STAGE 45

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“Brake discs were first used on production cars in the 1950s. Since then, they have become increasingly popular, especially in sports cars.”

Many of the steps in this stage will be identical to the process we followed for the brake disc in the previous stage.

Contents


Parts

Build


The Rear Left Brake Disc

Step 1

Retrieve your Rear Frame assembly from the previous stage. Slide the larger end of the Rear Left Axle Shaft through this left side opening of the Frame and into the matching hole on the Gearbox, as shown:

Step 2

With the caliper of the Rear Left Brake Disc facing toward the engine, fit the Disc over the free end of the Rear Left Axle Shaft and slide the lower eyelets of the Disc mount between the matching tabs of the left Lower Arm as shown.

Make sure the black plastic Long Tie-Rod is tilted up towards the Frame as you lift this Disc into place. And as with the right side, I chose to fit the Rear Tie-Rod over its proper post (circled below) at this time:

Secure the Rear Tie-Rod to this post of the Rear Left  Brake Disc with one (1) Type C screw.

I’ve mentioned it before, but do not overtighten these pivot point screws, otherwise the suspension will not operate as intended. This is also your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on the threads of all screws going into metal parts:

Step 3

Secure the Brake Disc to the Lower Arm with two (2) Type V screws, one at the front and one at the rear as shown.

Lower the Front Tie-Rod down between the upper eyelets of the Rear Left Brake Disc and align the screw holes as shown:

Secure these parts together from the rear with one (1) Type U screw, as shown:

Step 4

Retrieve your Side Reinforcements, Side Reinforcement Couplings, and Squared Container from Stage 41. Fit the arms of the Left Side Reinforcement to these matching locations on the left side of the Rear Frame, as shown.

The Left Side Reinforcement is the one without the extra ‘silver box’ piece attached:

Secure this Reinforcement to the Rear Frame with two (2) Type A screws:

Fit the left Side Reinforcement Coupling to the Side Reinforcement.

NOTE: The two Side Reinforcement Couplings are not the same, nor are they marked ‘left’ or ‘right’. However, their shape will only allow the correct one to fit on the correct side.

Press the pin of the left Side Reinforcement Coupling into this matching hole of the Left Side Reinforcement (arrow below), and then gently rotate the Coupling as needed until the tab on the free end rests in this matching notch (circled below) of the Rear Frame/Inner Side Panel:

Step 5

Press the two posts of the Squared Container onto the matching pins of the Right Side Reinforcement.

This ‘squared container’ sure looks like a small oil cooler of some kind:

Before you press this Container onto the pins of the Reinforcement, make sure it is oriented the correct way as shown:

In the same way as before, fit the arms of the Right Side Reinforcement to the right side of the Rear Frame as shown, and then secure these parts together with two (2) Type A screws:

Fit the right Side Reinforcement Coupling to the Side Reinforcement.

Again, press the pin of this Side Reinforcement Coupling into the matching hole (arrow below) of the Right Side Reinforcement, then gently rotate the Coupling as needed until the tab on the free end rests in this matching notch (circled below) of the Rear Frame/Inner Side Panel:

Thoughts


Nothing much to say about this stage other than it was nearly the same as the previous one. It is worth noting though, this Rear Frame assembly can now be stored safely as it will not be needed again in this pack.

Next Up


 Stage 46 – Radiator/Details, Cover Plate, Frame, Hexagonal Mesh, Details

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