Thanks Ben and Tyson. All of these mods were accomplished with simple tools. I cut everything out of "sheet aluminum" with a reciprocating saw and shape them with a die grinder, then off to a welder if needed. The only machining was to the valley cover.Wow! Quite impressive!
Here is a mock up picture of the K&N filter housing. The housing was shortened by about 8". The part that was removed was the curved section. This filter is actually made out of carbon fiber. I will reinstall the rear clip shortly to make sure I have clearance.
You can also see the Katech coil brackets. I modified them to be used with the stock valve covers. The coil towers were cut off and the covers smoothed.
In the lower part of the picture you can see the battery tray being mocked up.
I need to raise it slightly because the handbrake lever will be installed on the left side of the driver and the cable path will aim right at the battery base.
The blue hose in the lower left of the picture is for the ZR1 oil cooler. Coolant flow leaves the heat exchanger than eventually joins up with the coolant flow leaving the water pump.
Wow, you are moving! the heat shields were a nice addition on mine. if they are long enough to extend out to the center of the CV joint, they catch the grease that could get spattered up. Will you track this car or is it for gentle street use? If its for track, have you considered putting the heavier duty ricardo axle retaining washers on? Ford GT blogs say this is a common weak link... $120 for piece of mindThis picture shows the heat shield ring being fitted to the transaxle. A 6" diameter aluminum tube will be cut in half with one half for the drivers side axle shield and the other half for passenger side shield.
This picture shows the heat shield ring being fitted to the transaxle. A 6" diameter aluminum tube will be cut in half with one half for the drivers side axle shield and the other half for passenger side shield.