Sunday, 16 February 2020

Off to the Foundry

Preparing drawings and planning for patterns is all well and good and requires both time and skill, but we need to draw a line in the sand somewhere, or at least make a mark in the sand and start pouring molten metal. The first three patterns have now been dispatched to the foundry.
These are -

For the rocker covers:




For the radiator header ‘nameplate’ (which is to be cast off this original):



And for a McLaren-Benz plate to fit to the engine block. The photo below shows the pattern in production, based on a rubbing taken from the Armley Mills MDB4:



The finished product:


We need four rocker covers and one off of each of the plates. If your man-cave needs retro-Diesel memorabilia then get in touch, we’re having a couple of spares cast.




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