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brian davey

Pocher 1/8 Rolls Royce Sedanca - New Build & Member

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Ha ha ha that’s a riot. Not really but you have to retain a sense of humor doing this build I think.

Build OOB or detail after detail.

Really comes down to, Will you be happy with OOB or wish you had done a little more.

Myself I love doing the detail, and the challenges. I probably won’t go totally museum piece.

I am contemplating a convertible working roof though. I know NUTS !  See if I can work something out when I get there.

This is a great blog for guidance and help. I believe I did get missing parts from Koo when I ordered the DVD.  I had some missing in my kit.

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Good news...

Marvin from MMC has a distributor cap from a junket Sedanca, which he will send to me. Good now I do not have to make one.

I can now let me dog back in the house, kidding.

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Codger or other savvy Builders,

 

On and off I have been looking for the spark plugs that accompanied the Sedanca in the box or the bags, with no luck.

Further, I did purchase MMC’s spark plugs, they are very detailed, I like them.

Today I discovered that the Sedanca plugs are molded on the engine.

QUESTION...is it worthwhile to drill out the Pocher blob spark plugs, and replace them with the MMC ones?

Secondly, would you do this surgery if you had this option.

I am just wondering.

Thanks!

 

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Here are the MMC Spark Plugs. They are wonderfully detailed, they were painted an off white, but it does not look it.

What do you think.

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If you want to use KLG plugs you could paint them pink... Even old style ceramic plugs are fairly white, I think, they discolour to cream as the oil mist and dirt gets baked on. Even with a weathered engine, it shows it's well maintained if it's got new plugs.

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Ron, 

Thank you for taking the time to leave me a message.

I agree with what you wrote. I Am dedicated to make this build to be as remarkable as possible, I am enjoying this model, and I love seeing it happen.

Luckily, Marvin had a Distributor Cap, saving me the angst of having to manufacture one, I even made my plans for creating one. 

I also feel fortunate to own this Pocher RR, and that I am able to purchase the MMC aftermarket parts.

 

On a different note, I won four auctions on Ebay for: 1937 Packard Coupe (Entex), 1937 Packard Formal Sedan (Entex), 1930’s Dusenberg (Entex) and Bugatti Royale Coupe (Entex). That is enough model buying for now.

 

JO NZ - I have decided to go ahead and remove the molded on Spark Plugs, replacing them with the MMC Plugs.

Also thank you for the information and you lone vote to replace them.

Finally, when this Sedanca is finished I do not want to have regrets about added details, so I will see how much I can do, with Codgers valuable assistance and his remarkable build.

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Greetings,

All is well, however, I had a few situations in regards to the MMC Spark Plugs and the Cylinder Head.

First, I tried to drill out the molded in spark plugs so I could use the MMC plugs, it sort of looked ok, but not to the level that I am trying to build, so, I found a cylinder head replacement from a business in Germany. I painted the molded in spark plugs.

Second, I installed the rocker type arms and springs on top of the head. The strength of the springs caused the whole assembly to develop a significant list.

I had to take apart all of the rocker arms etc. of course breaking a bunch of them.

I went online and found ‘tree’ no. 8 at the same store and ordered the ‘tree’.

It arrived in 6 days.

So now I am moving on with the build, still not sure if I am installing all the arms and springs correctly, we shall see.

Pictures soon.

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I’m new to this game but I treated myself to a Pocher Rolls Royce for Christmas.

i was told that nothing fits so I was well prepared.

i have done a lot on the engine and now working on the back axle.

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Welcome aboard Barry.

There is a ton of information and incredible upgrades on this site and blog.

Also jrhscalecars.com is a great site to visit.

 

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Interesting thread. I have a box or 2 and a garage find (in worse than terrible state) in stock. I will be following this build to pick and take notes.

 

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