Not to belabor the point but compare the Loctite adheshive tensile strength of 2,150 psi with ER4043 welding rod at 29,000 psi or ER 5356 at 38,000 psi.
Neil: I get it and I agree with your point, maybe more than it's coming across. I'm just willing to do some field testing on these first to see if the structural adhesive is good enough in this type situation. If not, I'll lay down a bead of ER 5356 and be done with it.Not to belabor the point but compare the Loctite adheshive tensile strength of 2,150 psi with ER4043 welding rod at 29,000 psi or ER 5356 at 38,000 psi.
Welcome to the forum and thanks for the interest in my Miura build Joe! I do appreciate the interest and welcome feedback (both negative and positive).I've always been a fan of the GT40, but I came here and registered to watch the progress of this Miura build. This is fantastic.
Dave: the coolant pipes, AC tubes and battery cable all run through a compartment in the chassis center bottom. To run them around the chassis sides would have complicated the routing and certainly lengthened it.Are you running your coolant pipes through the backbone or in the (external) rocker panels. The latter will make the car interior much cooler in the summer driving season.
Confirmed, my Miura is using a Strickland Racing chassis. Through this project I've gotten to know Charley well. Like you say, he's very knowledgeable about high performance automobiles and a great guy to boot. It's been very rewarding to use one of his products as a foundational piece for my project car and I've been very impressed with the design and engineering that's been put into the chassis.Until I read some of your early posts I did not know that you are using a Strickland Racing chassis in your build. Charley Strickland stopped here to pick up a Manta Mirage body and we had an opportunity to talk cars until he left for Ft Worth the next morning. Nice guy with a LOT of experience in drag racing and NASCAR.