Return to the BUILD
“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.
- Drive Time: Model Instructions
- We’re Going Back! Part I – Joe Walser helps the film’s 25th anniversary
- A Time Traveler’s Guide: Davy Crockett
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
Place Pulley 24C onto the driveshaft post near the bottom of the engine:
The letter ‘C’ should be facing out:
Place Pulley 24B over the same post, up against the previous pulley.
This time the letter ‘B’ should be facing inward:
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:
Place Pulley 24D onto the upper water pump post, as shown.
The letter ‘D’ should be facing outwards:
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:
Place Pulley 24F onto the post at the rear of the alternator.
The letter ‘F’ is facing outward here:
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:
Combine Pulleys 24H and 24I and secure them to the A/C compressor with one (1) AP screw:
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.
Issue 25 – Muffler Frame/Heatshield, Exhaust Front Pipe