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rjfk2002

Pocher Volvo F12 Build

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Fixing Hoses

 

Minor update.  I have been wrestling with getting a hose fitted between the fan/radiator and the engine.  The first hose was too soft and kinked when I tried to bend it.  In Paul Koo's DVD he recommends using cutting a piece of a Nintendo GameCube controller cord to stuff in the tube to keep it solid and flexible.  Unfortunately I don't have a controller to sacrifice so I dug around to find another tube.  I had one that was much thicker than the kit hose and didn't kink.  Unfortunately this one is slightly bigger and doesn't cut as cleanly.  My scissors didn't work well so I used sprue cutters which left an uneven kit.  I decided to go with this instead of the kinked kit hose.  You can see the results below and the gap caused by the poor cut.  After staring at it for a while a solution popped to mind - black electrical tape to cover the gap and metal foil tape to fake a hose clamp.  This did the trick.  The metal foil hides the top seam of the electrical tape and breaks up the black to hide the different shades.  I thought it was a neat trick and worth sharing.  

 

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Nice save on the hose. I assume that, now you are going to be making hose clamps for the other end and for the lower hose? It's always something but, it does look better with the clamp. I'm looking forward to seeing the chassis with the engine in it and ready for the body.

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Good solution. Even in the picture where you always see all flaws, you cannot detect it. 

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Engine Installation

 

I decided to paint the transmission a different color to break up the green a bit.  Here is the engine, ready to be dropped into the frame.  I didn't put a clamp on hose going into the top of the radiator as the tube is a bit squished.  It's not noticeable in black but when I added the foil it became apparent.  Also I left the turbo charger off in this pic (more on that later).

 

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Here is the engine in the frame.  It dropped in OK and only required some slight left/right adjustments to get it to fit under the cab floor.  For a moment I thought I was going to avoid the typical Pocher fit problem.  But remember the turbo charger?  That was a harsh reminder that nothing fits on a Pocher the first time.  There is a black corrugated hose that attaches from the turbo charger to the muffler.  There isn't a lot of space to work with to get the hose on the muffler and it was a tight squeeze.  Eventually it slipped on.  When I attached the other to the turbo charger that is where I ran into some issues.  The whole assembly popped off the engine and took out one of the oil lines :rage:

The oil line proved to be a lost cause.  To reinstall I would need to take the engine out again to reattach.  I worried that I would potentially damage something else in the process for an oil line that is almost entirely hidden by the frame and supercharger.  I used stronger glue to get the assembly reattached and anchored to the engine (should have used epoxy the first time).  I left the hose on the supercharger and stretched it back to fit.  That seemed to work.  

 

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Yep....that works for me mate....great work on this huge beast....will make the F40 seem like 1:12th after this :)

 

Ron

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That's a whole lot of truck there! It's looking good. The truck might be larger than the F40 but, I bet that the F40 will be heavier! I like the color combinations of all the silvers, black, gray and gunmetal with the green engine.

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Pity that you lost the oil line, but I can imagine that you didn't want to run the risk for more damage by taking the engine out again.

This is a real beast. Huge..

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All those details you added are paying off Rich; that over head view is a treat. Super neat work on a tough subject.

Don't sweat the oil line...

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Thanks gents.  I wasn't sure how the various colors would look but it came out nicely.  Haha I don't want to think about what I am getting myself into with the F40. It probably could close to fitting on the back of the beast...

 

As I was trying to fit the hose and using strong adult language I didn't notice that the oil line had popped off. It wasn't until I finished with the hose and moved the model that I noticed it lying there on the table...  in retrospect I should have glued both ends down.  I had drilled a hole for a peg which I glued, but the other end was taped down (simulated bracket).  Oh well...  

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