ISSUE 109

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“With this issue, fit the time field generator to the junction boxes at the top of your DeLorean.”

Contents


Parts

Magazine

  • Drive Time: Model Instructions
  • Industrial Light & Magic: Movie Miracle Workers
  • A Time Traveler’s Guide: Marty’s Toyota 4×4

Build


Time Field Generator

Step 1

Take both Wires and untwist them a little to straighten them:

I chose not to do this because the tighter twist will match the wiring along the sides of my car better. However, not doing this is totally up to you.

Steps 2-5
  • Take the Cable (Long) and the Wires (Long) and wrap the Wire Tie around them.
  • Twist the Wire Tie tightly around the wires. This may be easier with pliers.
  • Snip off the excess Wire Tie with wire cutters, leaving a neat tie.

Instead of the stock Wire Tie, I wrapped these together with Mini Cable Ties from Mike Lane:

Step 6

Repeat all of the previous steps with Cable (Short) and Wires (Short), as shown:

Again, I used the Mini Cable Ties here:

After super gluing each joint and snipping the excess tie off, this is the result:

Step 7

Retrieve your DeLorean. Fit the connector end of Cables (Short) to the Junction Box and secure with one (1) AP screw.

Like my front Flux box plug screws, I hit these screws with my silver Sharpie marker:

Push the pin on the end of Wires (Short) into this hole of the passenger-side Junction Box at the top of the car:

Push the lower ends of the the Cables (Short) and Wires (Short) into these holes of the Engine Surround.

Take note of which holes you use here, there are specific locations for these wires:

Step 8

Fit the connector end of Cables (Long) to the Junction Box and secure with one (1) AP screw:

Push the pin on the end of Wires (Long) into this hole of the driver-side Junction Box at the top of the car:

Push the lower ends of the the Cables (Long) and Wires (Long) into these remaining open holes of the Engine Surround:

Step 9A

Push the two pins of the Time Field Generator (109B) into the matching holes of the Time Field Generator (109A).

On the ‘A’ Car, the Time Field Generator (or Tachyon Field Generator according to Bob Gale) was a custom prop built from wood, metal, and rubber. However, this little front part 109B was sourced from a Pioneer Dual Cone TS-1011 speaker grille:

This part can fit either way, but there is a correct way according to the photo above. Press it into place as shown:

Step 9B

Push the three pins of the Time Field Generator (109C) into the matching holes of the Time Field Generator (109A).

This is symmetrical, so it can go in either way:

Step 9C

Push the Time Field Generator (109D) onto Time Field Generator (109A) as shown, and secure with two (2) MM screws.

There is an alignment pin and hole here, so it will only fit one way. This is also your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:

Step 10

Turn the completed assembly over and secure it to the Junction Boxes on top of the car with two (2) AP screws:

Thoughts


This issue finishes off the last of the flux band system components. As for materials, everything in this issue is plastic.

Running Total of screws used so far: 1026

Next Up


 Issue 110 – Body: Spare Wheel/Windshield Wipers

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