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“In this stage, you will assemble the left exhaust pipe and fit it to the underside of your Ectomobile.”
Materials: Everything is plastic in this stage.
Left Exhaust Pipe
With the screw holes of the Left Muffler Bottom facing you, fit the tab end of the Left Rear Exhaust Pipe to this location and secure into place with one (1) IP screw. The ‘L’ on the tab of the Left Rear Exhaust Pipe should be facing up:
Fit the tab end of the Left Front Intermediate Pipe to the other side of the Left Muffler Bottom and secure with one (1) IP screw, as shown:
Fit the Left Muffler Top and secure it onto the Left Muffler Bottom with two (2) IP screws, as shown.
Be sure not to attach this backwards; this outer pin (arrow below) should be in this location:
Fit the ‘cut’ end of the Left Outlet Pipe to the free end of the Left Front Intermediate Pipe, and secure with one (1) HP screw.
This screw should be inserted from the side with the circular recess, as shown:
Retrieve your Chassis assembly and turn it upside down. Secure the Left Front Exhaust Pipe to the Left Exhaust Manifold (from Stage 6) with one (1) AP screw, as shown.
The ring-shaped tab of the Left Front Exhaust Pipe slides in between the engine and exhaust and fits in behind the Left Exhaust Manifold:
Push the hole in the end of the Left Rear Exhaust Pipe (from the previous step) onto the pin of the Left Front Exhaust Pipe:
Fit the mounting post on the Muffler into this socket in the Front Middle Chassis…
… and secure the Muffler into place from the top side with one (1) CP screw:
Fit the post on the Left Outlet Pipe into this socket in the Rear Chassis…
… and secure the Left Outlet Pipe from the other side with one (1) IP screw:
Fit the Left Front Muffler Bracket (marked ‘R1’) over the Left Rear Exhaust Pipe, align the pin and screw hole, and secure with one (1) GM screw as shown.
This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
Fit the Left Rear Muffler Bracket (marked ‘L1’)over the Left Front Intermediate Pipe, align the pin and screw hole, and secure with one (1) GM screw as shown:
Fit the Left Front Intermediate Pipe Bracket to the Middle Chassis, aligning the center pin and trapping the exhaust pipe underneath, as shown:
Secure the Left Front Intermediate Pipe Bracket to the chassis with one (1) EM screw in the outer hole, and one (1) BM screw in the inner hole, as shown:
When this exhaust is assembled, it is quite long and delicate so take care not to break it during handling. We did not use the Left Rear Exhaust Bracket in this stage but it will be needed in Stage 31 so keep it safe for now.
Stage 29 – Right Exhaust Pipe/Muffler