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hendie    6,524

nice work. it's really coming together, and the engine bay is looking mighty impressive

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RichO    2,004
On 9/10/2017 at 1:36 AM, Bullbasket said:

Rich, listen out for that knock at the door.....it's the men in white coats....."they're coming to take me away ha ha".

Seriously though, each time I think you can't get any madder better, you go and do just that. In my opinion, you've surpassed the one that I saw at Saumur, and that was fantastic.

 

John.

Thanks John,  I'm building this while I'm "resting" at my local mental health facility, LOL.  They'll let me out when the "project" is complete.

 

And thanks about comparing to the Saumar build. From the photos you shared, that looked like quite the build.

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RichO    2,004
On 9/10/2017 at 1:40 AM, Timmas said:

Let me get this straight; you're building this entirely from plastic sheet, rod, a bit of wire, some mesh and scale resin bolts.

 

It's insane Rich...completely insane :nah:

That is correct Timmas.  The pile of junk I have left over could build another model.  Maybe I'll show a photo of my junk for you.

 

Yah, maybe not...

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RichO    2,004

Welcome back my friends...

 

Hey All,

 

  I have been working on the various fluid tanks for a few days now, and I'm getting backed up with the photos.  Altho the install is not complete, I'll show and tell what's up.

 

I first built card replicas to get the size and the geometry correct...

 

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The construction of the tanks was really simple, just small sheet styrene.  Test fit into place.  I was concerned about the angles of the tanks, and running into things next to the engine block.  I managed to get the tanks to sit on the frame and fill the space nicely.

 

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Four new (old) fluid tanks...

 

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The install of the Power Steering fluid tank...

 

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The install of the, I have no clue, fluid tank...I know it's there.  I cant find any info so far as to what's inside it.  Oil?

 

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And here you can get an idea of how crowded things are getting...

 

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Now that I have all four tanks permanently installed, it's time to plumb all this stuff together.  I'll be back with the plumbing soon.

 

Thanks All...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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roma847    728

Hi Rich,

 

again and again I'm thrilled by your fantastic picture show about this Russian beast. :analintruder: 

 

jaw-dropping.gif   It's a kind of magic like a drug ...

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RichO    2,004

It is a drug Manfred,  and I'm addicted!

 

Thanks Guys!

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beefy66    2,800
1 hour ago, RichO said:

It is a drug Manfred,  and I'm addicted!

 

Thanks Guys!

 

At least it is not illegal yet and your build is looking great as one would expect from previous posts  :yes:

 

beefy

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Ripaman    832

Rich if this is your addiction please keep going because we are on a heck of a ride my friend, :thumbsup: :thanks:

Regards

Richard

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RichO    2,004

Thanks Guys for the great comments, and for following along.

 

Hey All...

 

   The build continues at a steady but slow pace.  I have been adding hoses, belts, filters, clamps....

 

This is the Air Filter assemblies.  Altho I didn't take as many photos during construction of the filters, but here ya go...

 

The Air Filters have a sort of filter/cooling system that lets the air flow over and around these tubes and everything works well enough.

 

I had to drill out a lot of little holes to fit the rods into.  The construction of the filters was easy enough, but slow and tedious.

 

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This is the hole that the Air Filter will fill.  You can also see the added hoses and piping that I have placed around the engine bay.

 

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The Air Filter sits in a cramped space attached to the cab's back wall.  

 

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Here I have removed the back wall, and the Air Filter is hanging at it's location, and I still have pipes and hoses remaining to install.

 

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This where I'm at for the end of the day, with plenty still to cram into this ever shrinking space.

 

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I have this one side just about done enough to move over to the other side and start the install of the radiators and fans.  I'll be back with a look at the other side, bwahaaaaa..........

 

 

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Pete in Lincs    6,280

If this thing ever went wrong, it must have been

a nightmare for the mechanics to work on.

Excellent modelling as always, rich.

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