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Port side plumbing done! (I think)

August 30 2012 at 12:33 AM

Wolf Buddee  (Login KramerDog)
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I've finally managed to get all the plumbing done for the port side of the Merlin for Tamiya's 1/32nd scale Spitfire Mk IX. I added the last bit today, a scratch-built pressure relief valve for the glycol header tank. It's located right in the middle of the tank between the inlet and outlet pipes that run from the tank to the cylinder heads. A vent tube will run from the bottom of the valve and exit out on the stbds side of the Merlin. The tube vents out a hole in the stbd side engine cowl panel. I've completed adding all the inter-cooler coolant lines and also scratch-built a pressure relief valve and vent tube that runs from the top of the inter-cooler coolant tank. The tachometer cable, which runs from the rear of the port cylinder head has been added and it was made from annealed guitar string. Next I'll tackle the stbd side plumbing, then the oil tank below the engine, and then finally the air filter housing assembly. Hopefully the cowl panels will still all fit around the engine. That's my goal anyways...........



This message has been edited by KramerDog from IP address on Aug 30, 2012 12:34 AM

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