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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby Paul » Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:45 pm

Hi BA,

I haven't got anything to accurately measure the following, so apologies in advance:

The inner diameter (highlighted in Red) looks like 23.5MM

The outer diameter (highlighted in Blue) looks like 31.5MM

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With the bevel (highlighted in Green) that looks as though it is 5MM

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I'm sorry that I can't be more accurate on the above, but then they are as rough as the chrome finish !!!!!
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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby Paul » Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:08 pm

casper wrote:I like the headlight lenses Paul :)
Does the wheel rim have a tire valve

Hi Casp,

Before I start, please note the aweful spray job on the wheels - even I could have done a better job myself :shock: !!!!!

Originally I answered Yes and No to your question about the tyre valve......

The reason being, yes there is, though as you will see in the pic below, it is rather punny and sprayed the same colour as the wheel:

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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby Paul » Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:11 pm

amedcalf wrote:Parts dont look too bad, got me wondering now though if I have made a mistake in ordering it :(

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Hi Allan,

have you had a payment taken yet? as I haven't
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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby Paul » Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:15 pm

baby_astons wrote:thanks paul, at least the kit seems to contain 4 wheel studs/nuts - a lovely feature one must do on his own with most kits...

Hi BA,

Yes it does, and they were a real swine to attach as I think that in a later issue you should get a tool to help fix them in place :angry-banghead: :laughing-rolling:

I'll post more about this when I've caught up with all the pics I took last night
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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby baby_astons » Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:26 pm

ok so 31,5 is it paul, thanks - if someone has a caliper to measure let us know...
does sound an awful lot big btw...

just saying this because the db5 lights are 22,5mm so even if the mini is 1:7 and not 1:8 -
the aston would be 180mm in real and the mini 220,5mm :shock: now would you believe that??
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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby baby_astons » Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:34 pm

this really got me thinking and I found this:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLASSIC-MINI- ... 1062723836
so according to that it's 7" in real which is 177,8mm or should be 25,4mm on the model
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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby Paul » Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:36 pm

baby_astons wrote:ok so 31,5 is it paul, thanks - if someone has a caliper to measure let us know...
does sound an awful lot big btw...

just saying this because the db5 lights are 22,5mm so even if the mini is 1:7 and not 1:8 -
the aston would be 180mm in real and the mini 220,5mm :shock: now would you believe that??

Hi BA,

I've just checked the outer rim of the headlights again as per the above, and even without a caliper I know I'm not that far out as I managed to take the lense out again to measure it all for you ! :)
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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby baby_astons » Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:37 pm

but then the headlight would be 1:6 scale rather than 1:7 :shock: :shock:
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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby Paul » Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:38 pm

baby_astons wrote:this really got me thinking and I found this:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLASSIC-MINI- ... 1062723836
so according to that it's 7" in real which is 177,8mm or should be 25,4mm on the model

BA, I think that you need to re-look at my photos, as it's not just the ring as per the above link :)
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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby baby_astons » Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:44 pm

might well be paul, still, everything I could find on the net is that the mini had 7 inch headlights, that would translate to 177,8mm
what's the cost for the issue #1 at the news agents? maybe someone could buy one set and send just the headlights :think:
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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby Paul » Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:52 pm

baby_astons wrote:might well be paul, still, everything I could find on the net is that the mini had 7 inch headlights, that would translate to 177,8mm
what's the cost for the issue #1 at the news agents? maybe someone could buy one set and send just the headlights :think:

Hi BA,

The first issue I think is less than £2 from the shop, but I've not seen them in the shops here so I just subscribed (albeit no payments taken). Perhaps you could ask someone else in the UK to subscribe and then cancel the subscription?
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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby Paul » Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:58 pm

Paul wrote:
casper wrote:I like the headlight lenses Paul :)
Does the wheel rim have a tire valve

Hi Casp,

Before I start, please note the aweful spray job on the wheels - even I could have done a better job myself :shock: !!!!!

Originally I answered Yes and No to your question about the tyre valve......

The reason being, yes there is, though as you will see in the pic below, it is rather punny and sprayed the same colour as the wheel:

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Hence one of earlier comments about a couple of mods coming to mind .....more to come on that!!!!


Hi Casp,

Further to your question, my initial thought for the tyre valve, was to just paint it black......

However, after having a bit of a think, I decided to use some fishing rig tube (2mm).

Due to where the tyre valve goes into the wheel, the tubing needed to be cut off at an angle.

The next consideration was that the tyre valve caps should be silver, so that was just a paint job:

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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby Paul » Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:37 pm

Another pic of the tyre valve mod.

What with that and the tyre, they are not too bad. It's just a real shame about the spray job on the wheel by De-Ag !!!!


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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby Paul » Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:39 pm

Looking at the above pic/post, there was another mod that I did, though with a mixture of success......
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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby Paul » Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:07 pm

A pic of the caliper, dust cover and disc (from the inside) fitted to the wheel:

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The bolts were a right swine to put through to the other side, never mind attaching the nuts!
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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby baby_astons » Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:21 pm

well done paul,
they also didn't get the tyre valve right in angling it away from where the air should go -
so basically where it sits now, the air wouldn't go into the tyre but would rather exit on the rear side of the rim :mrgreen:
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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby Paul » Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:28 pm

Hi BA,

With the quality of what has been supplied, I'm questioning why I am bothering to do anything to this lot!
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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby Paul » Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:33 pm

Just to keep BA Happy :)

A Pic of the 4 bolts that I needed to use fingers and tweezers to fit (as apparently a tool will come in later issues to help ....):

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I also did another mod, but that's not been cleaned off yet, as can be seen in the above pic (but then the spray on the wheels is so bad, it's difficult to see), and also my next post !
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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby casper » Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:55 pm

Thanks for the pics Paul :)
I see what you mean about the wheel, that's a real shame. If you explain they should send a replacement.
Looks like the wheel should have been de-burred before painting
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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby Paul » Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:01 pm

casper wrote:Thanks for the pics Paul :)
I see what you mean about the wheel, that's a real shame. If you explain they should send a replacement.
Looks like the wheel should have been de-burred before painting

Hi Casp,

I really can't be bothered at the moment as literally all the quality of the parts are so bad it is really is beyond belief.

It's a bit like certain parts of the forum at the moment,.

With all the above, I'm just wondering why I bother etc.
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