STAGE 017

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“In this stage you’ll start attaching the engine’s oil pipes and fit the oil pump and fan.

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: All of the parts in this stage are plastic.

Build


Attaching the Fan, Oil Pump and Pipes

NOTE: I have slightly changed the order of these steps from the provided instructions.

Steps 1-2

Push the two pins of the Oil Pump into the matching holes at this location on the Gearbox (Front), as shown.

I am pretty sure this is the starter motor on the real car. The oil pump would be chain driven at the front of the engine:

Step 3

Secure this Oil Pump into place from the rear with one (1) PS20 screw:

Steps 4-5

On the right side of the Engine assembly, fit the Right Oil Pipe (17-E) between the pin of the Right Cam Cover Pipe and the matching hole of the Right Engine Block.

First, let’s make sure we know which tiny Pipe is which:

Next, locate the two points on the Engine where this Right Oil Pipe attaches:

Then, slide the hollow end of this Oil Pipe up onto the pin of the Cover Pipe before pushing the pin end of the Pipe into the hole, as shown:

Steps 6-8

On the left side of the Engine assembly, fit the Left Oil Pipe (17-D) between the pin of the Left Cam Cover Pipe and the matching hole of the Oil Pump.

As I still believe this Oil Pump is actually the starter motor, this pipe routing may not be quite accurate. First, locate the two points on the Engine where this Pipe fits:

Then, slide the hollow end of this Oil Pipe up onto the pin of the Cover Pipe before pushing the pin end of the Pipe into the hole, as shown:

Steps 9-10

At the front end of the Engine assembly, fit the pins of the Front Oil Pipe (17-C) into these holes as shown:

Step 11

Fit the Fan onto the post of the small Pulley B.

Before we install the Fan, check that the Belt is still properly routed around all three pulleys:

While the stock Fan is ‘red’, we wanted a much deeper red color. Therefore, we airbrushed our Fan with Tamiya X-7 Red glossy acrylic paint:

Once the paint dried, we installed the Fan per the instructions, as shown:

Step 12

Secure the Fan to the Pulley with one (1) PS20 screw:

Thoughts


As we add more details to our Engine assembly, it feels as if it slowly coming to life!

Next Up


 Stage 018 – Oil Pan, Oil Distribution Pipe

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