STAGE 11

 Return to the BUILD


“Next you’ll build the first of four carburettors for this pack. Take care when fitting the inlet manifolds, as their orientation changes depending on which cylinder head the carburettor will be fitted onto.”

In the US, we spell these parts as carburetor. However, for clarity in these stages, I will use the provided part names.

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Support Pins and the mesh of the Velocity Stacks are metal. The other parts are plastic.

Build


Left Carburettor (1)

Step 1

Slide the two Support Pins fully into these matching holes on top of the Carburettor.

These Support Pins will hold the Air Filter Box in place later on:

Step 2

Look closely at the three Inlet Manifolds and take note that they are not the same. Two of them have two grooves on the bottom and one has only one groove (arrow below):

Slide the two Inlet Manifolds with the two grooves onto the outer posts at the bottom of the Carburettor. The curved ends of the Inlet Manifolds should face towards the side of the Carburettor with the large gold-colored part (arrow below). Make sure these are fully seated so the grooves of the Inlet Manifolds rest up against the gold-colored pins of the Carburettor, as shown:

Then, slide the Inlet Manifold with the single groove onto the center post at the bottom of the Carburettor. Again, the curved end of the Inlet Manifold should face the same direction as the previous parts.

If you look close enough, you can even see the Weber name and logo on the side of this Carburettor. I am still amazed by the detail of this kit!

Step 3

The bolts of these Shim Plates appear to be golden on the real Miura engine, so I ‘painted’ them with my Metallic Gold Sharpie:

Slide the Shim Plates onto each of the D-shaped ends of the Inlet Manifolds so the ‘bolt’ details are facing the Carburettor, as shown:

Step 4

Gently press the round posts of the Velocity Stacks into the matching holes on top of the Carburettor, as shown. The metal mesh material of the Velocity Stacks is fragile, so do not press down on it – instead, use the edges of the part to seat it fully into place:

Thoughts


Our first Carburettor assembly is now complete, but we will need to build three more! Take great care not to damage the mesh of the Velocity Stacks as we need to store this assembly someplace safe until needed again in a later stage.

Next Up


 Stage 12 – Carburetor, Support Pins, Inlet Manifolds, Shim Plates, Velocity Stacks

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