Project SC300 Road Racer: Part 26 – It’s Getting Hot in Here, so Chillout!
mounting plate sitting on a piece of paper on the floor
The Quantum Cooler attaches to this mounting plate using the hooks (right) and a set of retention pins that insert on the left.

It has four counter-sunk holes in it for your fasteners. This mounting plate makes for a convenient drilling template. I simply transferred the holes onto a piece of paper with a permanent marker and then traced the edges of the plate as well. This gave me a good idea not only where I could mount the unit, but also let me tape the paper onto the car for punching and drilling.


mounting plate paper template with pink markings
Here’s the paper mounting template.

It almost looks like I know what I’m doing.

I have no idea what I’m doing.


area behind driver seat viewed through roll cage with battery powered drill and quantum cooler sitting on floor
I tried to figure out a good way to put this on the passenger side, but I couldn’t make it happen.

Again, since I run a passenger seat sometimes and have passengers, there really wasn’t a great place on the passenger side to get this mounted in a way that I could use it while a passenger was present without making the passenger practice their contortionist routine to avoid the hoses, wiring, and ducting.

So, behind the driver seat we went. Fortunately the SC300 has ample space in the rear passenger seat area. I didn’t mount it to the floor behind the driver seat because it wouldn’t leave good room for ducting and allow for my seat to move.

Yes, that’s right, I have a sliding seat bracket installed in this car. After all, I’m still learning, so why not make it comfortable for anyone who might drive it. And, I mean, I put in the effort to keep the powered steering column wiring and adjustments!


mounting plate with rubber stoppers and bolts partially assembled
Here is what it looks like underneath the mounting plate when you put everything together.

I drilled holes in the rubber stoppers and then put the counter-sunk 40mm bolts through. Again, all of this hardware can be found at your local hardware store.

1 comment

  1. That’s cool, but not $2500 cool. Damn! The collective sum of all my winter upgrades will come in comfortably south of that. Hopefully the price comes down as the tech matures.

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