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“In this issue you will be adding pulleys and belts to the engine by following these step-by-step instructions.”




Materials: The two Belts are rubber, but the rest of the parts are plastic.


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As before, I painted the heads of all exposed chassis screws with Tamiya XF-56 Metallic Grey in advance. I also shot a few of the Pulleys in Model Master Acrylic 4672 Brass paint to be a little more realistic. The pulley parts are all marked with letters from ‘A’ to ‘I’ to help identify them:

Assembling The Engine

Step 1

Place Pulley 24C onto the driveshaft post near the bottom of the engine:

The letter ‘C’ should be facing out:

Step 2

Place Pulley 24B over the same post, up against the previous pulley.

This time the letter ‘B’ should be facing inward:

Step 3

Place Pulley 24A onto the post and secure all three in place with one (1) AM screw:

The letter ‘A’ should be facing inward here. This is also your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:

Step 4

Place Pulley 24D onto the upper water pump post, as shown.

The letter ‘D’ should be facing outwards:

Step 5

Place Pulley 24E over the post as well, up against the previous pulley, and fix in place with one (1) AP screw:

The letter ‘E’ should be facing inward:

Step 6

Place Pulley 24F onto the post at the rear of the alternator.

The letter ‘F’ is facing outward here:

Step 7

Place Pulley 24G up against the previous pulley and secure with one (1) AP screw.

The letter ‘G’ is also facing outward in this step:

Steps 8-9

Combine Pulleys 24H and 24I and secure them to the A/C compressor with one (1) AP screw:

Steps 10-11

Stretch the two rubber belts over the pulleys as shown:


I am grateful that they marked each pulley with a different letter that matched the parts list. This made identifying them a lot easier.

Next Up

 Issue 25 – Muffler Frame/Heatshield, Exhaust Front Pipe

5 thoughts on “ISSUE 24”

  1. The rubber bands you used seems to be different compare to the ones provided by Eaglemoss. The ones provided are kind of loose and round. Do you have any recommendations on what can I used to mod this?

    Just want to say, I love this site!!!

    1. Thank you! On my build, Eaglemoss supplied replacement Engine Belts with Issue 110 that are round. This was due to the ‘square’ belts in this issue having a tendency to degrade and break. It may be they have started to ship the new round belts with this issue now. You can probably find some ‘square’ rubber bands the right size, and if they are not black, just use a Sharpie on them.

  2. Hello. Loving your build so far and am filling a similar path with mine. One thing I noticed is that the alternator belt fits very loosely. I’ve loosened the 2 screws on the alternator and swung it out a little to give proper tension. Will this cause fit issues with further pieces? Thanks

    1. Thank you! Just like a real alternator, the tension of our belt can be slightly adjusted just as you did. It should not cause any fitment issues down the road.

  3. Hi, very enjoyable instructions! I cutted the loose rubber band about 1cm and glued gain the two points and now fits perfect!

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