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Endeavor

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  1. A BIG Rolls Royce

    For what it's worth, I think the number of louvers is less important and less noticeable than the distances between the louvers and the front and rear edges of the bonnet panels. I would guess that the width of the louvers and the spaces between them are too small so Pocher added additional louvers to make the position of the louvers on the panels and the size of the blank spaces on either end appear reasonably accurate.
  2. A BIG Rolls Royce

    I also like it just the way it is. However, if you really want to add another element to the running boards, why not more wood grained photo paper? Some Phantoms had wood on the running boards. David
  3. Fiat 806: research and scratchbuilds

    Yes It's open three days a week by advanced reservation only. I called them today to confirm they will be open tomorrow (12/31), next Tuesday, and next Thursday.
  4. Fiat 806: research and scratchbuilds

    You might want to check out the Collier Collection at the Revs Institute in Naples.
  5. A BIG Rolls Royce

    Even with a few things that won't meet your standards, It's still perfect. Think about the fact that you are making a one-off by hand and, in retrospect would change a dimension by 0.003". That's incredible. Were the original hand built custom bodies on Rolls Royce and other luxury vehicles built in the 1930's (or the 50's and 60's) perfectly symmetrical? Hand built is synonymous with asymmetry and small imperfections. Ask anyone who has rigorously restored a custom made body. Some believe that the perfect crowd stopping beauty of some hand made bodies is due to a small level of asymmetry. Has anyone taken a micrometer to Gerald Wingroves' models? If they discovered a small asymmetry would that make them less perfect? If the two sides are just a bit different, the tiny group of people who can see the level of variance you are concerned with can chose the side they like better. The best paragraph in your post begins with "A final thought..." . I agree.
  6. 1:20 Cooper T-51 scratchbuild.

    Just fantastic And thanks for the link.
  7. Perfect! "Where we're going, we don't need tail lights."
  8. Alfa Romeo Coupe Elegant

    I do like it. It looks like you are off to a great start! Do Simon Moore's books have helpful information about or photos of this coupe? In particular, I'm wondering what the wheelbase was and whether it had front chassis rails and front spring mounting points like the Monza or like the Spyder. It appears that this may be the only Pocher Alfa whose fenders will not require a great deal of modification. Please keep the photos coming.
  9. A BIG Rolls Royce

    Still perfect.
  10. A BIG Rolls Royce

    As always, just superb. You also get this year's award for the most courageous use of a belt sander.
  11. For anyone interested in paint booths… A properly designed and installed spray booth with ducts to carry the fumes out of the room should enable you to paint indoors without odors. The speed of the air passing through the booth determines the booth’s effectiveness. Air speed through the booth is not dependent only upon the CFM rating of the fan. Considerable analysis and calculations are required to determine the fan required to achieve the target airflow speed. To be useful, the CFM rating of a fan must be given for a specific static pressure. Air flow in the booth depends on the internal dimensions of the booth and direction of the draft. A cross draft booth should have an air velocity of 100 FPM and a down draft booth should have an air flow velocity of about 50 FPM. You calculate the required CFM by the interior dimensions and desired air flow velocity. After doing the calculations for the booth, you must calculate the impact of the ductwork. Air flow is constrained by the static pressure of the ductwork. Static pressure is determined by duct diameter, duct length, number and type of bends, and the inside texture of duct (flexible ducts dramatically increase static pressure). It is all too easy to build a paint booth with a “300 CFM” fan that has an actual airflow of less than 20 FPM due to choices of design, fan, or ductwork. You must calculate what is required by the size and design of both the booth and the duct work to ensure that the airflow in the booth will keep paint fumes out of the room. If anyone would like more information, contact me for information on how to do the calculations.
  12. Need help getting kit back in box

    Paul Koo's email is pjekoo@aol.com. You can order direct from him. The CD has a parts list, including photographs of all the parts. David
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