STAGE 11

 Return to the BUILD


“In this stage, you will build and fit the power steering pump, as well as the pulleys for the crankshaft and the power steering.”

 

Contents


Parts

Magazine – Issue 5

  • Model Instructions
  • Joe Medjuck: Ghostbusters’ Associate Producer
  • Firestarter: Ghostbusters’ Pyrotechnics
  • Ecto-101: National Lampoon

Build


Power Steering Pump & Crankshaft Pulley

Step 01

Fit the front of the Power Steering Pump through the back of the Power Steering Pump Support, aligning this small pin as shown:

Secure these together with two (2) BP screws from the front:

Slide the Power Steering Pump End Plate through the back of the Power Steering Pump. There is a small tab inside the rear opening of the Power Steering Pump, and a matching notch on the Power Steering End Plate. Align these together when inserting the plate so it sits flush:

Slide the post of the Power Steering Pump Pulley Outer through the Power Steering Pump Pulley Inner, as shown.

The embossed part number (11E) on the Power Steering Pump Pulley Inner should face away from the outer part:

Fit this pulley assembly to the front of the Power Steering Pump and secure it to the Power Steering Pump End Plate (through the center of the pump housing) with one (1) EP screw:

Push the post of the Power Steering Pump Cap into the top opening of the Power Steering Pump:

I put a little dot of Metallic Silver Sharpie on the center of the Power Steering Pump Cap just for contrast:

Step 02

Retrieve the Engine assembly from the previous stage. Fit the Power Steering Pump Support to this location at the front of the engine and secure into place with two (2) FP screws:

Secure the L-angled end of the Pressure Hose to the back of the Power Steering Pump End Plate with one (1) EP screw, as shown.

I am pretty sure on the real engine, this is just a support bracket for the pump and not a ‘pressure hose’. Leave this a little loose until we get the next screw installed:

Secure the rear end of the Pressure Hose to the Left Cylinder Head with one (1) EP screw, as shown.

Rotate the Pressure Hose around until it lines up with the screw hole in the Left Cylinder Head. Once connected, you can tighten both screws fully:

Step 03

Slide the Crankshaft Pulley Base over this lower front post of the Engine assembly. Ensure the ‘lip’ around the base is facing outwards:

Combine the Crankshaft Pulley Front, Center, and Rear parts as shown:

Fit this pulley assembly over the Crankshaft Pulley Base as shown, and secure into place with one (1) GM screw.

This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:

Thoughts


This stage was not too bad, but sometimes it feels like I need a third hand to hold parts while I attach them. All of these parts are plastic, except the Power Steering Pump Support, which is metal.

Next Up


Stage 12 – Engine Fan/Pulley, Coolant Pipes, Belts, Spark Plug Wires, Air Filter Control Pipe, Hose

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