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      Mieaux vaut tard que jamais! (Better late than never!)

      Well, its been a very long time since I last finished a model! The Beatles were still hoped to reunite! and Nixon was just about to be toppled!
      (Also, this is my first scratch built A Model A Model, (finally!) model!)

      Both of the above statements are true, however, I have studied model making my whole life, and been around it and model makers, since I was just a little Donald. I was the manager of Paul Freiler's Historical Models for half my life, at the time I left it. I then did a too short stint making models for the movies. I worked in Northrops display model group for a few months, and I have been working in the concept car field for nineteen years!

      I am afraid that I might have been "Hijacking" some of your threads, I do go on and on! but never of course was that my intent, and if I have offended anyone? please accept my apologies!

      All that said, here I go!


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    Nothing new to post, yet, -I am working on a pattern to then create conforming dies in low temperature melting metal, then to try pressing a front
    cross-member, -and- I've been making some progress of working drawings for the Alfa engine. Interpreting drawing versus photos . . .

    -and now HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mr. Zimmermann!


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    Thanks Don, I appreciate your message!
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    A Model A Model, (finally!)
    Though this is not a technique that I will be using on my model A, I have the day off and rather than make a sandwich, I thought I'd play!

    This is a quicky! Using the Teflon tape, wound around an X-Acto knife handle (8mm), the wire is the sort sold for flower arranging, and brushing/dabbing the Plasti-Dip with acid brushes, the potential is seen.

    Again, thanks to Scott and Dan for sharing! - this idea for me was counter-intuitive, what do I know!!??




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    A Model A Model, (finally!)
    I think that I over worked the brushing and would do better to apply quickly and uniformly, and not work it too long as the material skins over rapidly. Probably a natural bristle rather than synthetic and definitely not coarse, as the acid brushes are. Clean up is with Naptha but I doubt that any small brush would ever be the same after using it with this stuff! and so expect to sacrifice a few camel hairs in the making of this model!

    Curing A Model A Model, (finally!) time is 4 hours, so I guess I have time for lunch!




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    Well? a few hours and two tacos later? -It is not a final finished part, but it was easy and fast, and demonstrates the potential.

    Since I had wrapped the Teflon over the wire, which was itself wrapped around the knife handle, I was able to slide the whole thing off, and then gently pull the wire out. -The Teflon does seem to be bonded in place. While in the process of doing this I thought of many revisions, but for now I'll make some notes and move on. -Again cool idea! Thanks Scott and Dan!




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    A Model A Model, (finally!)
    Because I could remove the wire, I can easily trim to length with a knife or scissors. If you need the wire or spring to be contained within the "Hose" you'll have to figure that into your design.


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    Don, it seems that you will act as the one who try the other's ideas! That hose is nice; certainly a something to try when I will need that hose. Thanks for showing your experimnt.
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    Hello Roger

    I love discovery! I do experiments all the time, and most just go into my "museum". Using Teflon tape as a barrier? -It has potential for other projects for me.

    I read a lot! I sketch out ideas constantly, and I believe that everyone has something to teach, I believe that I can learn something from everyone. -Sometimes I do go too long into planning before doing, and at my "day job" I've been told that I sometimes "ask a lot of questions, and that I worry a lot!"

    Yesterday, was for fun and to learn something new. The "hose" I made was not to any specific design obviously, it was just a generic "hose". But while learning something new to me, other ideas started to occur to me. (I have 2 pages of drawings).

    When, I use this new to me technique, I have several considerations to incorporate to it, creating sleeves at the ends, how better to remove the wire, what could be coiled around the mandrel besides wire, making transitions between round section to square, . . .

    Remember I was the one who was thinking to cut a wax form on the lathe!(which does have a some merits, but is not quick!)(and or a bar of soap) This Teflon tape was a slap my head moment! I had to try it, especially since I had all the materials and time. Beyond the Ford Model A, I would like to do some more contemporary cars, a Countach comes to mind, and how to make hoses and air ducts was a concern.

    as always! Thank You for all that you show and share!

    -Don


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    In the vacation house I have a roll of Teflon tape. I tried this afternoon to apply some paint on it; it seems that the paint is bonding well. When it's completely dry, I will have the definitive answer.
    Years ago, I had a product called "Coltogom", available in black and white. With that paste, I coud to weatherstrips for the Toronado, using parafine (wax) as base. I did also the mat which was factory installed inder the brake and gas pedals. I intend to use the same procedure (if that product is still available) for the belts.
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    A Model A Model, (finally!)
    Suggested from another thread, this fine book from Phil Jensen,




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