Thanks Scott. this was very helpful. I am going to just ask Fran about the placement of the radiator. He may want to also put my radiator in the rear. I don't believe I will have any intercoolersBrian, clearance inside the nose varies widely. Some builders have relocated the radiator to the tail and have nothing except a trunk in the nose (e.g. Mesa and Rumbles) and others have everything but the kitchen sink;
Weight is biased to the rear so my strategy was to put as much as possible in the nose. With the exception of the power brake booster (I don't have one), I located everything above in the nose.
- Nose frame stiffeners
- Hydraulic lift pump
- Hydraulic lift pump reservoir
- Brake and clutch reservoirs
- A/C dryer
- Shock reservoirs
- Fan shroud
- Power brake booster
My scan isn't of use to anyone because the only part forward of the monocoque that hasn't been completely replaced is the splitter. The only reason that I did the scan was to ensure that the duct cleared the top cross bar in the custom cage and the Penske shock reservoirs that are mounted to it -- I'm not aware of anyone with that configuration. I haven't also haven't made a final decision on the battery which could potentially interfere with the bottom of the duct.
Your best bet is to have someone measure the distance between the vertical plates that support the radiator and the distance from the front of the splitter to the tube that stiffens those plates in front of the footbox. The OD of your vent needs to fit inside of those plates and clear anything that's mounted to them. Unless you reengineer the nose box, your outlet will need to be narrower than the Ferrari's. You also need to consider the ratio of the inlet, radiator core and outlet. That Ferrari appears to have an inlet that's much larger than the SL-C's. The Ultima RS has a similar, but narrower outlet.
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