Jeff: Thanks… I’ve pick quite a few ideas from your site. Its one thing to know what you want in a race car, but it’s another thing to actually build it. It’s nice to see how others have solved some of the mysteries of car building for us first timer scratch builders. Yup got to spend time on my site to explain the “what’s” and “whys”.
Darth V8: Ride height. The only pavement this beast is going to see in Montreal is the PMG test center for some Solo 2 events. Imagine a surface of 17 football fields, flat as a pool table, and as much grip as Heartland Park
(don't know if the last one is a good thing) you can actually see one of our course on this pic. http://maps.google.ca/maps?ie=UTF8&oe=U ... 5&t=k&om=1
Chetcpo: The funny thing is that I’m mocking with engine on the table right now…0 ride heights…
With the dry sump I should have 2.25 inch of clearance. In my case it’s the bell housing that’s the lowest at 1.75 inches. Head scratching as been part of this build from day one. I agree that the steering rack will be fun. Right now the head scratching is centered on the drive train alignment. Because my engine is so low in the chassis, the diff sits really high, which will result on a crazy slope for the driveshaft. Right now I’m thinking of having a negative angle, which would kick up the tranny and give something decent.
It’s been a fun project so far. D-mod is quite interesting once you realize that your car will never see any public road unless it’s on a trailer. There plenty of room to think outside the box and try a few things. If it doesn’t work No Problem… You got a grinder and a welder to fix it