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Bugatti Details

 

The windows wind up and down and the wood trim is waxed walnut.  All mounting screws

are hidden, and the door panels are removable in order to allow access to the door and window

mechanisms.

The firewall is covered with engine-turned aluminum; the brass panel

is the oil tank which is visible from the other side.

The instrument cluster is lighted,

The molded-on running board strips are replaced by two-piece brass strips, one

chrome plated and one painted black to simulate rubber.

The throttle pedal operates the carburator and supercharger linkages.

Like the prototype, the cam boxes, covers, and timing gear housing are scraped

aluminum.  Note the working valves and camshafts that are part of the Pocher kit.

Miniature documents are in a leather portfolio stored in the door pocket on the passenger's door.

The internal components of the Pocher Bugatti engine

If assembled carefully the crankshaft can turn very smoothly

A scratch-built grill guard is a crowning touch

A scratch-built windshield frame pivots like the prototype                                     Back to Photo Album

 

The digital photos on this site are unaltered.  Well, 'unaltered' may be a bit of an exaggeration, but for the most part they bear

some semblance to the models depicted.  If you see dust, the image is dead nuts on.  If there is no dust, it is something of a crapshoot, but

captures the essence of the model without the distractions of  background clutter and pet hair and  the odd insect wing or bird dropping.