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Title: Magnifier Ford Gt40
Post by: kpnuts on December 09, 2020, 05:17:17 AM
(https://i.ibb.co/rsbnqy4/IMG-5221.jpg)

Hi all well this arrived today Admittedly I had to wait a while (I ordered it on 27 oct with my birthday money) Let me tell you it was well worth the wait and for 68 quid incredible value for money.

I knew there were some errors on it from watching other builds of it.

The quality of the kit has surprised me, it is incredible,

For instance look at the quality of the chrome

(https://i.ibb.co/xC6XDvz/IMG-5225.jpg)

Unfortunately its wrong (not even sure if you can chrome an engine block) no matter 5 mind in bleach and that problem is cured

(https://i.ibb.co/fQwSPB4/IMG-5223.jpg)

And im not sure why they went to the trouble of pre painting the top of the engine gold as that's wrong too.

(https://i.ibb.co/FgSXndT/IMG-5224.jpg)
Title: Re: Magnifier Ford Gt40
Post by: kpnuts on December 14, 2020, 04:34:05 AM
Hi all, in the reviews I've read of this kit it has said to ditch the kit supplied braided hoses as the fray and fall apart when cut, don't, just spray them with your missus hairspray (don't tell her though)

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It seems a great kit but there is no ford moulds or insignia anywhere on the kit, I assume that's a copyright issue to do with it originally being a trumpeter kit, just a small point but I thought I would mention it.

If you wanted you could always get decals for that.
Title: Re: Magnifier Ford Gt40
Post by: kpnuts on December 16, 2020, 04:35:59 AM
There is no distributor supplied in the GT40 kit, glass beads to the rescue
I've added the carb to the engine (I really like this kit the fit of everything is really good)

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Title: Re: Magnifier Ford Gt40
Post by: finsrin on December 17, 2020, 02:00:36 PM
Fine looking engine and oooh such splendid headers.  :smiley:
Title: Re: Magnifier Ford Gt40
Post by: kpnuts on December 18, 2020, 04:41:24 AM
Hi all the distributor is made and installed 

(https://i.ibb.co/tbFRRNq/Resizer-16082368801051.jpg)(https://i.ibb.co/Bs6qLPf/Resizer-16082368801052.jpg)

Sprayed the floor pan

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Tried the engine in it.

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(https://i.ibb.co/yYZYxPH/Resizer-16082368801054.jpg)

No idea where the coil is placed on this car so left an extra long ht coil lead.
Title: Re: Magnifier Ford Gt40
Post by: kpnuts on December 21, 2020, 03:03:31 AM
Hi all more work on the GT40.

The Leds arrived and they really are micro.

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Title: Re: Magnifier Ford Gt40
Post by: kpnuts on December 22, 2020, 04:09:08 AM
Trial of the body on the car.

(https://i.ibb.co/z8MdKKT/IMG-5305.jpg)
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I notice there is a nice cutout in the headlight housing for the LEDs and a nice round hole for the front indicators 

(https://i.ibb.co/F0F7dpB/IMG-5303.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/h9fxd52/IMG-5302.jpg)

Just don't know where the rear indicators go, there only seem to be main lights and brake lights there.
Title: Re: Magnifier Ford Gt40
Post by: apophenia on December 22, 2020, 07:22:07 AM
Coming together beautifully  :smiley:

... Just don't know where the rear indicators go, there only seem to be main lights and brake lights there.

Since the original GT40s were hand-built, the tail lights were sourced from different car makes. Earliest tail lights were from European cars (don't known which types) but later ones came from T-Birds or from Corsairs. So, rather depends upon which exact GT40 you are building ...
Title: Re: Magnifier Ford Gt40
Post by: kpnuts on December 27, 2020, 04:29:05 AM
Thanks for the info mate.
More work on this great model.
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Title: Re: Magnifier Ford Gt40
Post by: elmayerle on December 28, 2020, 01:03:16 PM
That's coming together very nicely.
Title: Re: Magnifier Ford Gt40
Post by: kpnuts on December 31, 2020, 02:55:53 AM
Hi all more work on this 

(https://i.ibb.co/McQ6XMJ/IMG-5397.jpg)
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Title: Re: Magnifier Ford Gt40
Post by: kpnuts on January 11, 2021, 05:27:10 AM
Hi all I haven't forgotten this just been waiting for better weather (spraying in the shed has been so cold) im pleased how the gloss has turned out on this.

