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“In this issue you will fit the battery box into the fuel tank and then fit them into the chassis by following these step-by-step instructions.”
Materials: All of the parts in this issue are plastic.
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The Fuel Tank
Place the Battery Box into the Fuel Tank, routing the wires about the switch housing, as shown:
Fit the power switch into the switch housing, as shown:
This switch can fit either way, so make sure the two wires coming out of the switch face the notch in the Fuel Tank:
Secure the Battery Box to the Fuel Tank with three (3) FP screws:
Lower the Fuel Tank into the chassis, feeding the power cable through the matching notches in the Fuel Tank and frame:
Turn the chassis over and secure the Fuel Tank to the chassis with three (3) FP screws:
Route the power cable along the chassis plate as shown, and secure the Tabs over the wires with three (3) KM screws.
The instructions don’t mention it, but these tabs have tiny pins on them. Fit these pins into the larger of each pair of the mounting holes, aligning the smaller hole for the screw. This is also your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
This Battery Box will eventually require three (3) AAA batteries to power the car, but it will be a while until we actually need them. It is worth saying at this point that even with no lights turned on, the car will drain the batteries pretty quickly. Make sure to turn it off using this switch if not using it for a long time. Even better, go get yourself The Power Mod from Model Modz that replaces these batteries with a DC power source.
Issue 33 – Frame: Fuel Tank Plate (Battery Box Cover)