Return to the BUILD
“With the circuit board in place, you’ll start to connect up the electronic wiring for the model. You’ll also need the cockpit assembly, which will be fixed in place and its wires connected up. The parts supplied with this stage can be kept aside until they are needed later in this Pack.”
Materials: All of these parts are plastic.
The parts supplied in this stage will not be needed until Stage 80, so keep them stored somewhere safe for now:
Connecting the Wiring and Fitting the Cockpit to the Body
I believe I have figured out all of the connections to the Circuit Board and have created a full table on The Wiring page. However, for this stage, these are the wires/connections we are going to be working with:
|PCB SOCKET #||FUNCTION||PLUG COLOR||PLUG DOT COLOR||SUPPLIED IN STAGE|
|3||Accelerator Pedal Switch||Black||White||44|
|6||Engine Sound Switch||Black||-||42|
|7||Instrument Panel LED||White||-||04|
|13||Brake Pedal Switch||Black||Green||44|
Retrieve your Central Bodywork assembly from the previous stage and place it upside down on a soft cloth. Then, remove all of the protective socket caps from the Circuit Board:
If you are following the written instructions, you may have already done this in the previous stage:
Locate the black/yellow plug of the Indicator Switch and run it inside the Front Frame towards the Circuit Board, as shown.
This picture indicates how some plugs, such as this Indicator Switch, have ‘dot color’ markings on them:
Connect this plug to the Circuit Board socket numbered ‘1’ (one).
Do not force these connections. They are keyed to only fit correctly in one direction, as shown:
In the same way, locate the black/blue plug of the Horn Switch, run it inside the Front Frame, and connect it to the Circuit Board socket numbered ‘2’ (two), as shown:
Continuing on, locate the white plug of the Instrument Panel LED (with red/black wires), run it inside the Front Frame, and connect it to the Circuit Board socket numbered ‘7’ (seven), as shown:
Now, locate the white/yellow plug of the Dashboard LED, run it inside the Front Frame, and connect it to the Circuit Board socket numbered ‘8’ (eight), as shown:
Retrieve your Cockpit Floor assembly from Stage 45 and turn it upside down. Using slow and gentle pressure, carefully bend the wires for the Accelerator Pedal Switch and Brake Pedal Switch to be parallel with the front wall of the Cockpit Floor, as shown:
Align the Cockpit Floor assembly into the Central Bodywork so the plugs and wires for these two Pedal Switches can be run inside the Front Frame towards the Circuit Board, as shown circled below.
You may also optionally want to disconnect the Dashboard LED (and perhaps the Instrument Panel LED), route them up through the square hole in the Cockpit Floor (arrow below), and reconnect them to the Circuit Board. I only re-routed my Dashboard LED in this way:
Gently fit the Cockpit Floor down into the Central Bodywork until the two side ledges (arrows below) fit flush to the Bodywork, as shown.
There are two mounting posts at the front and two mounting posts at the rear of the Central Bodywork that tabs of this Cockpit Floor will align to:
At the rear of the Cockpit Floor, secure it to the Central Bodywork assembly with two (2) Type B screws (supplied in the previous stage):
Secure the front of the Cockpit Floor to the Central Bodywork with two (2) Type A screws (also supplied in the previous stage), one screw on each side.
It helps to push down on these screws as you install them to get them to bite. This is also your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
With the Cockpit Floor now mounted in place, locate the black/white plug of the Accelerator Pedal Switch, run it inside the Front Frame, and connect it to the Circuit Board socket numbered ‘3’ (three), as shown:
Next, locate the black/green plug of the Brake Pedal Switch, run it inside the Front Frame, and connect it to the Circuit Board socket numbered ’13’ (thirteen), as shown:
Then, locate the black plug of the Engine Sound Switch, run it inside the Front Frame, and connect it to the Circuit Board socket numbered ‘6’ (six), as shown:
Finally, locate the white/red plug of the Interior Light LED, run it inside the Front Frame, and connect it to the Circuit Board socket numbered ’16’ (sixteen), as shown:
These stages are fantastic – we are bringing the large separate assemblies together and our Miura is growing very quickly! The interior is now installed and wired in, and in the next stage we will connect the engine assembly to the rear of the Central Bodywork.
Stage 78 – Bonnet Reinforcement Frame, Supports, Perforated Plates