ISSUE 84

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“… construct the engine bay and add it to the engine surround.”

Contents


Parts

Magazine

  • Drive Time: Model Instructions
  • Production Diary: Another Slice of Time
  • A Time Traveler’s Guide: John Ford

Build


Engine Bay

Step 1

Push the two posts of the Brackets into the matching holes of the Engine Bay Right Side, as shown.

The upper holes of the Engine Bay Right Side are keyed to match a post on each Bracket, so these can only fit one way:

Step 2

Secure these Brackets into place from the other side with four (4) AP screws:

Step 3

Fit the Tank (Front) and Tank (Back) together and secure with two (2) AP screws, as shown:

Step 4

Push the Cap into the hole at the top of this Tank assembly, as shown:

Step 5

Secure this Tank assembly to the Brackets with four (4) AP screws.

Make sure this is mounted the correct way up, as shown:

Step 6

Secure the end of the Bar to the Engine Bay Right Side with one (1) AP screw, as shown:

Step 7

Press the long tab on the Support into the matching slot of the Engine Bay Right Side, as shown:

This is a good point in the build to add some more of the engine bay decals from Decal Set III by Mike Lane:

First up is the ‘Jump Lead Starting’ decal on the part we just installed:

Second is the ‘Coolant Filler Tank’ decal. Based on photos of a real DeLorean, this decal more often seems to be at this location and not on the tank:

Step 8

Retrieve the Engine Surround assembly from the previous issue and turn it over. Secure the Engine Bay Centre to the Engine Surround with two (2) DM screws, as shown.

This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:

Step 9

Secure the Engine Bay Left Side to the Engine Surround with two (2) more DM screws, as shown:

This is what we should have so far:

Step 10

Fit the Engine Bay Right Side assembly to the Engine Surround, positioning the Bar in front of the Engine Bay Centre as shown:

Step 11

From below, secure the Engine Bay Right Side to the Engine Bay Centre with two (2) AP screws:

Step 12

Further secure the Engine Bay Right Side to the Engine Surround with two (2) DM screws:

Step 13

Secure the loose end of the Bar to the Engine Bay Right Side with one (1) AP screw:

Thoughts


The engine bay is looking pretty good at this point! All of these parts are plastic.

Running Total of screws used so far: 787

Next Up


 Issue 85 – Body: Engine Bay Back, Front Body Rear Panel, Engine Lamp

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