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“With this issue, … add more details to the reactor platform of your DeLorean.”
This will be a near copy of the work we did in Issue 122.
- Drive Time: Model Instructions
- The Michael J. Fox Show: Old Friends, New Show
- A Time Traveler’s Guide: The Brown Mansion
Right Exhaust Cowl Vanes & Fitting the Cowl
The three vanes are not the same, and are marked 1, 2, and 3. The Top Vane is #1, Middle Vane #2, and Bottom Vane #3:
Fit the Top Vane (124A marked ‘1’) into place inside the Right Reactor Exhaust Cowl at the top, aligning the holes on each side, and secure the left side of the Top Vane into place with two (2) NP screws.
There is a small ledge inside the cowl on either side that these vanes rest upon. Also, as with the left side we already built, I weathered these vanes in advance with my Tamiya Soot powder:
Secure the right side of the Top Vane into place with two (2) NP screws:
Fit the Middle Vane (124B marked ‘2’) into place inside the Right Reactor Exhaust Cowl at the middle, and secure it into place with two (2) NP screws:
Secure the right side of the Middle Vane into place with two (2) NP screws:
Fit the Bottom Vane (124C marked 3) into place inside the Right Reactor Exhaust Cowl at the bottom, and secure it into place with only one (1) NP screw at the front on the left-side.
This vane can rotate out of position, and that is OK. We will secure it in a future issue:
Secure the right side of the Bottom Vane into place with only one (1) NP screw at the front:
Fit one end of the Cable into this hole on the right side of the Right Reactor Exhaust Cowl:
Retrieve your Reactor Platform. Position this Right Reactor Exhaust Cowl assembly over the left Exhaust Pipe and onto the platform.
There are three mounting posts under this cowl that match three circular raised mounting points on the platform. It should sit down flush:
At the front of the Right Reactor Exhaust Cowl, push the three Vent Pipes into these holes, as shown:
Carefully turn the platform over and secure the cowl into place with three (3) FP screws:
Connect the free end of the Cable to the rear Reactor Platform, as shown:
Push one end of the Pipe onto this pin on the Reactor Platform:
Feed the other end of the Pipe through this hole at the front of the Right Reactor Exhaust Cowl:
This issue was pretty simple as it was mostly a repeat of the left-side cowl install. The vanes are all plastic along with the ends of the Cable, however, the middle of the cable is an elastic cord.
Running Total of screws used so far: 1116
Issue 125 – Reactor: Rear Exhaust Vent Cables, Colored Adhesive Stickers