01 September 2020

Build the Back to the Future Time Machine - Issues 099-102

 It has been a while since we received four consecutive issues.  Lots of detailed work on these issues, get your tweezers and needle-nosed pliers and, let us get right to it.

Issues 99-102

Issue 099 - Front Flux Bands

Parts in Issue 099

Ah, the front flux bands.  If the Time Machine was an adolescence kid with crooked teeth, the front flux band would be its braces.  More of those gorgeous photo-etched parts to form the bands.  Fortunately for us, and at this scale, these were easy to mount.

Issue 100 - Front Left Flux Cables

Parts in Issue 100

It may not look like there is much in the bag, but there is a lot of work involved in this part of the build.  The molded (black) cable just plugs into the connector and then screwed into the flux box.  The cluster of coloured wires also plug in the flux box.  Then the fun begins as you twist tie the coloured wire bundle to the molded wire.  This is where your tweezers, needle-nosed pliers, and small hands come in.  Also, helps to have a little patience and good lighting.  

Was that fun?  Good.  You will get to do it again, later.  But first...

Issue 101 - Rear Left Flux Cables

Totally out of focus image of the parts in Issue 101

Finishing up the flux cables on the left side.  Very similar to Issue 100, you have one molded cable and a cluster of coloured wires.  There is a fun part where you need to untwist and separate the wires...then, slowly and patiently insert each wire into a small bracket...in a certain order.  You get to twist tie the cables together here, too.

Issue 102 - Front Right Flux Cables

Contents of Issue 102

Oh, you know you love to twist tie those wire together.  Same as Issue 100, now do the right side.  Enjoy

Here is were we are at the completion of issue 102:

Assembled car up to Issue 102

Now, we go back to the waiting game for the next shipment.  Will we get the next issues, or will we get issues from the future?

Screw count:  96-AP, 25-BP, 2-CP, 22-AM, 13-BM, 4-EM, 4-CM, 38-DM, 3-DP, 1-FM, 3-GM, 3-HM, 2-IM, 2-EP, 19-FP, 2-JM, 5-HP, 3-GP, 14-NM, 2-MM, 8-KM, 2-LM, 14-IP, 1-OM, 1-PM, 4-JP, 2-KP, 3-QM, 2-LP, 5-MP 1-RM

to be continued...

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