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“In this stage, you will fit the cover and distributor to the front chassis frame, which is where the engine and gearbox will later sit.”
Materials: The Front Chassis Frame is metal, but the other two parts are plastic.
Front Chassis Frame & Distributor
This Front Chassis Frame is a big chunk of metal and has some good weight to it! And, this is only like the first third of the chassis! To get a sense of the scale, each grid line on my cutting mat is 1″:
Place the Front Chassis Frame Cover into the Front Chassis Frame as shown:
Secure the cover to the chassis with two (2) EM screws.
This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
I believe that this is actually the brake line ‘distributor’. I heard that it was originally made of brass on the real car, so I went over it with my handy Metallic Gold Sharpie just for a little contrasting color:
Fit the Distributor to this location on the Front Chassis Frame as shown, and secure with one (1) EM screw.
Just for kicks, I temporarily set the engine assembly into the chassis to see what it is going to look like soon. I love it:
After the previous stage, this one was super short. Maybe they wanted to give us a little break!
Stage 14 – Front Left Suspension/Brake Drum/Tie Rod, Steering Rack