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Why classic car engines are so rewarding: Auto Union Typ C Stromlinie


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#1 OFFLINE   X-Filer

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 08:20 AM

A few years ago, after watching some works I found online upon the Auto Union Typ C Stromlinie, I always found they could've gone a bit further. Therefore, after some research on how the final result should look like, Spending almost 3 months detailing it, I thought I'd never endeavour into something like this again... only to a few months later finding myself doing the same job to a friend of mine's birthday.

Let me show you the "step-by-step" of this which has become one of my most rewarding jobs to date.

This is where I started from:

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Outside the streamlined body:

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This is what I meant to reproduce:

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The CMC engine is a good refference:

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The only photograph I found of the record car engine:

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First I painted the valve covers with Gun Metal in order to tone them down a bit darker and with that metalic finish:

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Transmission bellows painted flat black and added fixation clamps (from aluminium tape):

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Detailed hot water ducts and respective dilation joints and hose clamps:

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Air filter housing detailed in order to mimic brass and carburettors with the fuel feed line holes drilled::

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Distributors:

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Rear axle torsion dampers:

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The gearbox had a first Gun Metal coat and I drilled a hole from where the lubrication lines for the cardans will protrude (they had a funny way of lubricating them, with a tip inserted to the bellows from the outside):

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The engine after the differential got painted flat black::

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This engine has a whole lot of piping and tubing; water, fuel, lubricant... and they're all braided hoses! This is how the fuel return pipe looks like... and dang, it took long to coil the copper wire around it:

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Water pump inlet hose:

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Hot water hose:

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Drive belt:

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Piping and more piping:

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A little test fit:

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What a beautiful machine!

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On the left flank, a few hoses more, this time including the oil filter:

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The carburettor with the fuel lines installed, all it's missing is the throttle linkage and the fuel return line:

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I weathered the exhaust pipes a little too:

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Here is the engine finished and fitted with the rear axles, wheels and brakes:

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Fuel pump:

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Rear brake lines:

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Finished dual choke carburettor included fuel lines (I used welding cord cause it's easier to mould):

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Gearbox (only received the gear linkage after I installed it in th engine bay) and that unusual lubrication system;

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The beautiful vertical-mounted twin-scroll Roots-type supercharger:

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Oil filler cap and pipe:

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Original vs. detailed:

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Edited by X-Filer, 31 July 2018 - 09:18 AM.

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#2 OFFLINE   X-Filer

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 08:54 AM

It's always a pain in the butt to put modified engines under their bonnets, they always "grow" and sometimes it's necessary to trim something down. In this case, the fuel feed lines to the carburettors had to be lowered in order for the bonnet to shut properly:


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Original engine vs. detailed model:

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Edited by X-Filer, 31 July 2018 - 09:17 AM.

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 10:11 AM

Nice! Always interesting to see this type of detailing, looks good.

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 10:54 AM

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 12:08 PM

Wow - imressive work, X-Filer!! :rock:
As you know I have the same model and I love it.
I'm not engaged in modding until so far, but this one really invites to improve the engine bay.
Have been thinking whether one could grab CMC's single engine and fit it into this lovel Revell miniature... ;-)

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 03:22 PM

Late to the thread,not seen this before but so glad i have.Fantastic work on the Auto Union,loving all the added detail and looks so much better. :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :yahoo: :occasion14: :danke:

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 12:11 AM

:omg: I have no words to say. Just > :omg:
I'll be back
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