50. What the frit

This is a new word for me – frit.  What’s a frit?  That black band surrounding your windshield with the little dots – that’s the frit.  It has several uses for being on a windshield; if you’re really curious follow this link. On the SLC, the front windshield has a factory applied frit – at…

49. Working from the inside out

I shifted focus back to getting the interior squared away in preparation for getting the rest of the body back onto the car. A-Pillar covers: The front edge of the a-pillar covers is pushed forward quite a bit – well past the black edging along the exterior perimeter of the windshield.  The result is if…

48. Duct, duct, goose!

Radiator exit duct: Before I could install my radiator exit duct (for good), I had to clean up the wiring in the radiator box.  There’s a surprising amount of copper running back and forth through here! I used McMaster PN 92725T42 which is made from aluminum and has a 79% open area.  I thought this…

47. I see what you did there

As discussed in post 46, I purchased the Auto Vox X2 rear view monitor system for my SLC after having tried two other systems.  I think a less costly, better system might be available if you were savvy enough to design your own using hardware from the drone world.  It seems drones these days are…

46. Interior refinement revisited

With the Damplifier and Mega’Zorbe installed on the spider I turned my attention to the ceiling panel.  Unfortunately there isn’t enough room between the two panels to install something as thick and heavy as Luxury Liner Pro – that would have been much more effective at blocking noise than Mega’Zorbe.  So the strategy for the…

45. Taking AIM

I’ve opted to ditch the RCR supplied Koso gauge cluster and I’m using the Aim MXS Strada display.  It’s a really nice package and falls somewhere between reasonably priced to pricey but it checked all the boxes I needed. *Post-build update: Heads up!  For those choosing to use an Aim dash or some other aftermarket…

44. Body building

Confession time: I will not be performing a “full” body fitting before paint.  What I mean by that is I’m not going to blend the doors and body panels together for a perfect fit before I paint the car.  This sounds completely stupid but let me explain … I’ve hacked the body up and I’ve…

43. Red is the new orange

If you’ve been following along you can tell I have a mild obsession with carbon fiber.  When I originally went through the RCR options list I wanted to check off anything that had the word “carbon” in it – if they’d offered a carbon canister I probably would have ordered it!  Before pulling the trigger…

42. Of scoops and closeouts

The roof mounted fresh air inlet for the engine bay needs a tunnel attached to the underside of the roof to create a sealed channel through which air can travel to the back of the car.  Without a tunnel, air would just dump into the cavity above the ceiling panel and this would probably be…

41. Moving the needle forward

I’ve been hacking away at my To-Do list.  Sadly, more often than not I find I’m adding more items than I’m crossing out!  To be honest I’ve been feeling pretty kicked in the shins about the project – it’s starting to really wear me down.  I took a week off to visit family and hoped…

40. Getting dirty with the dingo

I’ve taken about a week off from the car; we spent a few days up in Washington visiting my wife’s best friend and her family.  Before we left I typed up a list of to-do items and taped them up on the wall by the car.  By the time I was finished I had 6…

39. 1 step forward, 10 steps back

Now that the rear end of the car’s just about wrapped up it was time to shift my focus back on the center.  I needed to get the doors hung and the striker pin installed so I could get another rough fitting of the door, this time with the spider on the car – recall…