SaloonLibre Moscow

And then with the Penske dampers fitted. :D

Front suspension finished with dummy shocks.

Teaser.

Teaser.

All done! :D

The last bits - the steering arms - were very fiddly! But they’re now as good as complete. Sadly I have to cover up the pocket / webbing.

Almost finished..

Some close-up weld sluttage.

More progress on the front uprights.. I have the main body all done now. Really happy with how they’re coming out!

Brake calliper mounts & track rod arms will come next.

Progress on the front uprights..

Can you tell it’s 8pm and I have yet to eat?

Got the last of my machined bits today. :D

Got the last of my machined bits today. :D

Today I finished the last engine mount - a crossmember that ties the lower part of the chassis together and secures the front of the gearbox. Space is seriously tight to the rear dry sump scavenge block, but neither of them are going anywhere so I’m not worried. 

With the crossmember done I went through an engine-out procedure to make sure it all comes out ok, and I’m happy to say it does! The strut brace / upper engine mount comes out first, then the side engine mounts - leaving the engine secured to the ‘box, then the engine can be removed leaving the ‘box in the chassis; the gearbox is then taken off its mounts, crossmember removed, and then drops out the bottom. Space in this little car is very, very tight, so I’m pretty relieved that everything goes in & out ok!

Vive la fucking Stagland! (Maaan)
Had a re-shuffle of the workshop, ready for my week off work. Hopefully the car will be on its wheels in 7 days - WE SHALL SEE.

Vive la fucking Stagland! (Maaan)

Had a re-shuffle of the workshop, ready for my week off work. Hopefully the car will be on its wheels in 7 days - WE SHALL SEE.

A small update.. Titanfall came out on Friday so frankly it’s a wonder I made it out the house at all! I made the front “strut brace” and engine mount, which was pretty simple but also very fiddly, then chopped out the central part of one chassis crossmember and fitted the sump pan. The last engine mount will replace this crossmember and tie in to the 2 spare bolt holes on the gearbox bellhousing.

Engine mounts post 2 of 2..

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