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Title: Re: Magnifier Ford Gt40
Post by: kpnuts on January 12, 2021, 04:31:34 AM
Started lighting up the GT40, just got to figure out how to make the indicators flash and how to add the fibre optics for lighting up the dashboard

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Title: Re: Magnifier Ford Gt40
Post by: Old Wombat on January 12, 2021, 02:06:38 PM
Slick! :smiley:
Title: Re: Magnifier Ford Gt40
Post by: apophenia on January 14, 2021, 09:17:50 AM
Indeed. Excellent looking build  :smiley:

I looked back at the box top and saw the markings. So, your kit is for the GT40 Mk.IIB chassis No. P/1031 as she appeared in 1966 - as race number 2, dark blue paint, single 4-bbl Holley carburettor, twin rear-deck scoops, and twin aluminum 'suitcases' (for Le Mans). BTW, this car won the 1966 Reims 12 Hours event.

After its 427 later seized, the car was 'hybridized' with parts from P/1047. That second car's chassis number was re-assigned to the former 'Blue 2' ... with chassis number plates being switched around for slightly shady racing reasons. This car re-appeared for the 1967 season and that's where is gets even weirder.

One GT40 Mk.IIB (chassis No. P/1047) appeared as 'Light Blue, race No.57) alongside a revitalized - or re-number plated  ;) - chassis No. P/1031 (maroon, race No.5). [1] So why am I telling you all this? Well, chassis No. P/1047 has been preserved (as 'Light Blue 1') at the Revs Institute Collection in Florida. The attach photo of the rear end clearly shows 1966 Chevrolet Corsair taillights. So, taillight mystery solved  :D

https://revsinstitute.org/the-collection/1966-1967-ford-gt40-mark-ii-b/

[1] The Revs Institute says P/1031 No.5 was 'gold' in 1967, confusing it with 1966's race No.5. BTW, the distinguishing features for 1967 were twin 4-bbl carburettors and wider tires (necessitating 'flared' wheel arches to stay within 'covered wheels' rules).
Title: Re: Magnifier Ford Gt40
Post by: kpnuts on January 16, 2021, 04:36:41 AM
More work on this one.
More work on this one (the rear clam shell is just rested on there to see how it looks)
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Title: Re: Magnifier Ford Gt40
Post by: kpnuts on January 18, 2021, 04:00:26 AM
Things will slow down on this for a while as I'm waiting for a flasher circuit board for the indicators, some fibre optics for the dashboard and some switches to operate all the lights, all due mid to late February. 

Anyway here is the next update on this awesome kit.

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Title: Re: Magnifier Ford Gt40
Post by: buzzbomb on January 18, 2021, 05:40:10 AM
Lights and bling  :smiley:
Title: Re: Magnifier Ford Gt40
Post by: kpnuts on January 20, 2021, 04:17:00 AM
Well the fibre optics arrived ahead of schedule so I tried them out, well pleased with the results got 2 more to add for the indicators but have to wait for the flasher circuit board.

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Title: Re: Magnifier Ford Gt40
Post by: Old Wombat on January 22, 2021, 08:46:48 AM
Now you're just showing off! ;D
Title: Re: Magnifier Ford Gt40
Post by: kpnuts on January 25, 2021, 04:58:58 AM
Well I've wasted all weekend trying to get flashing indicators to work (I even bought so called flashing leds, which they didnt) so I've admitted defeat it won't have operating indicators, heres the next installment of the GT40

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Title: Re: Magnifier Ford Gt40
Post by: kpnuts on January 26, 2021, 05:57:06 AM
There is 1 other thing missing from this kit, there is no indicator stalk (which is also the main beam ) luckily its a very simple set up so easy to scratch build also the steering shaft is too long and protrudes too far into the cabin (unfortunately I don't have the equipment to alter that but if you had a mill you could)