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  1. Building a 1/20 scale Lancia D-50

    I've been very busy lately trying to bring my Zagato back to life. I've got the engine back in and it should be up and running soon. The HPE completed its first road trip to Watkins Glen flawlessly, so now I can remove all the spare parts and tools I had in the back for the trip.
    Its been kind of nice to take a break from the D-50, but I'm making progress again. The next stage of the build is the bodywork. But, much like real cars, bodywork sucks! The body is fitting nice but there is a ...
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  2. Building a 1/20 scale D-50 #8

    Hello fellow Lancisti,
    I've been working on the 4 downdraft weber carbs and the associated fuel system. The carbs have turned aluminum velocity stacks and a small photo etch plate on the top. The kit comes with a male and female mold press that when you put the photo etch filter screen in and squeeze , it puts a nice curve into it. The fuel filter is mounted on the frame and I added fuel lines to it plus the familiar yellow flexible fuel lines. I'm starting to dry fit the body panels to ...
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  3. Building a 1/20 scale Lancia D-50 #7

    Hello,
    I've written out long winded posts about the D-50 progress and tried to post it with pictures but for whatever reason, it doesn't post. So , life being too short and all, Ill just post pics from now on.
    A very brief summary of the additions include the radiator and oil cooler, front leaf spring with adjustable damper, worm and roller steering box, steering column , bell crank and tie rods, front shocks and frame / suspension uprights.
    Todd
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  4. Building a 1/20 scale Lancia D-50

    The rear de-dion tube sits on a cast aluminum housing connected to the leaf spring and transaxle. Its a bit tricky because the driveshaft ends need to be inserted into both the transaxle and the hubs at the same time when gluing it together.
    At each end of the de-dion tube , 2 pieces of photo-etch are glued together and then bent out to form the upper and lower connection points for the long and short radius arms. The other end of the radius arms are glued to holes drilled into the chassis ...
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  5. Building a 1/20 scale D-50

    The D-50 is progressing well. The basic chassis is complete after alot of fiddling with the tubes to get them in the right place before glueing. Once the side and top assemblies are in place , I used the firewall to locate them exactly where it needs to be. Then to make sure its all in the right place I added the engine which has 4 locating pins for engine mounts on the bottom and 2 in the firewall. It all fits so tightly once in place that I haven't needed to ca glue it in place.
    I believe ...
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