It might be a bank holiday, but we’re still hard at work…
With the unsprung mass and suspension finished we’ve been able to put the car on the ground, so we now have a rolling chassis!
This is allowing us to finalise our drivetrain by putting our driveshafts in, which will be done over the next couple of days. We are initially using plastic mock-up driveshafts to make sure we have the correct length before cutting the real drive shafts. Measure twice cut once and all that!
The finalised unsprung mass has also allowed us to begin assembling the braking system. The first thing we did was mount the pedal box in the car, and then mount the brake calipers to our new uprights. From here, we’ve begun cutting the brake lines to length, and routing them through the chassis.
In our composites area, we’ve been preparing the nosecone, engine shroud and side panels for painting. This involves repairing any imperfections from the layup, preparing the surface for paint, and mounting the quick release fasteners for the chassis. Tomorrow the painting begins!
Check out a vlog of the day at https://youtu.be/Ulg4KxMQGMw
Also, remember there is still time to come to our car launch on May 31st! Get your free tickets HERE. Beer is on the house…