PHASE 34

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“Begin to assemble the radiator with its hoses and radiator top.”

 

Contents


Parts

  • 34A – Radiator Housing
  • 34B – Radiator Hose A
  • 34C – Radiator Hose B
  • 34D – Radiator Top
  • 34E – Radiator Hose C
  • 1x CP screw (+1 extra)
  • 2x EP screws (+1 extra)
  • 1x HP screw (+1 extra)
  • 1x QP screw (+1 extra)

Build


The Radiator

Step 01

Fit the tab of Radiator Hose B over the recessed end of Radiator Hose A as shown, and secure them together with one (1) CP screw:

Step 02

Secure the loop end of Radiator Hose A to this location on the Radiator Top as shown (closest to the filler cap), with one (1) HP screw.

Once I installed this screw, I tried to rotate the Radiator Hose A a little to center it and it snapped right off. Don’t do that!

After a few drops of super glue, I was able to carry on without issue:

Step 03

Secure the loop end of Radiator Hose C to this location on the Radiator Top as shown, with one (1) QP screw:

Step 04

Position this Radiator Top assembly onto the top of the Radiator Housing as shown, aligning the long rounded mounting tabs on the inside. Then, secure the Radiator Top assembly to the Radiator Housing with two (2) EP screws:

Thoughts


Even though this issue was short and simple, I still managed to break something! No worries though, it was easily fixed and the glued parts will never be seen. All of the parts in this phase are plastic.

Running Total of screws used so far: 221

Next Up


Phase 35 – Engine: Radiator Honeycombs, Cooled Water Return Pipe, Oil Cooler Line

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