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#1 Posted : 21 October 2017 10:48:23

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I've decided to start on this one as the big C Type is nearing completion and I fancy having a go at the E Type.

I have a contact (via my big scratch builds) who owns two series one cars.
One is dark green like the model, the other is primrose yellow.
If I base my build on the green one, I can leave the body alone but the interior will need re-trimming in light green leather.

The yellow car will mean repainting the model, and trimming in red.
At the moment, I'm leaning toward the green one as it's less aggro.

I'll be changing various parts, particularly under the bonnet as his cars are both different in a few areas for whatever reason, and I'll use them as a guide for extra detailing and so on. Ditto the interior.

Oh well, off we go...

Roy.
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#2 Posted : 21 October 2017 11:01:14

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Nice one RoyBigGrin will be followingCool regards PhilCool
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#3 Posted : 21 October 2017 12:29:19

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Well, the first task was to alter the profile of the cylinder head a bit.

DeAgostini have done a good job with the part but the E Types I'm working from have more of an angle to the sides of the head and cam chain case.

A very easy mod - just holding the head against a bench grinder and finishing off with a file.
The head sides were then repainted gold.

Roy.

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#4 Posted : 21 October 2017 14:48:00

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And a little more.

The faces of the cylinder head have been taken back to metal, as a real head would be, and the internal areas painted matt black.
Acorn nuts also painted silver.

Camshafts painted metallic grey and the lobes and bearing faces are silvered using BMF.

Ok, probably never seen once the model is finished, but it's all a bit of fun.

Also - the front coil fixing lug has been cut off - reasons will become apparent.

Roy.

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#5 Posted : 21 October 2017 16:15:48

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Ok.

I've removed the fixing lug for the coil and breather just so that later on I can mount the coil with some added detail.
I've also added an extra piece to the front of the cylinder head to replicate the way the head slopes back between the cam covers. I've also painted that area ally.

All a tad OCD, but it's just part of the fun for me, adding little bits, and (hopefully) improving what is already a great model.

BTW - I'm not touching the bonnet bits - part 1, or the wheels just yet.
No need, they can wait. It's the engine I'm having fun with at present.

On we go...

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#6 Posted : 21 October 2017 17:58:10

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Moving ahead with the engine parts...

Roy.

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#7 Posted : 21 October 2017 21:31:10

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Looks like you're going to have a lot of fun with this Roy, will be watching to see what you come up with.....Cool Cool .. Good luck with her, hope it all works out the way you want it to.....Cool Cool

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#8 Posted : 21 October 2017 23:07:03

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Good to see a different take on the Jag build BigGrin look forward to seeing what else you have up your sleeve Roy.

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#9 Posted : 22 October 2017 13:13:06

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Many thanks chaps. Hopefully it will work out.

Anyway, with the engine block now in bits, I thinned down the centre sections by 3mm each resulting in the block being 6mm narrower than before.
The parts were then all Araldited together and the screw holes filled.

The 6 core plugs on each side were cut back and replaced by three per side as per my friends cars. A further small plug was added above the oil filter mount using a piece of gubbins from my scarp box.

With the block now narrowed, it was glued back onto the lower parts and a curve was fabricated at the joins using a 1/4 section cut from round tube.
These fillets were glued in place and a new distributor mount was also added in a different place.

Once painted, the parts were all finally glued together although I still need to make a front timing chain cover and add it...

Roy.

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#10 Posted : 22 October 2017 17:10:37

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A bit more on the engine.

I've nobbled a part from a kit to replicate the cam chain cover on the engine front and will be making up the bits for the water pump and alternator/dynamo bracket etc. The 'extra' front cover has added around 1.5mm to the engine so hopefully it won't cause any clearance problems later on.

I'm making these changes for a few reasons:

1 - I'm a bit of a Jaguar fanatic.
2 - I'm basing my model on a car a friend owns so I'm trying to (kind of) replicate his.

All great fun as I really enjoy 'tweaking' kits.

Roy.

