17 April 2018

Build the Back to the Future DeLorean - Missing Piece 22G

Missing piece 22G
I mentioned in the previous post that I was missing a small injector piece (22G).  There should have been six of these, but only five came with my issue.  While I contacted Eaglemoss, hoping to receive a replacement part, I figured I could make a stand in piece until I hear back from Eaglemoss.

Measuring the part
I took measurements of 22G with my trusty calipers.  In the photo above, you can see the tiny piece that I am trying to replicate.  Once I got all my numbers, it is off to modeling.

Screenshot of 22G
Modeling was simple.  I think it took me longer to take measurement than it did to model the piece.  For sure, it is taking me longer to write this than measuring and sculpting the piece.

Next step is to get some of these printed.

Tiny pieces
I had a full set printed, so they will all match.  There was a little clean up of support, but over all happy with the parts.

Painted parts
Parts were double-stick taped to a Popsicle stick, then painted.  Done

As these pieces were being printed, I got an email from Eaglemoss stating that my replacement Issue 022 was on its way.  Even though I was getting new parts, I decided to finish this small project.

All I needed was the small injector parts, but getting the full issue means I can experiment with the fuel lines.  They look a little long, since I will have spare lines, I am going to cut them down to clean it up a bit.

I have to say that this is great customer service on the part of Eaglemoss.  My replacement issue should be here next week.  All before my next shipment of issues.

UPDATE:  Replacement parts arrived.  Eaglemoss sent me the parts baggie for Issue 022, no booklet.  Funny thing is, in the bag, there was an extra distributor cap.

I shorten the fuel lines so they were to sticking out too far.  Per instructions (from back of car to front of car), is it long, medium, short (on both sides).  I shifted the lines one over and trimming the longest line shorter. See image.

Replacement 22G and slightly modified fuel lines
Lines are now medium, short, and trimmed long line.  I cut off about 15mm.

to be continued...

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