Wow, love those fat Can Am tires in the rear. Love the small front intake just for brake cooling because you split the radiators and moved them to the rear. Almost like looking at a Tesla, your brain says there's something wrong. here The front end doesn't have the normal large opening to cool a radiator. That SLC is freaking gorgeous!!
Robert has completed the most extensive design changes to date to a SLC. They are really well done as well as beautiful. I can't wait to see under the bodywork. You technical guys really have a treat in store.
His car really speaks to the strengths of the SLC platform. In itself a really timeless design but it also has all the elements necessary to allow for almost unrestricted personal design changes.
I have been watching this car being transformed for quite a few years now and I still am stunned by its futuristic look. Really well done Robert.
Been noticing something as I get out and drive more and more. Men and boys are of course enthusiastic, no surprise there, but many people that I would ever expect to care for any type of performance car stop and take note. Older women for one group, normally never known to even glance at this type automobile pause, circle (literally), and ask questions.
For us Ricardo users;
Do you have any free play when you first start to depress the clutch pedal? Meaning - before the slave cylinder comes in contact with the clutch fingers. Mine gives full resistance as soon as I touch the pedal. I'm thinking I need to look into this....
So one winter project was to get some weatherstripping installed. Unfortunately, I needed to rework the door handle fills (then repaint) before that could happen. For a still unknown reason the exterior door handle fill work printed through to the paint. Short version of a two month story - all fixed now.
I used Bill Phillips' guidelines for rubber seal materials and set to work. During which, I just could not get the doors to stop leaking in the horizontal areas behind the opening. Turns out the solution was to plumb drains in this area to prevent standing water build up, which would ultimately pour into the car when you opened the door. Crude in-process pictures attached. Hope it helps someone water proof their car.
BTW; There are shallow pockets right behind the door opening used to run a fastener in to hold the body to the upper frame (with black tape in them in my pics). These pockets should be filled in during the body prep phase. They fill up with water, which again just sits there in wait till you to open the door so it can drain into the car
My first time logging into this site in almost five years. I have tried avoiding it as I have almost zero time for car stuff these days and less time for car forums. That said, I heard that you were "done" so I had to jump on offer my cograts to you.
Well done Rob. You have taken this beautiful and wild looking car to another level. Untouchable.
Really nice to hear from you, I appreciate the checking and commenting.
(Dave and I did our DMV SB100 applications in the wee hours of the same cold January morning. Being at different locations, we kept our spirits up via cell phone pep talks)