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JAP Model 3

Post by Guest on Mon Jun 28 2010, 11:45

Well got the JAP home, It not as bad as i 1st thought, the only bit that seems missing is the control rod for the throttle, the rest is there just broken Sad

so will see whay i can salvage/mend!

















Has anyone got any of the control bits?

Cheers Steve

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Re: JAP Model 3

Post by Guest on Mon Jun 28 2010, 15:36

Im thinking about painting it the same colour as the Norman, RAF Blue Grey, what do you guys think?

I would go Sand or Service Green, but I got 1/2 - 3/4 of a tin left so why waste it lol!

I might be able to repair the broken parts with either JB Weld or Solder see how it goes, I might be able to make a new control bit out of some thick gauge wire, wont be as nice as the original but I cant make one and i doubt I can find one!

will get the Head off and have a look inside! the exhaust valve needs reseating as its not sealing.

will get photos up as I go!

Cheers Steve

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Re: JAP Model 3

Post by Guest on Mon Jun 28 2010, 20:36

Well started stipping it down, its doesn't seem to have been run very long or hard. as the bore rings and valves are near new! but it is showing some battle scares!







Which might explain the throttle mod? or battle bodge! but there is more evidence later











Not sure why there a hole in the push rod covers? but its been soldered



HS piston





Right I opened the governor cover and found..........



Nothing!

So I wonder why its been removed, I would like to think it has been repaired while on the field to get it running again, but my common sence tells me it was bodged later in life!

Nerver know could have substained some battle damage and had some field repairs to keep a operational urgent bit of equipment servicable!

Cheers Steve

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Re: JAP Model 3

Post by Guest on Mon Jun 28 2010, 22:00

What do you think would be the best plan?

Do you think it i should try and source a governor Stop Laughing!, or im thinking i can modify a throttle cable sort of job to get the engine running again,

I dont think I will be able to get it back to Orginal, Considering the Damage (which may have been substained operationaly) I would like to see it running again, at show a engine that may or may not have a bit oh history, I can write a good tale lol

Cheers Steve

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Re: JAP Model 3

Post by Guest on Tue Jun 29 2010, 07:21

What i Think im going to do it repair the throttle bits that are there, but retro fit a throttle cable, this means that if a Governor turns up it can be put back to standard!

Cheers Steve

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Re: JAP Model 3

Post by Guest on Wed Jun 30 2010, 08:09

Well had a clean of bits tonight, got most of the brass cleaned up, a bit of vinegar really does the trick, ground the valves is, cleaned and sprayed the barrel and cylinder head, undercoated the vavle cover, push rod tube and and a few small bits, also got a couple of coats of undercoat on the cowling. been a busy boy lol

right should I keep the main casing aluminium or paint it up? its going to be a pain to clean and the old MOD paint sticks like S*#t to a blanket!

Cheers Steve

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Re: JAP Model 3

Post by mike d on Wed Jun 30 2010, 22:08

hi steve.....

where do you keep finding all these engines....

you must be out with a metal detector.. lol! lol! lol! lol!

well done and thanks for posting yet another one of your engines.....

regards.....mike.

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Re: JAP Model 3

Post by Guest on Thu Jul 01 2010, 20:24

Well had the paint out yesterday and today, heres what happened.



























As you can see its going to be blue and silver, the polishing was taking to much time so cleaned it off and got out some paint lol

oh I dont want no mention of short cut steve! lol

Cheers Steve

Mike may have another on the way if my little lady dont kill me 1st geek

Cheers Steve

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Re: JAP Model 3

Post by Guest on Thu Jul 01 2010, 21:14

Please let me know if the silver is to tacky!

Cheers Steve

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Re: JAP Model 3

Post by mike d on Fri Jul 02 2010, 11:18

looking good to me......

but thats only my opinion....

keep up the good work.....

regards.....mike.

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Re: JAP Model 3

Post by Guest on Fri Jul 02 2010, 20:43

Right its slapped back together for effect, something dosnt seem right! might change the valve cover to blue.













Im starting to have doubts about the silver! not sure what else would look ok though, apart from blue, any ideas?

Cheers Steve

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Re: JAP Model 3

Post by Guest on Sat Jul 03 2010, 15:24

Maybe a stop to this job, just had a note saying a need a bone graft!


Cheers Steve

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Re: JAP Model 3

Post by Guest on Sat Jul 03 2010, 19:27

This is as far as i got! i did hook her up to the normans tank, and after some farting about alot of swinging retimed it then swang abit more away she went, its a pain there is no timing marks!







not sure whats going to happen with here not i need a bone graft! i might move it on not sure yet, its got some nice charms!

Cheers Steve

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