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“In this issue you will add more details and fit the exhaust front pipes to the engine by following these step-by-step instructions.”

In this issue, we have a couple of brackets and the exhaust piping. It should be short and simple.



Materials: Everything in this issue is plastic other than the metal Brackets 25A and 25B.


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As before, I painted the heads of all exposed chassis screws with Tamiya XF-56 Metallic Grey in advance.

Assembling The Engine

Step 1

Fit the Bracket 25A up against the right side of the engine and secure with two (2) AM screws.

No matter how hard I tried, this would not sit flush. There is a locating pin on the bracket that fits into a shallow recess between the screw holes and the recess was not deep enough. I could not find the correct chuck for my Dremel to drill the hole a little, so instead I just filed down the pin a bit. This is also your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:

Step 2

Position Bracket 25B on the left side of engine, and secure with two (2) AM screws:

Step 3

Align the holes in Bracket 25C with the posts in the previous parts and secure with two (2) NM screws:

Step 4

Join the Exhaust Front Pipe Left and Right as shown and fix with one (1) AP screw:

Step 5

Place the exhaust front pipe assembly over the transmission and secure the right side to the manifold with one (1) AP screw:

Step 6

Fix the left side of the front pipe to the left exhaust manifold with one (1) AP screw:


Six steps, I said it was going to be a short one. I am looking forward to the next issue where we get to install the engine into the chassis!

Next Up

 Issue 26 – Muffler, Exhaust Pipes, Rear Fascia Mounts

2 thoughts on “ISSUE 25”

  1. The hole that I need to attach the right hand side of the front exhaust pipe is facing the wrong way on my model. I’m addition on the left there is no hole at all.

    Can the engine be mounted onto the chassis without this part.

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