ISSUE 24

 Return to the BUILD


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

Contents


Parts

Magazine

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Build


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:

Thoughts


A bunch of little plastic parts and two rubber bands comprise the contents of this issue. I am grateful that Eaglemoss marked each pulley with a different letter that matched the parts list. This made identifying them a lot easier.

Running Total of screws used so far: 224

Next Up


 Issue 25 – Muffler Frame/Heatshield, Exhaust Front Pipe

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