Two Little Notches

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My record of not touching the original car had to be compromised today. I had to cut two little notches in the engine gasket rail to accommodate the rear battery boxes. For the last two days my friend Greg and I have been engineering and fabricating a cross bar which will support the lions share of the weight of the batteries in the rear battery boxes. The battery boxes in the mid engine compartment will weigh 135 lbs each. We used a 2.5″X 2.5″ Angle Iron and shaped it to span accross the motor mount and out to either side of the lateral engine mount cross member. The Battery cross bar is attached to either side with bolts and nuts to a flat plate which fits in the slot where the lateral engine mount cross member is bolted to the body. This afforded us a place to attach the battery crossmember without having to drill any holes in the car. The Boxes fit very well and are angled like a V configured motor… this one will be a V-24 as there are 24 batteries in the mid engine compartment. Very Shiek.

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