STAGE 52

 Return to the BUILD


“Powerful and reliable, the Maranello-built sports car features a EPHS-type power steering system, capable of enhancing fuel efficiency as well as vehicle control.”

Fun fact: EPHS = Electrically Powered Hydraulic Steering

Contents


Parts

Build


The Steering System

NOTE: The large Upper Rear Subframe will not be needed in this stage (or this pack) so it can be safely stored for now:

Step 1

Retrieve your Chassis assembly from the previous stage and turn it upside down. Fit the Rack Shaft into this groove of the Main Chassis.

While both ends of the Rack Shaft are the same, the rear end (towards the driver area) will need to be tilted at an angle to fit down through this slot:

The forward end of this Shaft should rest on this small circular ‘stand’:

Cover the Rack Shaft with the Rack Shaft Guard (Detail A), aligning it as shown:

Secure this Shaft Guard into place with one (1) Type G screw.

This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on the threads of all screws going into metal parts:

Step 2

Slide the Steering Rod through these circular openings of the Main Chassis, making sure the end of the Rod with the grooved teeth is on the side where the Rack Shaft is, as shown:

The teeth of the Steering Rod are designed to engage with the teeth of the Rack Shaft, as shown:

Step 3

Fit the Rack Shaft Guard (Detail B) over the Steering Rod at the Rack Shaft, orienting it as shown:

Secure this Shaft Guard into place with three (3) Type G screw.

At this point of the build, the Steering Rod can still move around and may not reliably engage with the Rack Shaft. However, this will align properly once the front suspension components are attached in the following stages:

Step 4

Turn your Chassis assembly back upright, and then press Detail A into this matching passenger-side location of the Main Chassis:

Similarly, press Detail B into this matching driver-side location of the Main Chassis:

Retrieve your Luggage Compartment assembly from Stage 21. Fit the Compartment assembly down into this matching opening at the front of the Chassis, as shown:

Secure the passenger side of this Compartment to the plastic Front Frame with one (1) Type B screw:

Secure the driver’s side of this Compartment to the metal Main Chassis with one (1) Type FF screw:

Thoughts


How cute is this little carbon fiber ‘frunk’? As a LaFerrari owner, I imagine you would have to be very good at packing light! Keep the unused Steering Shaft and Rack Shaft Guard (Detail B) somewhere safe as they will not be needed for a while.

Next Up


 Stage 53 – Lower/Upper Control Arms, Front Shock Absorbers/Springs, Spherical Joints, Flanges, Hinges

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