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“Fit the tire onto the rear left rim, attach the brake drum and brake backing plate, fix the wheel to the axle and fit the hub cap. Then fit the brake lines 1 & 2 to the main chassis.”
These steps are basically identical to assembling the previous two tires.
- 24A – Left Rear Tire
- 24B – Left Rear Rim
- 24C – Brake Drum
- 24D – Backing Plate
- 24E – Hub Cap
- 24F – Brake Line 1
- 24G – Brake Line 2
- 24H – Washer
- 3 x MM screws (+1 extra)
- 1 x TM screw (+1 extra)
The Rear Left Wheel
The Left Rear Tire can be stiff at room temperature. You may want to soak the tire in hot water (170F/75C) for a few minutes to soften it:
Slide the Left Rear Rim inside the Left Rear Tire and press along the sides to even it out. Take care to not damage the tiny inflation valve:
Place the Brake Drum over the two posts inside the Left Rear Rim, and secure with two (2) MM screws.
This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
Fit the Backing Plate on to the Rear Left Half Shaft Spindle, aligning the notch of the plate to the tab on the spindle:
Slide the wheel assembly over the spindle, insert the Washer into the center of the wheel, then secure it all with one (1) MM screw:
Press the Hub Cap onto the center of the wheel.
Since we may need to remove or re-tighten the wheels down the line, my Hub Cap is just in far enough to hold in place for now:
I noticed that my wheel does not sit straight upright. The camber is pretty heavy to the positive side. I hope this straightens up when the weight of the car pushes down on the suspension:
Turn the chassis upside down and press the pin end of Brake Line 1 into the hole in the Backing Plate, as shown:
Do NOT bend the brake lines, they are not meant to be flexible. The line should run between the chassis tubes:
The circle end of Brake Line 1 should align with this hole in the Differential Housing:
Align the circle end of Brake Line 1 with the circle end of Brake Line 2, as shown, and secure them both to the Differential Housing with one (1) TM screw.
When you tighten this screw, it can twist the lines and even break them off so be careful. The square end of Brake Line 2 will be attached later.
Three wheels down, one to go! The materials in this phase vary; from the rubber tire, to the metal rim, to the rest of the parts being plastic.
Phase 25 – Suspension: Rear Shocks, Brake Line