ENGINE 8

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“With [Engine] Pack 08, you will assemble the Right Cylinder Head parts and attach them to the rest of the R35 GT-R Engine.”

These steps will be nearly identical to Engine Pack 6, just with the other cylinder head.

Contents


Parts

Build


The Right Cylinder Head

Step 01

Fit the Right Cylinder Head Part C to the Right Cylinder Head Part D, aligning the screw holes as shown:

Secure the Right Cylinder Head Part C into place from the other side with three (3) BM screws:

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

Step 02

Slide the Right Cylinder Head Part assembly into the Right Cylinder Head, making sure the two pins on the top of Right Cylinder Head Part D fit into the matching holes of the Right Cylinder Head, as shown.

I struggled to get this to slide into the cylinder head correctly and ended up breaking off one of the tiny tabs inside. Since we will barely be able to see this panel, I just used some super glue to secure it into place without any problems:

Step 03

Fit the Right Cylinder Head Part A to the Right Cylinder Head Part B as shown. Hold these parts together until the next step:

Step 04

Slide the combined Right Cylinder Head Parts A and B down into the Right Cylinder Head.

Make sure this is fitted in the right orientation, aligning the four screw holes as shown:

Secure the Right Cylinder Head Parts to the Right Cylinder Head with four (4) HM screws.

As with the previous head, I airbrushed these screw heads with Vallejo Model Air 71.035 Camo Pale Brown to help them blend in:

Step 05

Retrieve your Cylinder Block assembly from Engine Pack 5 and your Left Cylinder Head assembly from the previous pack. Fit this Left Cylinder Head to the left side of the Cylinder Block as shown.

Make sure the two locating pins of the Left Combustion Chamber fit up into the matching alignment holes of the Left Cylinder Head:

Secure the Left Cylinder Head to the Cylinder Block with three (3) GM screws.

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

Step 06

Fit the Right Cylinder Head assembly from this pack to the right side of the Cylinder Block as shown.

Make sure the two locating pins of the Right Combustion Chamber fit up into the matching alignment holes of the Right Cylinder Head:

Secure the Right Cylinder Head to the Cylinder Block with three (3) GM screws:

Thoughts


With the heads mounted, our little VR38DETT engine has grown in size and is really gaining weight. It makes me happy that so much of this model is metal!

Next Up


Engine 9 – Camshafts/Caps

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