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“In this stage you’ll assemble the second carburettor, in the same manner as you did before. The inlet manifolds for this stage are mounted in the same the direction as the previous ones.”
This stage will be the same process as the previous stage. In the US, we spell these parts as carburetor. However, for clarity in these stages, I will use the provided part names.
Materials: The Support Pins and the mesh of the Velocity Stacks are metal. The other parts are plastic.
Left Carburettor (2)
Slide the two Support Pins fully into these matching holes on top of the Carburettor:
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.
As before, 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 down onto each of the D-shaped ends of the Inlet Manifolds so the ‘bolt’ details are facing the Carburettor, as shown:
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:
We are halfway through building all of our Carburettors with just two more to go. We will be pros at building these soon! As before, 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.
Stage 13 – Distributor Cap/Attachment, Spark Plug Cables