Return to the BUILD
“In this phase, you will fix the engine onto the tubular chassis of the 300 SL.”
- 14A – Main Chassis
- 2 x QM screws (+1 extra)
Fitting the Engine to the Chassis
I wanted to take a moment to express my appreciation for the packaging and quality of this Main Chassis part:
Retrieve the engine/gearbox assembly from the previous phase. Place it onto these two holes of the Main Chassis, as shown:
Make sure the posts under the engine fit down into the screw hole recesses:
Carefully turn the entire thing over and secure the front (crankcase) end with one (1) QM screw.
This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
Then, secure the rear (gearbox) end with one (1) QM screw:
That was quick, but worth it! This Main Chassis is all metal and it is heavy; with the engine now fixed to this chassis, these combined components weigh 2 lbs (0.9 kg). We can also get an idea of how big this model will be when we finish it. This wraps up our fourth shipment, but I am excited with where we are at so far!
Running Total of screws used so far: 70
Phase 15 – Frame: Left Frame, Fuel Filter/Lines