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“Fit the supercharger air compressor and air duct into the engine bay. Then, display your model on its optional support blocks.”
- 100A – Compressor Right Half
- 100B – Compressor Left Half
- 100C – Compressed Air Duct
- 100D – Support Blocks
- 1x EP screw (+1 spare)
- 4x HP screws (+2 spare)
Materials: Everything in this phase is plastic.
Fit the tab of the Compressed Air Duct to this end post of the Compressor Right Half as shown, align the screw holes, and secure these together with one (1) EP screw:
Fit the Compressor Left Half to the Compressor Right Half, aligning the screw posts to each other, then secure the Compressor halves together with two (2) HP screws, as shown:
Retrieve your 300 SL and open the Hood. Slide the end of the Compressed Air Duct into this slot of the Air Intake Tube (from Phase 08):
Align the two tabs of the Compressor Right Half to the matching screw holes in the Front Right Engine Bay Liner and secure it into place with two (2) HP screws, as shown:
- Fit the free end of Firewall Left Hose A (from Phase 31) into the upper hole at this location of the Front Left Engine Bay Liner, as shown.
- Similarly, fit the free end of Firewall Left Hose B (from Phase 33) into the lower hole at this location of the Front Left Engine Bay Liner.
Fit the pins of the Oil Cooler Line (from Phase 35) into the matching holes of the Front Left Engine Bay Liner, as shown.
- According to the instructions, this Oil Cooler Line is supposed to be behind the Brake Fluid Line 2 we installed back in Phase 85
- Since it is near impossible to access the screw holding Brake Fluid Line 2 in place, I had to gently pull the pin below the screwed section out of the Front Left Engine Bay Liner to make some room (arrow below)
- Next, I disconnected the Oil Cooler Line from the gold-colored Oil Reservoir Filler Tube (27C).
- Then, I ran the Oil Cooler Line behind the Brake Fluid Line and pushed the pin of the Oil Cooler Line into the liner (circled below). Take care not to bend the Oil Cooler Line too much as it is quite delicate:
To display your model, place the Support Blocks under the Rocker Panels on each side, close to the wheels, as shown.
This is an optional step that helps keep the tires from developing flat spots due to the weight of the car:
We did it! Our Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing partwork model is now completely finished – what a build! I will provide my final thoughts in a future post, but it has been quite an adventure getting to this point.
Phase 101 – Car Cover