Wednesday, September 26, 2012
This Porsche 917/10 normally aspirated modified by me was originally made by Solido with Ref. 18 as a Porsche 917/10 turbo charged that raced at the 1972 Laguna Seca #7 with George Follmer Team: Penske 1st OA. The original Solido model is depicted next:
To convert it to the model that raced at the 1971 Road America I had to remove the rear wing, open the central part of the rear cowling showing the top of the engine and instal a small deflector at rear end of the cowling, also install rear braces for the roll cage, instal a small deflector in the front and modify the front fenders. But the first thing to do is to do the cuts and the filling:
The next thing to do is to fill-up the front fenders and the top rear end of the rear cowling plus file the excess epoxy:
The next thing to do is to paint it:
Then the final result is the car, Porsche 917/10 normally aspirated s/n: 917/10-002 that raced at the 1971 Road America with #20, driven by Jo Siffert Team: STP / Porsche-Audi / Marlboro 2nd OA Engine was, Flat 12cyl DOHC 4998 cc 630 hp at 8300 rpm 425 ft.lb at 6400 rpm compression ratio=10.5:1 Bosch F.I. 4 speed gearbox 743 kg.
Monday, September 24, 2012
This Porsche 935/76 modified by me was originally made by Luso-toys with Ref. M8-b as a Porsche 935/76 low nose that raced at the 1976 Mugello 6 hr with #4. The original Luso-toys model is depicted next:
To convert it to the model that raced at Vallelunga in 1976 that had near vertical headlamp housings because Jochen Mass felt that the slant nose configuration was giving too much front down force, so for the second race at Vallelunga the old headlights were re-installed.
Then the final result is the car, Porsche 935/76 s/n: R15. 935 002 (converted Porsche 930/72 s/n: 930 670 0002 ) that raced at Vallelunga in 1976 #1 Gr.:5 with Jacky Ickx and Jochen Mass 1st OA 270 laps 143.8km/h Grid=1st Engine was, flat 6cyl sohc turbo 2856cc 590 hp at 7900 rpm 434 lb.ft at 5400 rpm CR=6.5:1 340 km/h accel 0 to 100 km/h = 3.3 sec 970kg
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
This Ferrari 512S Spyder CanAm modified by me was originally made by Brumm with Ref. R200 as a Ferrari 512S berlinetta that raced at Daytona in 1970 with #28. The original Brumm model is depicted next:
First step, remove all non metalic parts,
Second step, cut the roof and the rear vertical air straitners,
Third step, Remove paint and reshape the rear end below the aileron including cutting wide the low opening,
Fourth step, fill-up the rear top opening, install the new vertical air straiteners and extend the right and left rear ailerons, also install the new engine cover with an opening for the periscope ram air intake. At this time the ram air intake, the rear exhausts are painted and the top shape for the rear layout is also cut.
Fifth step, fill-up with epoxy all 3 headlight sills, the top of the rear cowling, the engine cover and the 2 air exit ducts from the engine compartment,
Sixth step, remove all the excess epoxy and polish all the metal parts plus remove all metal moulding joints,
Seveth step, install the rear side mirrors and paint the model with primer,
Eighth step, paint it red,
Now, next is the final resulting model representing the Ferrari 512S Spyder s/n: 1006 that raced at the 1970 CanAm Mid Ohio with #20 Team NART driven by Pedro Rodriguez dnf (engine failure) did 70/80 laps being 11th OA, Grid: 5th (1:30.400). Engine: V12cyl. dohc 4994 cc, 4vpc, 550 hp at 8500 rpm, 371 ft.lb at 5500 rpm, 340 km/h, 5sp gearbox, 880 kg, 25 built (total of 512’s).
Saturday, September 8, 2012
This 1932 Ford B made by ERTL Ref. 2501-1 depicted here is a good candidate for a real Hot-Rod.
This Ford B went then through a process of conversion into a Hot-Rod that included: Filing the front hood lateral panels opening it to see a newly installed V8 engine, remove both the front and the rear bumpers as well as the rear spare wheel, remove the side windows deflectors and install a new set of wheels and exhaust pipes. Now it is a good 1/43 representation