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Tamiya P-51D, Sinai, 1956, Finished, 2.1.18

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Thank you, Mark.  The engine bay is turning out better than I ever expected when I started this project.

 

Thank you, Jamme.  It seems like ages since I've seen you.  I'm glad you stopped by to say hello.

 

Thank you, Brother Bear.  I have to admit, I was being a smarty pants by trying to get 10 parts, like Wolf, put together for the coolant lines.

 

Thank you, Mal.  Now that I'm so close to finishing, probably still a month, tho!, I've finally been thinking about the painting and weathering.

 

At times, Kevin!  Thanks for stopping by.

 

Thank you, Craig.  Easy-squeezy for the control link flats.  I squeeze the end in a small pair of flat-nosed pliers, then trim and sand to shape.

 

The real test, if one can call it a test, is to have them parallel to each other.  For that, after I squeeze, trim, and shape one end, I lie the rod flat on the adhesive side of some tape, with the flat end parallel to my desktop, lift the other end with a tweezer and press that end flat.  Works almost every time!

 

Thank you, Jerry.  That is a good question.  I haven't seen Geoff about for a while.  I hope he's well.

 

Thank you everyone.

Sincerely,

Mark

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Hey...great builds take time and joy.......i know i know...my build span is 3-4 month up to a year....and then we only talk 2 models at the time max at the sime time (that means 3 moth each to 1 year)

 

So hey... take time and enjoy..that is what building is about.

 

/Mal

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Thank you, Craig.  Easy-squeezy for the control link flats.  I squeeze the end in a small pair of flat-nosed pliers, then trim and sand to shape.

 

 

The real test, if one can call it a test, is to have them parallel to each other.  For that, after I squeeze, trim, and shape one end, I lie the rod flat on the adhesive side of some tape, with the flat end parallel to my desktop, lift the other end with a tweezer and press that end flat.  Works almost every time!

 

 

Cheers Mark, I'll have to give it a go. I never would have thought it'd squash like that :)

 

Craig

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Did this more than a few times before I got to this point.  I didn't follow my basic tenant: Keep It Simple Stupid!  After this it IS break-time.

 

Mostly electrical with other things thrown in.

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Electrical Plug Type PA.  I put the tie-in at the top in case I wanted to remove the bottom and put on the lower cowl.

 

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The cross is a Fitting-Junction.  Top line goes to left side Magneto bottom.  Bottom goes under engine to right side Magneto bottom.  I won't connect it to the Magneto, I'll just run it under the engine out of sight and cut it.  Annealed brass wire, maybe 24 ga.

 

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Many red insulation inserts into the firewall and little Switch box to the left.

 

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Boot Assembly on Generator, ties in to firewall.  Under Magneto, electrical line tie-in, from left frame.  White disc: Fuel Pump (thank you, Wolf - supposed to be white square, I'll fix that), ties in to Switch box.

 

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Top: needed to move the Tachometer to the opposite side of the head because it was in the way of something, I don't remember.  Ties in to firewall.  Magneto wiring goes under engine and is cut.  Cylinder with star shape is the Starter, ties in to Switch box.

 

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Bottom: found the oil conduit.  Line is Oil Temperature Bulb (Resistance Type).  Upward: .062 solid core solder with heat shrink tube is the continuation of the Breather Tube.  Enters the side panel.  Hope that works.  White box seems to be the Booster Coil.  Rear line ties into firewall, front line ties into face of right side Magneto.  Top on frame:  there are two lines, not one.  One is the Manifold Pressure Line and the other is the Fuel Pressure Line.

 

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Showing the Breather Tube tied in.  Also the Oil Temperature Bulb (Resistance Type).

 

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Right side Engine tie-in to firewall and Switch box.

 

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Left side Engine tie-in to firewall and Switch box.  Line-work could be better.  I'll work on that.

 

Got a few more but SWMBO is calling my name.

Until then.  Thanks for stopping by.

Sincerely,

Mark

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Brother Bear

Absolutely Incredible work .. you're raising the bar to heights not seen before.

After some RNR

Keep 'em coming

Peter

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Mark, you are nuts! My kind of nuts though as I did much the same on my Spitfire so I know the effort you're putting in on this. When I continue on with my own Mustang build I'm not going to follow your lead, LOL! I think I'll go part way but not that far so this is definitely a treat to follow! Carry on young man, I think I'll get a drink and some popcorn and settle in for more of your awesomeness at work.

 

Cheers,

Wolf

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It would be a delight to work on a real one, Craig.  At one point I thought of becoming an Aircraft Mechanic as a second career.  Thank you.

 

Thank you, Peter.

 

Thank you, Wolf.  This is indeed overdone. Part way is best.  I get caught up in things sometimes and this is one of them.  There is a LOT of stuff that was overdone over the entirety of the kit.  It's too much to visually absorb.  There comes a point when your eyes just can't take anymore.

 

Where was I.  Oh, yes.

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Piecing the puzzle together, right side.  Left side free wire goes into Magneto bottom.  Something I see now that won't be seen.  Time for it to go.  Nice idea, though.

 

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Left side.  Right side Magneto wire needs to tie-in.

 

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Left side, showing Generator wiring.

 

Many thanks.

Sincerely,

Mark

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