STAGE 17

 Return to the BUILD


“Now the engine starts to take shape! After attaching the cylinder heads to the base, you’ll begin to add detail to the engine, starting
with fitting the two air filter boxes over the velocity stacks.”

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Engine Base in this stage is metal.

Build


Constructing the Engine

Step 1

Retrieve both Cylinder Head assemblies from the previous stage. Fit the Cylinder Head (Left) assembly to this location on the Engine Base:

Secure this Cylinder Head assembly into place from below with two (2) Type A screws.

Once again, take care not to damage the delicate mesh of the Velocity Stacks (you can temporarily remove them if needed). This is also your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:

Step 2

In much the same way, fit the Cylinder Head (Right) assembly to this opposite location on the Engine Base:

Secure this Cylinder Head assembly into place from below with two (2) more Type A screws:

Step 3

Retrieve your two Air Filter Boxes from the previous stage and from Stage 10. Press the open posts of the right-side Air Filter Box (marked ‘R’ underneath) onto the metal Support Rods of both Right Carburettors.

The two ‘flaps’ of this right-side Air Filter Box should be facing the center of the engine, as shown:

Step 4

Similarly, press the open posts of the left-side Air Filter Box (marked ‘L’ underneath) onto the metal Support Rods of both Left Carburettors.

The three ‘flaps’ of this left-side Air Filter Box should be also facing the center of the engine, as shown:

Once my Air Filters were installed, I realized they cover up our beautiful Velocity Stacks! I wanted to make sure I could easily display the stacks when I wanted to, so I decided to change how the Air Filters are attached. First, I lifted the Air Filter Boxes off and then gently pulled the eight metal Support Rods out of all four Carburettors. I used needle-nose pliers for this:

Then, I used super glue to secure the Support Rods permanently into the Air Filter Covers:

Now, I can slide the Air Filters up off the Carburettors as needed and the inaccurate Support Rods no longer disrupt the view of the Velocity Stacks.

Thoughts


I like the idea of being able to display my Miura with or without the Air Filter Boxes – many real Miura owners do this as well. And, with the Cylinder Heads now attached to the Engine Base, we get a really good idea of how big this model will be… and how heavy!

Next Up


 Stage 18 – Differential Body/Covers, Housing Cap, Transmission/Differential Housing, Lower Engine Crankcase Closure

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