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#11 Posted : 22 October 2017 18:52:11

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Really impressive Roy Drool great modeling skill ThumpUp regards PhilCool
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#12 Posted : 22 October 2017 20:41:23

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Cor this is going to look good.

You certainly know how these things should look and even at this early stage it looks really nice.

I was really disappointed that i had to ditch my build as it would have been a model i would have liked. Most of the present large scale part works do not appeal to me (nothing wrong with them but just not models that do anything for me).

Hope all your other plans for this one work out as want.
Happy Modelling

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#13 Posted : 23 October 2017 08:56:44

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Many thanks fellow plastic-bashers.

I contemplated adding my own gearbox/clutch housing and even cast one in resin but then looked at the kit part. It has what appears to be mounting holes for attaching the complete engine assembly to the frame later on and rather than fiddle about attempting to replicate these in the correct place, I just decided to put the kit piece back.
Although it's different to my friends car, it will be virtually hidden in the tunnel/firewall later on.

The oil filter feed mount was painted and added, as were the two exhaust manifolds.
These were de-seamed and then painted matt black with a light mist of bronze to give a light surface rust appearance.

Roy.
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#14 Posted : 23 October 2017 10:04:57

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A bit more...

I've made my own starter motor and mounting plate - as I keep repeating, I'm working from a friends real car and I'm trying to get it to look a bit like his which may well have had various mods or alterations over the years.

I've got some really good E Type books with wiring diagrams, so the starter is already drilled to take the power lead later on.

Roy.

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Righty ho...
Last bit until later today.

I've built up the carbs and manifold but chose to add a bit of colour variation in places.

The inlet manifolds have had a dusting of graphite grey and the air plenum chamber has been 'mottled' using cellulose light gold over acrylic silver - while all still wet.
This caused the paints to react a bit (?) and gives a nice 'Hammerite' effect which sadly doesn't show up too well in the pics.

The air filter canister had two prominent mould seams up the front so I removed the small black fitting and de-seamed the part. A further coat of ally paint and it was fitted to the plenum chamber. I'll add a new decal later on.
I also added two inlet pipes as the actual cars do have them.

The water pipe (wrongly described as an air balance pipe - note it connects to the radiator header tank...) was de-seamed, repainted and fitted in place.
All very straightforward stuff.

As my engine is already assembled, screwing the carbs in place is a no-no so they have been attached using 2 part epoxy.

The black wire in the last pics is attached to the starter motor and will eventually go to the starter solenoid.

Roy.


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#16 Posted : 23 October 2017 16:18:13

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Hopefully my constant updates aren't driving people up the pole.
Bear in mind I'm retired, and have a very amenable better half who lets me 'play' as much as I like.
(I sent her off to Portugal with her bestie friend yesterday for a week to to keep her happy)

Anyway...

I made a new distributor and added the vacuum advance/retard mechanism along with the feed pipe from the inlet manifold.
I'll add the ignition leads a bit later as they will just get snagged if I add them now. (Been there - done it umpteen times)

Made a new water pump and the associated pulleys, all fitted in place.
New Alternator next, then the belt that goes with it.

Roy.



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#17 Posted : 23 October 2017 18:03:24

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The engine is really starting to look the part Roy, great work Cool
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#18 Posted : 23 October 2017 18:39:56

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Thanks for looking in Dave.

Last update tonight.

I've been looking at the carb setup and it was bugging me.
Two things -
1: No linkages.
2: Dashpots should be polished ally.

I've removed the linkage rod in prep for making up a representation of the throttle linkages.
Nothing elaborate, but just something that connects the throttle control rod to the carbs themselves.

Also - the dashpots have been removed and covered with Bare metal foil.
Much nicer now that they have been refitted.

The alternator has now also been made (my own) and fitted.
A drive belt will be added when all the glue is really dry.

Roy.

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#19 Posted : 24 October 2017 06:23:57

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Really great work Roy BigGrin the engine is a model on its own Drool regards PhilCool
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#20 Posted : 24 October 2017 07:46:53

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You are doing a brilliant job on the engine Roy, looking like the real thing.

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