Another cool racecar detail from this ex World Challenge racer are the provisions for air jacks! We’re not going to make use of these just yet, but it sure is nice to have them already there for when CSF is ready to take their race program to the next level.
While we’re on the subject of cool racecar hardware, how about this custom fuel set-up the car came with?! This is a custom fuel bladder that is shaped to fit in the stock fuel tank location and is secured to the car by using a custom carbon fiber panel. This is the equivalent of running an SFI approved self contained fuel cell set-up, but instead of having a bladder encased inside an aluminum box, the bottom of the car and the carbon fiber panel are acting as the “box” encasing the bladder. This set-up will help keep the weight of the fuel low to the ground while also keeping the fuel far enough inboard to the car for it to be safe in case of an accident.
Unfortunately the carbon fiber panel was cracked, but it was definitely salvageable. So before we could start the assembly process of the Evo, we had to disassemble it a little bit more. We used fiberglass and resin to repair the damage and reinforce all compromised areas.
Here you can see the provisions the panel has for the driveshaft. It easily bolts up to the car using existing bolt holes. With the carbon fiber panel for the fuel bladder repaired, we could start turning our efforts to the assembly of the Evo’s drivetrain.
Be sure to come back to check out the rest of build process! In the next installment we will tackle the installation, customization and plumbing for the dry sump system for the CSF EvoX Racecar. We will also receive a special visit from Rywire as we start on the placement/wiring of the electronics and they will also be giving us a hand measuring and assembling the custom XRP Kevlar lines CSF chose for their build.