15 Aug 2008

Between catching the flu and awaiting an answer on strange results I’m getting from the Mitchell suspension software, I’m starting on the CAD drawings – may as well do something productive. Doing the drawings is already proving educational, forcing the need to address tubes that aren’t even on the mockup yet. One thing to decide is how to pass the coolant lines, shifter and throttle cables, brake and clutch lines, and wires from the front of the car to the back. Some people have suggested running the coolant lines outboard, but that doesn’t really simplify anything. They still need to be covered to avoid burns or having boiling coolant spraying about in case of a cracked line or accident. Even if they were run there, the throttle and clutch lines lend themselves best to running down the center of the car anyway, so may as well run everything that way.