KIT 82

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“In this phase you will fit the oil pan cover and connect the spark plug wires and the ignition coil. Then you will drop the engine into the front of your Eleanor Mustang.





Oil Pan Cover and Spark Plug Wires

As I have done before, I added a bit of color to the bolts of my Oil Pan Cover and Ignition Coil using my Gold and Silver Metallic Sharpies:

Step 82.1

Retrieve your Engine assembly from the previous kit. Fit the Oil Pan Cover to the bottom of the engine, orienting it as shown:

Step 82.2

Secure the Oil Pan Cover into place with one (1) DS02 screw.

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

Step 82.3

Route the right-side Ignition Distributor Wires underneath the Engine Breather Tube and towards the Right Engine Block, as shown.

I chose not to seat my Ignition Distributor just yet, but you can see how the D-shaped pin of the Distributor determines which wires go to which side:

Step 82.4

Push the pins on the ends of the right-side Wires into these four ‘spark plug’ holes of the Right Engine Block, as shown.

As these Wires are different lengths, I inserted the longest one into the rearmost hole, then moved forward with the next shorter Wire:

Step 82.5

In much the same way, push the pins of the left-side Wires into these four ‘spark plug’ holes of the Left Engine Block, as shown.

These Wires are also different lengths. Insert them into the Left Engine Block in the same way as before – longest to the rear, shortest to the front:

Press the D-shaped pin of the Ignition Distributor with Wires into this matching hole of the Intake Manifold:

Step 82.6

Press the D-shaped pin of the Ignition Coil with Wire into this matching front hole of the Left Engine Block:

Step 82.7

Pres the pin on the wire end of the Ignition Coil into this top center hole of the Ignition Distributor:

To better organize our spark plug Wires, I wrapped some yellow wire around my PH0 screwdriver shaft to make two small ‘rings’:

Then, I clipped this ‘rings’ around the four spark plug Wires on each side of the engine:

Finally, I rotated these wire ‘rings’ to hide the gap between the wire ends:

With this step complete, we have now finished our Engine assembly!

Step 82.8

Retrieve your Chassis assembly from Kit 79. Fit the Engine assembly down into the front of the Chassis, as shown:

The rear Gearbox Top Housing of the engine aligns to two posts of the silver Gearbox Cover already mounted to the Chassis. Make sure the pins of the Exhaust Manifolds align into the matching grooves of the Exhaust Pipes, as shown:

Step 82.9

Secure the Gearbox Top Housing to the Gearbox Cover with two (2) PS05 screws:


I was a bit surprised that this heavy metal engine is only attached to our Chassis by a plastic ‘Gearbox’. Still, it looks fantastic now that is resting in its proper place. When the next shipment of kits arrives, we will begin to wrap the engine bay around our new V8 engine!

Next Up

 Kit 83 – Right Side Engine Bulkhead, Shock Absorber Piston/Cylinder/Pin/Spring

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