11 April 2018

Build the Back to the Future DeLorean - Issues 020, 032-034

Finally, after three months, we have the elusive Issue 020

Issue 020
There were at least four Issues being put on hold until this issue arrived.  As mention in previous posts, you need the contents of 020 before you can finish building the engine.

Issue 020 - Intake Manifold

Contents of Issue 020
Not a lot of parts, in this one.  Pretty simple build.  One thing to watch out for, when mounting the assembly on the top of the engine block, make sure the manifold is facing the correct way.  Guess who put it in backwards and had to take it apart and do it correctly.

Good to finally see the engine come together...almost.

I had a small piece missing from Issue 022.  There are six injectors, but only five came with my issue.  That is an issue.  I have contacted Eaglemoss and hopefully replacement parts will come with my next shipment.

In building the remaining engine issues we are introduced to a few new screws.

Issue 032-034
Issue 032 - Fuel Tank

Contents of Issue 032
This is the first part with electronics.  The battery box is incorporated into the fuel tank, how clever.  Make sure your wires are properly connected to the battery box and switch.  I had a loose wire, but was easily fixed by soldering it back on.

Issue 033 - Fuel Tank Closing Plate

Contents of Issue 033
With the batter box being the fuel tank, it only makes sense to have the battery door be the closing plate.  I think they could have made the entire closing plate the battery door.  But, not many will be looking under the car once the car in finished.

Issue 034 - Luggage Compartment

Contents of Issue 034
One hunk of metal.  Once assembled, the luggage compartment stiffens the chassis and adds more weight to the build.
Other than that small snafu (with the missing part), we are all caught up with no back order issues...for now.  The assembled Time Machine, up to Issue 034, should look like this:

Assembled up to Issue 034
Ah, I did not forget about the screw count.  Note that this includes Issues that were previously omitted due to Issue 020 being on back order.  In the process, there were three new screws making their debut (MM, KM, LM).

37-AP, 7-BP, 2-CP, 12-AM, 10-BM, 4-EM, 4-CM, 13-DM, 2-DP, 1-FM, 3-GM, 3-HM, 2-IM, 2-EP, 8-FP, 2-JM, 1-HP, 1-GP, 2-NM, 1-MM, 1-KM, 1-LM

to be continued...

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