The good news, travel is still aloud for essential work. This is clearly essential.
I have a few different hoods to try. It's hood up here. I have a stock which will fit, and I also have a TRD and carbon fibre hood. The cf hood has already been modified for the venting of the radiator. This is the most likely hood we'll end up with although there will be some more holes made to properly vent the heat generated around the exhaust manifold. The final design will have to wait till it goes into the wind tunnel next winter.maybe i missed it but what hood are you going with. will the stock hood (or do you guys refer to it as a bonnet?) still fit?
Good question. I'm not certain at this point, but if I had to guess based on what I know I'd say we'll end up close to 50/50. That is the goal. Worst case I think would be 52/48, but I think we'll be in better shape than that. With the light weight motor being moved backwards a bit, lighter transmission and a fair amount of weight hanging off the rear I think we'll be very close to 50/50. It'll be interesting to see where we end up.it seems this will be a light car relatively speaking considering all the extra racing, performance and safety equipment your adding.
i know you've had to attach parts where they would fit, that said, any idea what the weight distribution would be?
maybe i missed it, but are you shooting for 50/50 or maybe something else?
Thank you jdm-rhd! I really appreciate the incredible feedback from so many of you during this journey. It’s such an exciting time knowing it’s almost done. The first drive is really going to be something after all these years. 🙏🙏🙏this build is so insane...i marvel every time i come in to check your progress
Thanks Olav! I'll definitely take some video and post it. Not sure at this point when the first drive will be. Maybe in two weeks if all goes well. The first track session will still take a while. I'm guessing July at this point.That's some creative plumbing, nice job!
Make sure to record the first drive and upload it here, i'm dying to see this thing in action.