Thursday, June 27, 2013

1955 Porsche progress

 Removed a pound of bondo w a propane torch and found more steel repairs to make,
 rear sections are pretty much done

 here you can see where einstein flared out the front fenders,, not sure how to approach un-doing this.
how much bondo if any is hidden in the nose?

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Mercedes Benz 1959 180 Ponton starter gear clutch

 non starter side of ring gear,
 rebuilt clutch pack and pressure plate and throw out bearing , maybe the spring tension was just too whipped to use, the 3 fingers had some wear ,
worn out starter solenoid causes these chewed up teeth, here you can see that you cannot just flip the ring gear and use the other side, special grooves to engage starter gear... no where could i find a reference to the correct teeth on a 180... theres 108 teeth on a 180 starter gear.. to swap . just mark exactly where the old starter gear mounts , torch heat just the gear till it gets hot expands and falls off. reverse to install.

Panther tanks

 Panther tracks from panzer below

 Elsner and his panther below
Marder Panzer

Wanted STG 44 MP44 relic or semi

Sunday, June 09, 2013