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PostSubject: 1964 MV Agusta 500 four   Wed 13 Sep 2017, 9:37 am

Although just a lad, I developed a lasting interest in motorcycles. In particular, the Grand Prix machines. I never saw him ride, but Mike Hailwood is arguably the greatest of all time. The Italeri kit appears to be straightforward and simple.





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PostSubject: Re: 1964 MV Agusta 500 four   Wed 13 Sep 2017, 9:44 am

I often wonder how these go together compared to the Tamiya kits. popcorn
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PostSubject: Re: 1964 MV Agusta 500 four   Wed 13 Sep 2017, 2:30 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 1964 MV Agusta 500 four   Wed 13 Sep 2017, 4:52 pm

oooo....look forward to seeing this go together


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PostSubject: Re: 1964 MV Agusta 500 four   Mon 18 Sep 2017, 4:35 am

The makings of the engine and transmission. The join of the parts is so so. But with proper filling and sanding they should look much better.
It has been a challenge to find information and photographs specific to the #2 machine ridden by Hailwood in 1964. I gather the MV Agusta carried the #2 plate as Hailwood finished second overall in the previous. If anyone has a definitive answer on this count, please let me know.



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PostSubject: Re: 1964 MV Agusta 500 four   Sun 24 Sep 2017, 7:32 pm

The engine looks great! Looking forward to seeing this one come together popcorn
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PostSubject: Re: 1964 MV Agusta 500 four   Wed 27 Sep 2017, 9:35 am

Cheers Kats.

One drawback of this kit is the assembly of the frame and attachment of the engine. The design of the frame is such that it precludes gluing it together and painting it before installing the engine. I'm going to try a workaround. I will prime and paint all but the frame areas that are glued together. That may ease the process after installing the engine.

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PostSubject: Re: 1964 MV Agusta 500 four   Thu 28 Sep 2017, 9:17 am

The photos don't really show it, but the frame, engine, and wheels have been painted with Alclad Dull Aluminum. Next, a coat of Alclad Aqua Gloss Clear, an oil wash, and assembly. Also unnoticeable, the different size brakes for the wheels.

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PostSubject: Re: 1964 MV Agusta 500 four   Thu 28 Sep 2017, 10:56 am

Coming along nicely Cole.

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PostSubject: Re: 1964 MV Agusta 500 four   Thu 28 Sep 2017, 5:38 pm

That's looking good
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PostSubject: Re: 1964 MV Agusta 500 four   Sat 30 Sep 2017, 11:10 am

The engine is finished for now. I may have to revisit the carburetor tops and camshaft covers.Next will be installation in the frame.

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PostSubject: Re: 1964 MV Agusta 500 four   Sat 30 Sep 2017, 11:52 am

Looking good. Must be nice to work with something which doesn't strain the eyes too much.
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PostSubject: Re: 1964 MV Agusta 500 four   Sat 30 Sep 2017, 11:57 am

Hi, a bit off topic here but I've always been fascinated with the Japanese language and can fumble my way around it to an extent, so can I ask, does that bottle in the background have the word 'television' on it? or am I reading it wrong?
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PostSubject: Re: 1964 MV Agusta 500 four   Sat 30 Sep 2017, 1:58 pm

Mr. Hirakawa: I can't imagine the difficulty of modelling while wearing an eye patch.

The bottle you refer is labelled "terepin"; it's what they call turpentine over here.
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PostSubject: Re: 1964 MV Agusta 500 four   Sat 30 Sep 2017, 2:16 pm

Beautiful engine work.
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PostSubject: Re: 1964 MV Agusta 500 four   Sat 30 Sep 2017, 3:32 pm

Nipponrookie wrote:


The bottle you refer is labelled "terepin"; it's what they call turpentine over here.

Ah right, and I said television. What was I thinking? I feel like a right sausage now, as if a whole television could fit in a little bottle like that. Weeaboo springs to mind.
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PostSubject: Re: 1964 MV Agusta 500 four   Sun 01 Oct 2017, 3:30 am

Television is called terebi テレビ. I continue to be confused with the Japanese modifications to English words, and I've been here ten years running.
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PostSubject: Re: 1964 MV Agusta 500 four   Sun 01 Oct 2017, 9:21 am

Yeah, I know what you mean. A simple ン at the end turns a television into turpentine.

I do look forward to seeing your continued progress with this bike.
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PostSubject: Re: 1964 MV Agusta 500 four   Sun 01 Oct 2017, 6:07 pm

The engine and frame parts look great. Looking forward to the further developments, whether with turpentine or on television, lol. Reminds me of the odd confusion that can occur with biro and biru ...
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PostSubject: Re: 1964 MV Agusta 500 four   Mon 02 Oct 2017, 2:19 pm

Cheers all. The next set of parts; rear swing arm and suspension, triple clamp and forks, front brake vents and levers, and some body parts. Unfortunately, the lower triple clamp was broken. There was a cylindrical piece which connected the lower clamp through the frame to the upper clamp. The missing piece is nowhere to be found. So I will simply secure the triple clamps to the frame tube. Most of the pieces will be finished in dull or polished aluminum.

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PostSubject: Re: 1964 MV Agusta 500 four   Sat 07 Oct 2017, 7:01 am

The front end is finished for now. All that remains is attaching the tachometer. This kit does a good job of representing the simple approach to racing machines from the era. I was a bit surprised at just how large the fuel tank looks atop the frame.



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PostSubject: Re: 1964 MV Agusta 500 four   Sat 07 Oct 2017, 10:54 am

Great stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: 1964 MV Agusta 500 four   Sun 08 Oct 2017, 9:50 am

Nice work Col. Maybe I should break out my Manx Norton!!

Forgive my ignorance, but which part is the 'triple clamp'?

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PostSubject: Re: 1964 MV Agusta 500 four   Sun 08 Oct 2017, 9:55 am

Skid wrote:


Forgive my ignorance, but which part is the 'triple clamp'?


americanism for what we would call the yoke .....attaches the forks to the headstock

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PostSubject: Re: 1964 MV Agusta 500 four   Sun 08 Oct 2017, 9:57 am

Ah!! thought that' what it would be.!! Thanks Paul.

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