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“After assembling the tank tube, you’ll fit it onto the front frame assembly. You’ll also build then attach the brake and clutch master cylinders to the frame. The parts supplied will be used in the next stage, you can store them away safely for now.”
Materials: All of the parts in this stage are plastic.
The parts supplied in this stage will not be needed until the next stage, so keep them stored somewhere safe for now:
Installing the Tank Tube and Fitting the Brake and Clutch Master Cylinders
Covering the Reinforcement Crossbar Screw Holes
Retrieve all of your parts supplied in the previous stage. Press the two Cap Covers into these screw holed on both sides of the Reinforcement Crossbar, as shown.
The edges of these Cap Covers have a slight bevel to them – they will fit better if the narrower side goes into the hole first:
Installing the Tank Tube
Fit the angled tab on the end of the Tank Tube to the post at this location of the Tank Tube Support, as shown:
Secure the Tank Tube to the Tank Tube Support with one (1) Type B screw:
Press the two tabs of the Tank Cap into the matching slots on top of the Tank Tube Support, as shown:
Retrieve your Front Frame assembly from the previous stage. Locate these four mounting holes at the front right corner:
Slide the rounded end of the Tank Tube under the Reinforcement Crossbar (yellow arrow) and press the large rear pin into the matching mounting hole. At the same time, guide the smaller forward pin of the Tank Tube Support into its matching hole, as shown:
The front edge of the Tank Tube Support has two pins that fit down in the matching holes of the Front Crossbar, as shown.
I have a feeling this is actually the fuel tank filler tube assembly:
Fitting the Brake and Clutch Master Cylinders
Press the rectangular tab on the side of the Brakes Master Cylinder into the matching slot of the Clutch Master Cylinder, as shown.
Note the proper orientation of these two parts as you connect them together:
Right behind the left front suspension, there are two holes in the lower Front Frame. Press the two pins on the side of the Brakes Master Cylinder into these matching holes, as shown. Note the proper orientation of this part.
To add some authentic colors to this Master Cylinder assembly, I painted various parts of it with a Black Artistro Acrylic Paint Pen and my Metallic Gold and Bronze Sharpies:
I had no idea the Master Cylinders of a Lamborghini Miura were mounted so low! I suppose it makes sense with design of the interior floor pedals and the limited space to work with when the car was designed.
Stage 70 – Upper Radiator Panel, Fan Support Grille, Cooling Fan