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“In this stage you’ll assemble an air filter box and fit distributors onto the two cylinder heads.”




Materials: All of these parts are plastic.


NOTE: As we continue begin building our Miura’s V12 engine, refer to this image of the completed assemblies as needed to identify the various parts and attach them in the correct locations:

Fitting the Distributors

Step 1

Retrieve both of your Cylinder Heads from the previous stage. Fit the Distributor (Left) (marked ‘L’) to this location on the Cylinder Head (Left), as shown.

The Distributors are marked left (L) and right (R) to identify them correctly. Also, note these tabs inside the Distributors:

These tabs will be aligned to these matching notches on the Cylinder Heads:

Before I attached these Distributors, I used my Metallic Gold Sharpie to give the nearby bolt heads a nice zinc-oxide/brass color. This decision was based on many pictures I found of the real Miura engine:

Once the Sharpie ink had dried, I fit the Distributor to the Cylinder Head:

Secure this Distributor into place with one (1) Type A screw.

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

Step 2

In the same way, fit the Distributor (Right) (marked ‘R’) to the keyed post at this location on the Cylinder Head (Right), as shown:

Secure this Distributor into place with one (1) Type A screw:

Assembling the Right Air Filter Box

Step 3

Firmly press the open posts of the Air Filter Box Conveyor down onto the matching pins of the Air Filter Box Cover, as shown:

Step 4

Carefully press the pins of each Air Filter Box Screw into the three matching holes on top of the Air Filter Box Cover until flush. It is recommend to do this by hand.

Take a look at the micro-printing on this Air Filter box. Details like this are truly making this build special!


I continue to be impressed by the superb detailing of these engine parts. I am looking forward to the rest of the engine!

Next Up

 Stage 11 – Carburetor, Support Pins, Inlet Manifolds, Shim Plates, Velocity Stacks

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