ISSUE 108

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“In this issue, you will fit the power coil grilles over the LEDs and filaments on the right side of your DeLorean.”

This issue will feel almost exactly like the previous one, as we are doing the same steps the other side of the car.

NOTE: I am installing the EL Light Mod from Model Modz as I build my model. There are some changes that need to be made during this issue to include this mod. I will note them where needed. If you are not using this EL mod, you likely can ignore these notes.

Contents


Parts

Magazine

  • Drive Time: Model Instructions
  • A Time Traveler’s Guide: Rick Carter

Build


Power Coils

Step 1

Before you fit any of the Power Coil parts, be sure that your Filaments/EL wire on the right rear of the car are positioned correctly in the brackets. Take care not to crush any of the Filaments/EL wires as you continue this issue:

Step 2

Fit Power Coil (108A) into the brackets along the top of the Filaments/EL Wire.

The two pegs on the end should fit into the top Junction Box, as shown:

Step 3

Slot Power Coil (108B) into the end of Power Coil (108A) and press it into the brackets, as shown:

There is a pin on 108B that fits into a matching hole of 108A to hold these together:

Step 4

Carefully remove Grille (108E) from the photo-etched plate and fit it into place, as shown.

The Grilles arrive on photo-etched metal sheet. Each piece has an engraved part number near it. Simply give these a little twist to remove them from the sheet one at a time as you need them:

Secure Grille (108E) onto the bracket at these holes with two (2) AP screws.

When installing these Grilles, take note that each of them fit best in only one way. If it feels wrong, flip the Grille over and try again:

Step 5

Continue to attach this Grille using four (4) IP screws at these locations, bending the Grille as needed to fit:

Step 6

Carefully remove Grille (108F) from the photo-etched plate and fit it into place as shown. Secure this Grille into place at these holes with two (2) AP screws.

I tucked this under the previous Grille, but you can put it on top of it if you want:

Continue to attach this Grille to the Power Coil below with two (2) IP screws:

Step 7

Ensure your lighting Filaments/EL wires are seated nicely into the slots of these three brackets:

Step 8-9

Connect Power Coil (108C) and Power Coil (108D) together and fit them both into these brackets over the Filaments/EL wires. Be sure the posts on the bottom fit into the lower junction box:

There are locating pins on these parts that hold them together until we permanently attach them to the car:

Step 10

Carefully remove Grille (108H) from the photo-etched plate and fit it into place as shown. Secure this Grille into place at these holes with two (2) IP screws…

Steps 11-12

Carefully remove Grille (108G) from the photo-etched plate and fit it into place as shown. Secure this Grille into place at these outer holes with four (4) AP screws…

… and at these inner holes with four (4) IP screws:

Steps 13-14

Carefully remove Grille (108I) from the photo-etched plate and fit it into place as shown. Secure this Grille into place at these holes with two (2) AP screws.

This Grille is not straight. There is a slight bend to it, so make sure you test fit it before attaching the screws:

Step 15

Carefully bend and secure this Grille into place at these holes with two (2) more AP screws:

Step 16

Secure this Grille into place at these holes with two (2) IP screws:

Step 17

Finish bending and securing this Grille into place at these holes with four (4) more IP screws.

I did not want to flip the car over again, so I placed it at the edge of the table, sat on the floor, and screwed these in from below!

With that step, this issue’s build work is complete. This also wraps up the Step THREE – EL Flux Band Installation of the EL Light Mod. I took a moment to test the lighting by hooking up the power and turning everything on. I think it looks fantastic, what do you think?!

Thoughts


This issue was very familiar, just like the one before. I am more than happy with the EL wiring, it really adds life to the car! We only have the reactor deck EL wire left, and that comes up really soon. As for parts, the Power Coils are plastic and the Grilles are photo-etched metal.

Running Total of screws used so far: 1020

Next Up


 Issue 109 – Body: Time Field Generator/Cables/Wires

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