The 1/16 headers are too big IMO, especially for a V12. That puts them at over 50mm to scale, thats a lot of pipe. Most the exhaust headers I've seen look closer to 40mm.
40mm equals 1.25mm in 1/32 or about 3/64". K&K has brass rod with that outside diameter and Evergreen has plastic rod with the same diameter. Now IF ONLY I could find aluminum rod in that size.
I belatedly realized I could have saved myself some time and grief had I just laid several sizes of rod or tubing against this plan. It appears that the end pipes are about 1/16" in diameter, perhaps a fraction larger.
Last Edit: Apr 22, 2014 16:10:46 GMT -5 by Mark Huber
Post by Mark Huber on Apr 23, 2014 21:26:09 GMT -5
I have to sand these a bit more to get a better taper. After that I'll attach the brass tubes. I also need to shape those tubes as the 4 tail pipes curve along the sides of the car before they end as four parallel exhausts.
If I don't break the plastic rod when I bend it to shape, this might work
Last Edit: Apr 29, 2014 19:01:16 GMT -5 by Mark Huber
Post by Mark Huber on Apr 26, 2014 17:45:59 GMT -5
It was a drizzly and gray day, a good day to fiddle around with some more bits and pieces on my GPd2014 car.
I assembled the instrument panel (and lost it and found it again under the table) out of plastic card and plastic tubing. I fitted the pieces for the cockpit although none of the items are permanently secured at this point. I turned down some 15" Ferrari resin inserts for the 13" wheels on my car (according to the information sheet I have the 1966 Ferrari raced with 14" wheels, so I went the smaller 13" wheels for this model.
The gearbox is a vacuum formed 'placeholder'. I'll construct something more accurate by modifying a Maximodel resin gearbox that I found in one of my bins. And yes, I will add a "bomb" to the back end.
I'm not going to bend the manifold pipes yet. I'll attempt to fit those later down the line.
The rivet decals from Micro Mark arrived.. the selection is amazing and they look great.. at least right now on the decal sheet.
Last Edit: Apr 30, 2014 21:16:13 GMT -5 by Mark Huber: added pictures
Post by David Mitcham on Apr 27, 2014 3:28:40 GMT -5
Looking good. I like the work you've done on the dashboard - very realistic. Persevere with the exhausts I think your latest idea will work but I think you will need to drill the end of the manifold pipes and insert a small piece of brass rod to fit into the tail pipe.
Post by David Mitcham on May 4, 2014 2:56:20 GMT -5
The shape of the tail pipes looks really good - now comes the hard part, shaping the manifold pipes! Are you going to attach them to the body or the chassis/motor? It seems like you've chosen a gearbox - looks the part!
Post by Mark Huber on May 10, 2014 18:08:45 GMT -5
I'm very pleased with the quality of the MicroMark 3D rivet decals. They are easy to apply and very strong, which are significant plusses given my shaky fingers (only when I handle small fragile objects of course).
Test fitting of the manifold pipes with exhaust
Last Edit: May 11, 2014 16:09:10 GMT -5 by Mark Huber: new picture
Post by Mark Huber on May 18, 2014 12:32:33 GMT -5
I crafted the rear springs/shocks out of piano wire and a Bic lighter spring, trial fitted yet another set of manifold/exhaust pipes, painted the wheel rims gold and added the decals.
I still have to tweak a few pieces as a good portion of the accessories are not yet permanently attached. And I need to add a distributor with 24 wires* (!) and few more bits and pieces in and around the engine compartment. I am waiting for a different set inserts for the rear wheels, as Surtees car only had the "classic" 5 spoke wheels on the front end.
*Nope, thanks to Chris, I discovered there are two distributors, but they are tucked under the heat shields. Out of sight, out of mind.
Last Edit: May 21, 2014 11:17:54 GMT -5 by Mark Huber: Added picture
10 pm June 7, 2014. I really shouldn't work with artificial light given my farsightedness, but I was just about done so I pressed on. Perhaps I'll take a few pictures with better natural light tomorrow.
Last Edit: Jun 8, 2014 8:28:12 GMT -5 by Mark Huber: Add pictures