Have yet to bond the two halves together, but it looks
good and is quite light (6.5kgs)
24th February 2004
Went to see the bonnet which has just
come out of the mould. Should be very light. Looks nice
although edges need dressing. Photo soon...
I own moulds for the following Lancia Montecarlo parts:
front noseband (3 piece Euro type)
front noseband (single piece type)
front bumper (standard)
front bumper (LDD bodykit)
front bumper with 7" spotlights
rear bumper (LDD bodykit)
side skirts (LDD bodykit)
undercar air duct (front bumper to centre)
front wings, LH & RH
rear wings, LH & RH
"rally style" nose conversion
bonnet heater air intact ducts
Cam manufacturer says they can't supply
any cams with the distributor drive slot in them. Argh!
Then they say they can supply a pair of steel billet
cams with the distributor drive gear. They only have
one pair left. Same price too :-)
A model arrived from Ebay: Its one of the Fly GB slot
cars, but is nicely detailed.
12th February 2004
New cams arrive. Yippee!
Then I notice they don't have the distributor drive
slot. I knew they wouldn't have the distributor skew
Take my bonnet mould to have a lightweight front bonnet
made. Would like carbon fibre, but 4 times cost of grp.
Maybe one day!
11th February 2004
Piston ring circlips arrive (I'd noticed
one pair were missing and I'd prefer to use new ones)
Drill and tap crankshaft.
Next: Make up core plugs. Flush out crank. Then dowel
and lighten flywheel, then balance all rotating masses.
10th February 2004
Send another batch of nuts, bolts and
brackets to be plated. Ready at end of week.
Compile table of all engine fasteners, the sizes thereof
and torque settings.
037 brochure arrives. Just because its got a tiny photo
of an 037, it doesn't make a Delta brochure into an
037 brochure. Very annoyed! Thankfully seller has agreed
9th February 2004
Camshaft company finally get round to
accepting my order!
Crankshaft main, big end and thrust bearings arrive.
Order a set of cutting tools to aid machining flywheel.
They were on special offer and will come in useful for
many other things.
6th February 2004
Make up a mounting jig to securely hold
flywheel squarely in a lathe. Measure run out - 3 thou
(of an inch). Decide on lightening modifications
5th February 2004
Start cleaning up three flywheels. Reject
one as having scored surface. Other two OK.
4th February 2004
Die to cut thread on core plugs have
arrived. Am using a thread which I think is more suitable
than those other people have suggested. Already have
1st February 2004
Won auction on Ebay for a new front headlamp
panel. Not 100% sure if I'll need it, if not, it will
be for sale.
Also won an 037 sales brochure - although hasn't arrived