KIT 34

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“In this phase you will assemble the rear right brake disc and the shock absorber of your Eleanor Mustang model.”

This kit follows the the same process as Kit 29, just on the right side of the car.

Contents


Parts

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Rear Right Brake Disc and Shock Absorber

Step 34.1

Fit tab of the Shock Absorber Cylinder between the tabs of the Shock Absorber Holder and secure these parts together with the Pin.

While the instructions don’t really show this well, there is an angle to the tabs on both of these parts. I took a guess here and aligned them to be parallel to each other, as shown:

Like the Pins in the previous kit, insert the smooth end of this Pin first:

Step 34.2

Retrieve your Chassis assembly from the previous kit. Fit this Shock Absorber Holder to this location on the Chassis assembly, under the Rear Axle as shown.

When installing this, it should ‘lean’ towards the front of the car:

Step 34.3

Secure the Shock Absorber Holder to the Chassis from the other side with one (1) PS05 screw:

Step 34.4

Slide the narrow end of the Shock Absorber Piston into the Shock Absorber Cylinder, then fit the ‘flanged’ end into the large hole on the side of the Right Spring Middle Holder, as shown:

Step 34.5

Secure the Shock Absorber Piston to the Right Spring Middle Holder with one (1) PS08 screw:

Step 34.6

Fit the Right Brake Disc Interior to the Right Brake Disc Exterior.

I found it easier to first install the Right Brake Disc Interior to the right end of the Rear Axle assembly, aligning the two different-sized pins to the matching holes, as shown:

Then, slide the Right Brake Disc Exterior over the post of the Rear Axle, as shown:

Steps 34.7-34.8

As with the front Brake Calipers, we painted these rear Brake Calipers with Tamiya X-1 Gloss Black acrylic paint:

Slide the Right Brake Caliper (marked ‘R’) over the two disc parts, as shown:

This Right Brake Caliper fastens into place with two prongs that clip into the Rear Axle housing, as shown:

Thoughts


I am really glad that we painted these brake calipers a different color! It will make them stand out inside the wheels.

Next Up


 Kit 35 – Rear Right Central/Internal Rim Parts, Center Cap

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