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    1. Kit: EAGLEMOSS, by (Established Member) TOMc is offline
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      Before I get into my next build I would like to spend a moment to contemplate a very important tool in my tool box. My mother gave it to me when she said "young man you had better learn patience" I can remember her saying "will you just wait a minute" a minute! a minute! for a 4 year old a minute can feel like forever. Since that time patience has become a practice, one that I have been able to use and learn from. You will understand why this tool will be so important as I reveal the nature of my next build.


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  1. Nortley's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Egon, I agree with you completely. Every model I've acquired has come with all the parts in one box. I might buy one of those subscription models if the maker offered a one box option.
    Scorpio - Builds models the way the prototype should have been built.
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  2. TOMc's Avatar Established Member
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    Emily said that waiting for the first snow flake to fall will not cut it, "build something". The 1/9 scale, 1940 Knucklehead by MFH arrived yesterday. It should fill in the wait time as she requested. It brings back memories of riding my Shovel Head Super Glide in late Autumn with the air crisp, anticipating the first snow flake on the tip of my tongue. I'll start a build thread in the MC Section.
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    More parts came in and the engine is shapeing up. My friend and close companion Tom the Hammer Mechanic has decided to take a more hands on approach to this build. I thought Emily could be trouble but sometimes Tom scares me. I mean with that big hammer and all.
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    Patience you must have
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    I have a friend who say: if it does not fit, take a bigger hammer!
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    More parts, more parts. The floor pan, exhaust, radiator and some engine do-dads are installed. With 30 issues received that only leaves about 100 to be installed. The screw (parts) issue is under control, I only came up with two new screw parts between issues 23 -30. Remain mindful and all will be well.
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    Patience you must have
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    I too am contemplating this build and from what I have read, noone is dissapointed. Like you, I have cut down from six packs a week to two and will use the cigarette excuse with my wife as well. Hope it works, as it looks like a great kit as do others I have seen like R2D2.
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    Received and installed Issue 31-34, mostly structural sheet metal parts and the battery box / fuel tank. Everything fit well as expected. Now if I can only get back to that Nucklehead.
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    Issues 35-38 are installed. The only problem was with Issue 37A-B, in that the rear left and right wheel-arch didn't fit because it was about 3/8 inch off level. I am talking about heavy gage diecast metal here not some old beer-can. This was not a job for Tom, you know of his propensity to fix things with a large hammer. So with sweat dripping profusely from my brow I applied just enough pressure to bend the wheel-arch at the seam, and it worked! The bend also gave the arch a twist that aligned all the screw holes. Well that is enough drama for one day so it's back to the Nucklehead.

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    More wiring included with Issues 39-42. The time display, LED board is mounted on the center console and looks great. Back to the knucklehead.

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    Issues 43-46 have arrived and they consist of circuit boards, detailed power supply and a time circuit box, mounted on the dashboard center console. I am beginning to enjoy this EAGLEMOSS monthly thing, it gives me plenty of time to work on the Nucklehead.

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    Issue 47-50 have arrived, they include parts for the dashboard, drivers seat, electrical cables and don't forget the screws.
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    Just finished watching Back to the Future-I on DVD. It was fun watching the operation of the parts that I am now installing, in real time...get it...real time. I will wait a couple of months before I watch Back to the Future -II. Meanwhile here is a pix of the brake switch with its spring return.
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    Patience you must have
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    Issues 51-54 has arrived and includes cables, pipe sections, seat and door-sill. There are two types of wire cables in the DeLorean, the first type will actually work something like a light bulb, a tooth brush or maybe a timeee machine. The second type is bogus-wire they come from nowhere and usually go nowhere, but don't let that fool you, follow the pictorial instructions. The temporary cable-ties provided are great for grouping the wire into bundles so they can then be tied at intervals. I used .005in. copper wire from the spare parts box.
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    I had never heard of these subscription builds until joining this sight and I think it's a pretty interesting approach. However, I started thinking how slow things went with my Jag build - mostly because it was hard to find time to work on it, and I started to chuckle when I realized I could actually fall behind building one of these subscription builds! I'd have parts piling up on my table waiting for me to get to it. It looks great.
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    Received Issues 55-58 and include bulkhead detail parts, circuit board, more cables and...….the "FLUX CAPACITOR"
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