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Lifters and Valve Springs
Timing for the Mercedes D.IIIa
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by: Stephen T. Lawson [ JACKFLASH ]

History

An overhead camshaft (OHC) engine of 1914-1918 (also informally called pushrod engine) is a type of piston engine that places the camshaft running above the cylinder heads (with the the crankshaft in the block below), and uses lifters to actuate rocker arms above the cylinder heads that in turn actuate the valves. The lifters or tappets are located in the above the engine camshaft that runs above the tops of the cylinders.

kit contents

Taurus Models makes high quality details its forte. Now they spring into action with a set of rocker valve lifters / tappets and springs for the 1:32 Mercedes D.IIIa motors in today's popular kits.

The Kit Parts

14 rocker arm lifters & 14 dual positioned valve springs (either open or closed).

Something for "larger scale" modellers: lifters & springs in 32 scale. It's very simple product and very useful. Roden and WNW models don't have these items in their kits. These are the versions seen on many 170 -180hp motors. These are applicable to Mercedes inline motors.

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SUMMARY
Highs: Highly detailed parts in good quality resin.
Lows: It would be great to see these parts as they could be appiled to scale motors in images on their website.
Verdict: Well worth the price. parts that will add scale setails not available from even the better manufacturers.
  DESIGN & DETAILS:93%
  RESIN QUALITY:90%
  INSTRUCTIONS:90%
Percentage Rating
91%
  Scale: 1:32
  Mfg. ID: #3202
  Suggested Retail: $4.49
  Related Link: website
  PUBLISHED: Nov 13, 2012
  NATIONALITY: Germany
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 90.97%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 92.36%

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About Stephen T. Lawson (JackFlash)
FROM: COLORADO, UNITED STATES

I was building Off topic jet age kits at the age of 7. I remember building my first WWI kit way back in 1964-5 at the age of 8-9. Hundreds of 1/72 scale Revell and Airfix kits later my eyes started to change and I wanted to do more detail. With the advent of DML / Dragon and Eduard I sold off my ...

Copyright 2019 text by Stephen T. Lawson [ JACKFLASH ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.



   

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