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Pack 4 - Stage 22. Distributor cap and plug leads.


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Stage 22 gives us the first distributor cap and plug leads.

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Assemble the distributor cap to its base with a screw.

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Cut the plug lead connectors from the sprue with sprue cutters the push the thicker end into the distributor caps.  Mine were all quite tight so I didn't need any glue.

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Push the distributor cap assembly onto the distributor, paying attention to get it aligned correctly as per the photo in the instructions.

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Cut the plug leads to length.  I found that some of the lengths were a bit twisted.  There is an easy fix.  Just drop them in a glass of very hot water for a few seconds.  Then blow the water out the tube.

Before.

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After.

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Fit the first lead to the distributor cap.  I suggest gluing them with superglue as they aren't a very tight fit and it will be a right pain trying to refit them if they fall off after the engine is fitted to the chassis.

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Now fit the other end to the correct plug.  Again, I suggest gluing this.

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Continue with the second lead.

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The engine should look like this after the first 6 leads are fitted.

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Finally, this is the distributor cap with all 12 leads fitted.

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The engine looks like this, which completes the stage.

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Now a quick tip if you want more control over the route the plug leads take.  You can take some 1mm aluminium wire (Available from Amazon amongst other places) and cut a piece a little shorter than the plug lead.  Feed this inside the the plug lead.  You can now bend the lead and it will stay in position.

 

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