Issue 024 - Pulleys and Belts
|Issue 024 contents|
Anyway, the upper parts of the engine assembly need to be assembled in order for the belts to go on. Sure, I could have just mounted the pulleys. But, what is the point?
Issue 025 - Heat Shield and Exhaust Pipes
|Issue 025 contents|
Issue 26 - Exhaust and Mounting Engine
|Issue 026 contents|
Reports of Issues 022, 023, and 024 are also on back order. I guess the good news is these are all engine parts. You could just move on to another area of the car...which brings us to...
Issue 027 - Radiator Fans and Horn
|Issue 027 contents|
DeLorean owners/enthusiasts will notice that there is only one horn, on the driver's side. A DeLorean has two horns, one on each side. Yep, the DMC-12 has stereo horns. Actually, one 'high' note, one 'low' note to create that distinctive 'dying duck' sound. Side note: One of the items of the bottom of my list is to replace my horns with something that has a little more umph!
The radiator fan build is pretty straight forward. Just mount the fans onto the frame. You will have to set these aside until (I guess) you receive the radiator itself. Then they will mount on the radiator brackets.
Another note. The fan blades are a little off. The blades on a DeLorean fan are off set. More of an 'X' shape than a traditional 'cross' shape. Here we have four blades that are 90° from each other. On a DeLorean, the blade are set at about 60° apart. Think of a six-bladed fan, and remove the top and bottom blade. Look here is a picture:
|Stock cooling fans|
Okay, with Issue 027 assembled, it should look like this:
|Horn, radiator bracket, and cooling fans assembled|
Screw count. I did not work on Issues 024-026, so there are no 'extra' screws to add to the collection. As mentioned, there are three new screws introduced in 027, so here is the count, omitting 020, 022, 024, 025, and 026.
24-AP, 7-BP, 2-CP, 8-AM, 6-BM, 4-EM, 4-CM, 8-DM, 2-DP, 1-FM, 3-GM, 3-HM, 2-IM, 1-EP, 2-FP, 1-JM, 1-HP, 1-GP, 1-NM
to be continued...