ISSUE 81

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“Follow these instructions to add two details to the engine surround of your DeLorean model.”

Contents


Parts

Magazine

  • Drive Time: Model Instructions
  • Production Diary: A Director in Time
  • A Time Traveler’s Guide: Jules Verne

Build


Engine Surround

On The ‘A’ Car, this Grille Element is a an old heating element the production team found and has some gold/brass bars on it. I took my Metallic Gold Sharpie and added the same color to my part:

Step 1

Push the two pins of the Grille Element (81B) into the matching holes of the Grille Base (81D), as shown.

NOTE: The illustration in the printed instructions has these part numbers reversed.

Step 2

Push the six pins of the Grille into the matching holes of the Grille Base, trapping the Grille Element in between.

The shapes of the Grille and Grille Base are the same, but they are meant to be mounted opposite of each other, as shown:

Step 3

Fit this Grille assembly into these matching holes on the left side of the Engine Surround, as shown.

No glue or screws are required here; it should be a tight fit and not fall out. However, on my build, this was not the case. I ended up gluing all of the pins into place from the underside of the Engine Surround.

Step 4

Fit the Blocks to the right side of the Engine Surround, as shown.

Fun Fact: On The ‘A’ Car, these were deep drawn aluminum cans from Zero Manufacturing:

Step 5

Secure the Blocks in place from below with two (2) AP screws:

Thoughts


Other than a quick mod, this was an easy issue to assemble. Only the Engine Surround is metal in this issue, everything else is plastic.

Running Total of screws used so far: 736

Next Up


 Issue 82 – Body: Rear Deck Pucks, Capacitors/Wires, Cable

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