Cam (MacIsaac) has one of the highest, if not the highest, mileage SLCs on the road. He’s the owner of chassis #36, click here for a link to his build thread. So when he says “Listen here sonny, you pay attention to this” – you pay attention! (OK, he didn’t say it in those words, I’m sure CamM’s a young lad and has never said “Listen here sonny” – but I thought it would be funny for the purposes of this blog entry). CamM’s provided great insight in the past on other issues and he’s pretty much experienced all the initial teething pains on this platform. He experienced some stress cracks on his race tail and recommended I go back in and reinforce those areas to mitigate against cracks on my car.
So V2.0 of my race tail reinforcement consists of 3 layers of 1.5oz CSM and 1 layer of 4oz fiberglass cloth.
A huge thanks to CamM for reaching out to me and making sure I didn’t miss this (I would have). I had already known about the weak point along the rear-most area of the tail, but hadn’t heard about the crack going to the taillight cutout or the one along the top surface.
That’s it. A short post but I thought it was fitting to make Blog entry #36 all about information gleaned from car #36.