Yep, it’s been a while since my last update. Sean has been battling an issue I had considered but never thought it was going to be a challenge… the transmission crossmemeber. Remember while my car is a coupe, I have a boxed convertible frame underneath. Something about the combination of the 4L60E that we picked up and the boxed convertible frame rendered all of the crossmembers on the market useless.
Sean worked with one company to fab up a specific one for our install and here it is, fresh out of the box and mocked up on the car:
So while we have a bit more “force-fit engineering” to accomplish (the driveshaft might not have the clearance required right now), we’re pretty confident we have something we can work with.
SO… hopefully that means we hit the ground running. Sean set a tentative target for the end of March to get the car running and back to me. This crossmember conundrum might add some time but now that the engine/trans will be in their final position, it’s really all about the hundreds of small items required to get the beast running. The fuel system has been completed so no issue there. We’re ready to feed the beast!
Next possible challenge in the back of my mind? Exhaust. I want to downsize from the 3″ system I had in the old setup to a more manageable 2.5″ setup, but I want stainless steel and I have decided to move to headers, but now we’ll have to find some that fit. This could get fun. Time to hit SummitRacing.com again. 🙂