Fiat Parts Announcements
New For Your Pocher Fiat - Brass Rocker Arm Assembly
The most prominent pieces on the engine of the 1907 Fiat F2 are the four independent rocker arms sitting atop each of the four inline cylinders. On the prototype, these pieces were drilled out
and un-plated in order to reduce the unsprung weight of the car. And their rough, mechanical look really added something special to the engine bay.
Model Motorcars is thrilled to introduce our newest part in our growing catalog for the Pocher Fiat - our brass rocker arm assemblies.
Cast as one piece, our rocker arms add real metal to your Fiat engine and enhance the level of detail of your entire scale model project. After a few minor modifications to the stock Pocher engine parts, these rocker arms install easily and their pebble-grain finish gives them just the right patina to bring your Fiat F2 engine compartment to life.
Our kit includes the four brass rocker arms and four steel push rods.
Along with our Fiat wheel kit, leaf spring kit, tires, seats and wood flooring, our new rocker arms are one of many new parts we will be adding to the Fiat Store over the next year that will dramatically enhance your Pocher Fiat build. We love our new rocker arms and we think you will too.
Our new Fiat rocker arms are cast as one piece, include all the details of the originals and are a great addition to your Pocher Fiat project.
The pictures above show the delicate curvature of the rockers on the prototype.
Announcing real oak veneers for your Fiat floor and dashboard
We've always said that nothing looks like real metal more than real metal and now we say the same thing about real wood. For all you Fiat builders and anyone who's ever wanted to add real wood to their dashboards, interior trim or door crowns we're very excited to add real red oak veneers to our Fiat Store collection.
Just trim our new wood veneer planks with scissors and finish with a wood finish like Minwax and you have real wood with the real wood look and real wood smell to enhance your scale replica.
You can use different wood finish products and different stain colors to get just the look you want for your model project.
In the photos shown here, we've used the Minwax Golden Oak Finish (Minwax code 2108) which we think is an excellent match to the wood in the Fiat prototype.
Part No. F014
$12.00 Per Sheet
Build a prefect replica of the Fiat Seats. All the necessary elements are included in the Kit.
Another huge improvement over the Pocher parts.
We are very proud of our Fiat seat kit and couldn’t be more excited to introduce it to all the Fiat Pocher builders across the globe.
Our Fiat Seat Kit will allow the modeler to build a perfect replica of both the driver and passenger Fiat Seats. From the button-tufted leather upholstery to the subtle lip on the outer seat frame, all the parts required to build the seats shown in the photo at the right are included.
Paul Koo has once again made Instructions that are clear, concise and include nearly 100 photos. Click here to view the instructions or go directly to the Fiat Store where you can place your order for your Fiat Seat Kit.
Part No. F013
$125.00 Per Kit
White Tires for the Fiat
When cars started rolling on air-filled pneumatic tires at the turn of the century, those tires were white because nobody had yet realized that injecting the molten rubber with petroleum-based black carbon resulted in a tire that had far less heat build up and much stronger sidewalls. The fact that the carbon turned the tire rubber black was discovered by accident but went a long way towards making it easier to keep the rolling stock clean.
Our Fiat replacement tires are made from a highly flexible polyurethane based silicon resulting in a tire that looks and feels like rubber and is soft enough that it can be mounted on the wheel rims without having to be heated.
Pocher made a variety of Fiat F2 Grand Prix kits with some providing four driving tires while others included two extra spares and the support racks for them.
Because the K-77 and K-70 Kits didn’t include spare tires and the support racks, Model Motorcars is very excited to announce our new and highly accurate Fiat Spare Tire Support Racks (25% thicker, machined from .040 brass). These Supports combined with one of our Tire options below makes it easy to add a whole new level of detail to your 1:8 scale Fiat Grand Prix Racer.
To find out which Model Motorcars Fiat Tires are right for you, simply refer to the table below.
|If you have Pocher Fiat Kit:||And you want:||Then you should order:|
|K-88 with our Wooden Wheels Kit||A set of six White Tires
(3 Front and 3 Rear)
|Part No. F003 - $200.00|
|K-88 with the Pocher Wheels||A set of six White Tires (6 Rear)
to replace the black tires in your kit
|Part No. F004 - $200.00|
|K-77 or K-70 with or without
our Wooden Wheels Kit
|A set of six White Tires
(3 Front and 3 Rear) and a set of our new Spare Tire Support Racks
|Part No. F005 - $225.00|
|K-77 or K-70||Two Black Spare Tires (Rear and Front) and a set of our new Spare Tire
|Part No. F006 - $100.00|
|All Kits||Single White Tire - Rear||Part No. F008 - $40.00|
|All Kits||Single White Tire - Front||Part No. F009 - $40.00|
|All Kits||Single Black Tire - Rear||Part No. F010 - $40.00|
|All Kits||Single Black Tire - Front||Part No. F011 - $40.00|
The Fiat Leaf Springs Kit
Just like our Alfa and Rolls Leaf Springs, the Fiat Springs are made from stainless steel which has been blackened to match the Pocher top spring. These pieces replace the plastic molded “stack” that comes with the Pocher Fiat kit. We provide 50′ of cord to wrap them as was common practice at that time. Our Kit also includes a 2.0 mm Tap to thread the existing hole in the plastic axle that came with your Pocher kit. The Fiat Leaf Springs Kit includes all the necessary 2.0 mm hex head bolts you will need to finish your Fiat suspension off in style.
Click here for Instructions.
Part No. F002
$85.00 Complete Kit
The Fiat Wheels Kit
With the start of the commission to build a 1907 Fiat F2 Gran Prix Racer, Model Motorcars is proud to announce the development of an entire suite of upgrade and replacement products for the unique Pocher Fiat scale replica.
The first listing in our Fiat parts inventory is the Fiat Wheels Kit. Consisting of 353 wooden (Oak) and bronze pieces, this kit contains the wooden spokes, cast bronze rims and hubs and assembly hardware necessary to build a complete set of four wheels. From the delicate spokes on the front to the “knuckles” on the back that serve as mounts for the drive gears, these wheels are accurate down to the smallest detail, including a set of Valve Stems.
Taking advantage of the most advanced casting and CNC 3D routing technology available these wheels are a huge upgrade over the plastic pieces that come in the kit. This exciting Kit is the first of many Pocher Fiat upgrades…so stay tuned.
The Fiat Wheels Kit includes all the 00.90 bolts, nuts, washers and Valve Stems needed to assemble 4 wheels. Each Kit also includes an Assembly Instruction CD (by Paul Koo), our 00-90 Nut Driver and a #55 Drill.
Part No. F001 – Complete Kit for 4 Wheels