First up, the parts with Part Twelve also finish off my fan belt system for the engine.
|The rear bulkhead and then (from left to right) the screen washer and top, torsional vibration damper, alternator fan, alternator pulley and the crankshaft pulley|
Okay, so the alternator fan slides firmly into place on the timing case which you should be familiar with if you've read previous installments and the alternator pulley, complete with ridges for the fan belt, glides on top of that. The torsional vibration damper (hope I sound like I know what I'm talking about here lol!) slots into place on the timing case too and is finished off with the crankshaft pulley, which the belt will also slip around.
The end result is great looking though, especially with that bright red metal fan.
|A devil of a section to build to this finish|
|A thing of beauty|
Here's the parts I'm about to start dealing with from issue 13:
|Left and right bulkheads, right brake servo and header tank|
|At the back that's the airbox, in front of that from left to right there's the air cleaner and its cover, the alternator control, the left brake servo and two brake fluid reservoirs|
Once the air cleaner is finished it's time to fix it to the airbox and then to the right side of the bulkhead.
|Air cleaner cover and airbox hose|
|Air cleaner in full|
|Completed air box system|
|Right bulkhead so far|
The next pieces are the alternator control, which fits on beside the header tank on the other bulkhead above, and then the I can show you how the brake servos look once fastened.
|Alternator control in place (and you can just about see the left brake servo at the back)|
|Right brake servo in place|
|Work started on the rear bulkhead|
|Another tyre, ignition coil, starter solenoid and the blower trunking|
|The underside of the ignition coil|
|You may need to click on this to enlarge it to see what I was talking about. The small white bit under the screwdriver and to the left of the screw hole is the ignition coil's pin|
Below then are the completed bulkheads:
|I'm well chuffed with myself! Also, note the ignition coil in place on the left bulkhead, in the middle of the picture|
It's quite a tight fit slotting these bulkheads together and takes some time to get them in place fully - nice and tight with no wiggle room! Apparently getting the tyre onto its wheel parts is going to be an even harder task so I'd better start getting myself warmed up as this last bit here below was bloody hard enough!
|Another huge section of the car complete|
But just before I head on for now here's a look at everything that's been assembled so far, 15 issues in. See you all in a few weeks folks!