So, did lots of random projects today. First on the list: gas. The suplied fuel tank look kinda small to me so I measured it. It will hold 6.5-7 gallons. Assuming a cruise mpg of 30, that a decent range of 180 miles or so. Thrashing..lets say 10 mpg (this is realistic based on the miata....) so thats 60 miles. Motorcycles do about that and this is like a big bike so i'll roll with it.
So we have to extend the focus fuel.....thing to fit the deeper tank. THe instructions say to use 6mm threaded rod but here in 'amerika we use 1/4-20 like a boss.
Also took of the steering for the LAST time (hopefully) to paint it.
That is about as long as it gets and its just enough. I am worried about leaks. If this all sucks the car will get a standard return style fuel system, MAP/VE tuning via megasquirt, and an FIA fuel cell with extreme quickness.
The 'extender' to get the transmission at the right height is weak sauce now with no sleeves and open ends. Been on the to do list for awhile.
and now its on the 'DONE' list
Other things I did that are not pictured: I took out the seats and sliders to paint where i welded them in, drilled all the holes in the drivers seat, cleaned floor of the car, made a list of hardware to order, and flipped the brake calipers in the rear right side up.
This is actually interesting, I'm not going to use the handbrake setup. I'm going to use a manual line lock for a parking brake. I don't need 'emergency' brakes since I have to completely independent hydraulic circuits with independent fluid reservoirs. the only way the brakes could fail is if the pedal breaks and if that happens your pretty much boned anyway.
So....maybe some more work tomorrow, but maybe not. Definitely more this week