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“Now you’ll fit the left upper wishbone arm and torsion bar onto the front frame of the Miura. You’ll need the parts supplied in the
previous stage for this.”
Materials: The Front Right Upper Wishbone Arm is metal, but the other parts are plastic.
The parts supplied in this stage will not be needed until the next stage, so keep them stored somewhere safe for now:
Fitting the Front Left Upper Wishbone Arm and Torsion Bar
Retrieve your Front Frame assembly and all of your parts (with the Type D screws) supplied with the previous stage. Turn the Front Frame upside down and fit the two arms of the Front Left Upper Wishbone Arm into these recesses on the left side of the Front Frame.
Pay attention to which way this Wishbone Arm is installed. The ‘bolt’ details around the large hole should be on the bottom, as shown:
The Support A and Support B parts are different sizes. Support A is the larger of the two:
Fit the two Supports into the recesses of the Front Frame, capturing the pins of the Wishbone Arm in place. Note how the larger Support A is on the left and how both Supports should fit flush into the openings:
Secure these Supports to the Front Frame with two (2) Type D screws.
When installed correctly, the Wishbone Arm should be able to smoothly pivot up and down. This is also your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
Turn your Front Frame assembly right side up. Fit the round pin of the Left Torsion Bar into this hole of the left side of the Front Frame (circled below). Then, rotate the Torsion Bar until the wider end can be fitted over the square peg (arrow below) of the Front Left Lower Wishbone Arm as shown:
We are slowly approaching the completion of our front suspension. A few more stages to go!
Stage 64 – Front Left Brake Disc/Caliper