Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Progress update

The frame is nearly ready for the welder!
We have cut off all the bad members + tabs & polished it up. We have the new members cut and sent to the machine shop for exact angle cuts. The back frame box is tacked together and ready to accept the final supports when ready. We hope to have the frame welded and finished by Dec15th or so.

The engine has been cleaned, with new seals and completely rebuilt.

There was a problem with the braking system design; the force required to lock the wheels [80lbs] would not be acceptable, as well as the placement of the braking master cylinder would not comply with section 7.3 of the rules, requiring a template of a certain size to pass through the passenger compartment. We plan to re-work the braking design and probably need new master cylinders.

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