STAGE 003

 Return to the BUILD


“In this stage you’ll start building the engine block. After assembling the cam covers, you’ll fit them in place and install the spark plugs.

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Engine Cylinder Head is metal and the other parts in this stage are plastic.

Build


Constructing the Engine Cylinder Head

Steps 1-2

Fit the pin and post of a Cam Cover Cap to this end of a Cam Cover Bottom, as shown.

The two Caps are the same, so either can be used in this step:

Step 3

Secure the Cap to the Cover Bottom from the inside with one (1) PS01 screw:

Repeat this process to attach the second Cap to the other Cover Bottom with one (1) more PS01 screw:

Step 4

Fit the post of a Gear into the hole at the opposite end of a Cam Cover Bottom, as shown:

Step 5

Secure this Gear into place with one (1) PS02 screw from the inside:

Step 6

Repeat the previous step to secure the second Gear to the other Cam Cover Bottom in the same exact way using one (1) more PS02 screw:

Step 7

Fit the keyed post of the Oil Cap into this matching hole on top of the Right Cam Cover Top (marked ‘R’), as shown:

Step 8

Secure this Oil Cap into place from the inside with one (1) PS02 screw:

Steps 9-10

Fit the posts and pin of the Right Cam Cover Top to the Right Cam Cover Bottom (both are marked ‘R’), as shown:

Step 11

Secure these Cam Covers together from the inside with two (2) PS02 screws:

Step 12

In the same way, fit the Left Cam Cover Top to the Left Cam Cover Bottom (both are marked ‘L’), as shown:

Step 13

Secure these Cam Covers together from the inside with two (2) more PS02 screws:

Steps 14-15

Fully push the thicker end of each Spark Plug into these matching holes on top of the Engine Cylinder Head, as shown:

Step 16

Fit the posts of your Right Cam Cover assembly (with the Oil Cap) to the matching holes on this side of the Engine Cylinder Head, orienting the Cover as shown.

There is an alignment pin that makes sure this part is fitted correctly:

Step 17

Secure this Right Cam Cover into place from the inside with two (2) PS02 screws:

Step 18

In the same way, fit the posts of your Left Cam Cover assembly (marked ‘L’) to the matching holes on the opposite side of the Engine Cylinder Head, orienting the Cover as shown:

Step 19

Secure this Left Cam Cover into place from the inside with two (2) more PS02 screws:

Thoughts


I honestly wasn’t sure this ‘Wet Nellie’ version of the Esprit would include the Lotus’ classic 16V DOHC 4-cylinder 907 engine, but here it is and looking superb so far!

Next Up


 Stage 004 – Right Door/Window/Handle, Door Hinge Plate/Mount, Spring, Door Lock Brackets

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