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“[In this issue,] add details to the reactor platform.”
NOTE: As we build up this Reactor Platform, I will be using colored electrical tape to match the same tape on The ‘A’ car. We do get some colored Adhesive Stickers in Issue 125 for this, but I want to be more accurate using my own tape and I feel it is going to be easier to do now instead of later. If you want to use the stickers and have that issue available now, you can install them now as well.
Materials: All of these parts are plastic, but the middle of the Cable is elastic cord.
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Fit the keyed post of the Cable to the matching hole of the Cable Mount.
On The ‘A’ Car, this Cable has some orange tape wrapped around it:
Therefore, I added a similar strip of orange electrical tape to my Cable:
Then, I fit this Cable into the keyed hole of the Cable Mount:
Secure these together from below with one (1) AP screw:
Fit this Cable Mount assembly to the Reactor Platform, in front of the Reactor Drum.
If this is placed correctly, it should sit flush against both the drum and the platform, as shown:
Secure this into place from below with two (2) EP screws:
Fit the pins on the ends of the Vent Connector into the keyed holes in the top of the Mounts. Make sure the three holes on the outside of the Mounts are facing outwards.
This Vent Connector has different shaped keys on each end that match the holes in the tops of the Mounts:
On The ‘A’ Car, these two Mounts are actually aircraft oil separator tanks from Pesco:
Secure the Vent Connector to the Mounts from the inside with two (2) AP screws:
Fit these Mount assemblies to the Reactor Platform, on either side of the Cable Mount.
There are tabs on the bottom of the Mounts that align these to the Reactor Platform:
Secure the Mounts to the Reactor Platform from below with two (2) EP screws:
One of the most noticeable parts on the rear deck of our DeLorean (other than Mr. Fusion of course) is this thick Vent Connector. I am happy that they got the colors right on it.
Issue 116 – Reactor: Reactor Cables