Cool thread. I really enjoy the Jag engine tech. Love those motors, lots of warts and all.
Wouldn't the blocks be set on end to achieve the 6 inch cut length as height?Preliminary Chassis Alignment, Preparation
Before any cutting, gluing or screwing, the chassis was set up in a preliminary fashion. Now the disclaimer: what I am describing here is strictly preliminary and subject to change.
The chassis needs to be setting at proper ride height when adjusting the suspension. An eight foot 2” x 4” was cut into sixteen six-inch lengths. Four sets of four blocks each were glued together to make the height stands. This 6” height will provide the chassis ride height for future chassis adjustments. These height stands will be used repeatedly throughout the construction and later when servicing the car, so they were painted bright red to assure the spouse would not mistake the blocks for fireplace tinder.
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While cutting timber, a pair of 2” x 4”s cut to 9 ¼” length will come in handy when setting up the front suspension. We did not paint these red, since once the suspension is in place, they will make great fireplace tinder.
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Place two height stands under the rear corners of the monocoque. Place the remaining pair of height stands under the chassis directly below the engine mounts. This is where the front stands will be when the engine is test fitted, so we might as well place them there now. Additional spacers may be needed on one of the rear height stands to adjust for any discrepancy in the monocoque.
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An electronic protractor comes in handy for the next steps, but an electronic carpenter level will also work.
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