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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:
Retrieve your Engine assembly from the previous kit. Fit the Oil Pan Cover to the bottom of the engine, orienting it as shown:
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:
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:
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:
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:
Press the D-shaped pin of the Ignition Coil with Wire into this matching front hole of the Left Engine Block:
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!
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:
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!
Kit 83 – Right Side Engine Bulkhead, Shock Absorber Piston/Cylinder/Pin/Spring (Coming Soon)