACA T35 "kit" was produced as a way to use up spare parts before production was discontinued and J. P. Fontenelle retired. The instructions were always crude and inadequate. The people Fontenelle had working for him produced a small and grossly overpriced book of color photos that would supposedly help with the kit assembly, but many of the photos were of irrelevant models and what was there was not much help. Photos from the large portfolio that came with the built models as posted earlier were better. The reference CD I included with the kits I sold long ago was a combination of those photos.
    Brady
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    A few more Bugatti references:





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    Hi Looks like I will be off for the summer. I will be back when it get cold here. Thanks for all the help.
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