Armoured Car

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Ken Brearley
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Armoured Car

Post by Ken Brearley » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:22 pm

Just finished one of the wheels and the engine, thanks to Robert Reid for the detailed photos.
The spokes were attached using a combination of solder and two part epoxy resin. To help fit the tyre I first heated it in very warm water and it slipped on without any problems.
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Re: Armoured Car

Post by michael haerle » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:44 am

Ken,
wonderfully built motor & wheels. I did not build my engine. Will start after all wheels with it. Your pictures of the engine will help me. Thanks.

Best regards Michael

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Re: Armoured Car

Post by Ken Brearley » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:39 am

Hi Michael, if you want any more photos just let me know.

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Re: Armoured Car

Post by Robert Reid » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:21 pm

Your engine is stunning!

Later today, I'll try and post some more chassis pictures. The Alpine Eagle chassis is now about done, awaiting wiring. Radiator arrived from re-coring yesterday. A work of art in and of itself.

Cheers,

RPR

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Re: Armoured Car

Post by michael haerle » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:19 am

Hello Ken,

more pictures of the engine would be great. I would be very happy about it.

Best regards
Michael

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Re: Armoured Car

Post by Ken Brearley » Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:40 pm

Hi Michael
A few more photos of the engine, I hope this helps.
Ken
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Re: Armoured Car

Post by michael haerle » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:29 pm

Hello Ken,

Thank you for the beautiful pictures of the RR engine. Really great built. These pictures will serve as inspiration for my engine.

Thanks again.

greetings
Michael

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Re: Armoured Car

Post by Robert Reid » Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:58 am

Ken:

Absolutely beautiful!

The only suggestion I would make is that the 'block' where the wires come out of the magneto was made of 'Red Fiber" insulating material. It gets painted sort of a reddish brown.

This is a completely different magneto. But shows the insulating block in its true color

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Amazing work!!!

I will post pictures of brakes and linkages this week!

Cheers,

RPR

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Re: Armoured Car

Post by Ken Brearley » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:36 am

Thanks for the advice Robert, I will sort that out as soon as I have finished the steering assembly.
Ken

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Re: Armoured Car

Post by Robert Reid » Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:41 am

Well done in the timing pointer, BTW!

I had forgotten to make that until I saw your build...

Cheers,

RPR

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Re: Armoured Car

Post by Ken Brearley » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:22 pm

It has been a while since I posted any photos. Here is my progress to date.
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Re: Armoured Car

Post by Ken Brearley » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:26 pm

Some more, sorry if any are duplicates
Ken
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Re: Armoured Car

Post by michael hilton » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:46 pm

Hello Ken, that is a magnificent build, very 'tidy', (welsh word for quality). Your attention to the fine detail does you great credit.....Mick.

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Re: Armoured Car

Post by Ken Brearley » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:47 pm

I couldn’t resist putting the radiator on😀
Ken
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Re: Armoured Car

Post by Ken Brearley » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:49 pm

Thanks Mick for your kind comments, as you can see I have lots of help from my cats.
Ken

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