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4-cam for beginners

#1 Post by Joris Koning » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:40 am

I have to start somewhere ;-) This one has just been released. Made by the same company who did the 911 engine model which was discussed here last year. Makes for a perfect Christmas gift
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#2 Post by steven mclean » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:30 am

Joris ,I see it's next to your legos. Steven.

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#3 Post by Eric Lenius » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:13 am

And a book on John Cleese.....

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#4 Post by Joris Koning » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:42 am

Yup, tools of the trade
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#5 Post by Eric Lenius » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:10 pm

Indeed sir!

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#6 Post by Adam Wright » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:34 pm

I was waiting for this one, now Max and I just have to finish the 911 one, it's about half done.
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#7 Post by Jay Wiener » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:13 pm

Joris, is that a roller crank or flat crank? Numbers matching?

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#8 Post by GregVandenbussche » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:38 pm

Hi Joris,

Are you in Europe? Trying to find a retailer in US but all the one for sale I can find are in Europe or Japan..
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#9 Post by jule block » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:43 pm

Pelican has them

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#10 Post by Adam Wright » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:52 pm

jule block wrote:Pelican has them
Yup, they say they have 100 in stock, but I guess it's 98 now, because I just ordered 2!
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#11 Post by jule block » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:56 pm

I did the same hopefully the 100 count was correct.

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#12 Post by Jon Bunin » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:25 pm

Perhaps I'm being picky, but the box illustration shows a Carrera exhaust with Spyder-mounted distributors, an arrangement that isn't correct for either car.
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#13 Post by John Brooks » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:15 am

It's a 547 engine, cam driver distributors
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#14 Post by Jon Bunin » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:11 am

John Brooks wrote:It's a 547 engine, cam driver distributors
Yes John, but they were mounted towards the rear in a Carrera.
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#15 Post by Joris Koning » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:50 am

Hi Jon,

The model actually has several mistakes/particulars I have not assembled it but some things I noted while going through the parts:

- Gears are straight cut and not gleason spiral bevel
- later style (C2) generator stand
- Exhaust, as pointed out by you. The kit also comes with a pea shooter but one for a street car and not a mid engined car
- Later style heads, in their defense from 62/63 onwards these were the only ones available and were also used on the Elva's and late Spyders
- Early spyder would have had 4-bolts are DCM carbs

I am sure I will find more. At the same time it has many cool features such as actual drag levers, a build up crank with one piece rods just like the Hirths etc. Hope to get started this weekend and will report back
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