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Brass Build 1962 Jaguar XKE Roadster
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    1. Kit: , by (VIP/Sponsor) xken is online now
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      Started: 10-07-11 Build Revisions: Never  
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      I have all the reference materials including the real car in my garage to build this. This will be a follow on tutorial to the Model T build with a more complicated subject that will take a great deal more time to build. A this point I am not really sure where I will end up but hope to learn more about building cars instead of planes and have a little fun doing it.
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      Here is the start of the engine by locating the cylinders. I usually start my builds with the engine which is generally the most difficult and time consuming part of the build. Here I have marked, center punch and starting with a smaller drill bit; drilling the holes. Initially the two sheets were spray glued together to locate the holes, then separated for subsequent drilling.
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      I drilled holes progressively larger to one size below the finished size. This was done for both parts of the top and bottom of the block, which are the scribe lines on the sheets.
      I then used a larger ream to very carefully sneak up on a press fit for each cylinder tube. The press fit is critical for holding the parts in space while being soldered. This start will be the foundation of the engine assembly.
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      Here the first sheet has been reamed with cylinder walls press fit in place. The engine drawing at 1/8th scale is in the background.
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      Here the second sheet has been clamped to the first to be matched. In using a drill press drift and out of round will occur, the ream gets the holes back to round for a press fit. The second sheet once clamped in place need trimming to match and this was accomplished very carefully using a sharp X-acto blade and the first sheet as the pattern to match to. The blade will carve away the brass and work slowly to not only achieve the match but also the press fit.

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  1. 3.Star's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Well Ken, a master like you will never really know, how hot Brass Build 1962 Jaguar XKE Roadster fingertips can be
    But I am now a Johnny Cash fan, "ring of fire" It burns,burns,burns..a.s.o
    Last edited by 3.Star; 11-24-11 at 12:38 AM.
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    Hot Brass Build 1962 Jaguar XKE Roadster fingers Foran?
    Duke of Burl
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    Tage, that moniker would have been more appropriate when I was younger and in my prime.

    Here the timing cover has been bolted into position on the block and will make it easier to hold for final cleanup. I also need it in place to start the work on the crankshaft bearing locations.

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    Thank goodness for modern technology....here is a scan and printout of the cover as a pattern for the mating base of the water pump. This same technique will be used to develop the head and oil pan patterns as well. The scan was edited in Photoshop to just the shape that was needed and much more accurate and faster than drawing it.

    The printout was spray glued to 1/32" sheet and all the clearance holes drilled with #55 bit before sawing the perimeter of the shape. The center hole will be where the pump shaft will be located in the center of the circle once the shaft is turned. I am doing this now just while I am thinking through the crankshaft building process in my head.

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    Everyone have a great Thanksgiving! Here in America we have a great deal to be thankful for this day.

    Ken
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    If you haven't tried the soldering, you're missing alot. I found that it's way easier and much more predictable than working with styrene Brass Build 1962 Jaguar XKE Roadster .
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
    QUOTE QUOTE #80

  5. Back in the early 90's I worked at a Jag (and others) shop down in Columbus. This build is bringing back a lot of memories!
    QUOTE QUOTE #81

  6. xken's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    More water pump fabrication.

    Here the second layer was cut out and indexed using toothpicks for alignment. A thin ream was used to locate center a 00-90 Brass Build 1962 Jaguar XKE Roadster washer and the perimeter of the washer was scribed for final shape to file to. This was done for each boss location.
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    Once the second layer was filed to final shape it was edge soldered around the perimeter with above tooth picks Brass Build 1962 Jaguar XKE Roadster in place.
    Then the 00-90 Brass Build 1962 Jaguar XKE Roadster washers were soldered in place. The taller standing boss locations were drilled with a 1/16th drill bit and 1/16th tubes inserted and then a shorter telescoping tube was slipped over the 1/16th tube and both soldered in place by adding solder first at the base and then at the shoulder of the 1/15th tube. Once cooled the excess tube was cut off and filed to correct height.
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    Here the pump with all the needed bosses bolted in place. All bolt locations were first drilled with #55 drill bit for clearance hole
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    Just for reference this is the pump and kind of drawings I am using form my repair manual.
    Brass Build 1962 Jaguar XKE Roadster-xke-engine-090-jpg

    The next forms will be much more complicated to fabricate going from a flat rectangle shape to a 90 degree bent round tube. However, for now honey-do's are calling.

    Ken
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    The next step is going to be interested to see, build up or from a solid block ?
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    Im really looking forward to this build. There are so many things in the Jag that weren't covered with the model T. Like windows, adjustable seats, carpet and a roof.
    QUOTE QUOTE #84

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScaleMotorcars View Post
    Im really looking forward to this build. There are so many things in the Jag that weren't covered with the model T. Like windows, adjustable seats, carpet and a roof.
    I agree. I am really interested in seeing how he does the body. One of the things on my "to-do" list is a 1/8 scale 1955 Chevy Nomad. I need to practice body making skills some more first...

    Mike
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    http://www.firesteelhobbies.com/index.html

    Feel free to look around. I have all of my projects on the website.
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  10. xken's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Fabricating the water pump, this was like building a piece of jewelry.

    First the impeller body was turned on the lathe with a 1/16th hole drilled for the shaft and then the flat was filed to receive the pump body. Also note the bolt boss locations were also filed to fit.
    Brass Build 1962 Jaguar XKE Roadster-xke-engine-091-jpg

    Here the holes were drilled for the bolt bosses and indexed against the previously filed flat area. The shape was then drawn on the 1/16th thick piece of sheet stock.
    Brass Build 1962 Jaguar XKE Roadster-xke-engine-092-jpg

    The pump body was sawed out and checked in location, the upper curve needed some additional shaping with files to finalize the contour. It is better to make rough cuts a little large than too small, you can easily file away material.
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    Once satisfied with the contour the shape was glued to the sheet and used as a pattern to cut two additional pieces to build up the pump body thickness. Note the 1/32" holes drilled for mechanical interlock and alignment.
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    Here the three lamination layers were then soldered together and shaped with files and the area near the flat fine tuned with a ball cutter in a dremel Brass Build 1962 Jaguar XKE Roadster tool.
    Brass Build 1962 Jaguar XKE Roadster-xke-engine-095-jpg

    This shows the tight dry fit that required a little patience to attain.
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    Here the parts are soldered together using Staybrite solder with a very hot Brass Build 1962 Jaguar XKE Roadster iron,.
    Brass Build 1962 Jaguar XKE Roadster-xke-engine-097-jpg

    This shows the finished component with the additional inlets soldered in place and final shaped and cleaned.
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    This shows the test fit prior to final cleaning with pumice as seen in the above image. The three empty holes will require smaller bolt heads which have not been added yet.
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    This was a tricky little assembly which shows how assemblies can easily be made by the lamination/fabrication process using around 24 individual parts, the value of small part mechanical interlock and patient soldering.

    I am sure that machining of this would assembly would require much more time than a couple of hours of hand fabricating.

    Ken
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    Beautiftl ken...a joy tp look at!
    Regards

    Ton
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    Good shot gentleman, another lesson... Thank you!
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    Very nice done, now you only need to hollow out and drill holes so the impeller can circulate the water
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    WOW, i am speakless of this handmade work and curious of the result of the finished car.
    QUOTE QUOTE #90

  15. Don't make those joints too tight, Ken. If it doesn't leak, everyone will know it's a model
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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