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1/8 Pocher Alfa Romeo Spider Touring Gran Sport

Posted by Paul On January - 2 - 2022

11/18/2021 I've started on this model of the Alfa Romeo Spider Touring Gran Sport by Pocher.  It's  been in a big box on my shelf for a few years now and I wanted to build something that did'n have guns.  From what I've read about Pocher kits "If you are fitting two parts togther and they fit nicely – then you are doing it wrong".  I can attest that this comment is the truth.  I purchased a very nice DVD with 1000's of build pictures and suggestion on how to avoid problems in the build.  I also purchased aftermarket

decals

ignition wiring

black hose material

distributer wire nipple ends

On to the pictures:

Here I had to repair a crankshaft connecting rood with a piece of brass rod.

Here I had to fabricate a part that was missing with white plastic sheeting.

Some parts were molded with cracks in them. 

I moved the engine back 10mm for a better fit.

I added a wood veneer to the dash.   

4/28/2022 Here are the final photos of the finished model.

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