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Post subject: Distance from firewall to the rear axle, and to pedals area?  PostPosted: Sep 21, 2012 - 05:07 AM
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Hello everyone,

Currently I'm designing an Aventador chassis (not replica but original design) and I would like to ask experienced builders whether 40" distance between the firewall and rear axle is enough to put the engine inside? As far as I know, that distance is usually 37" in the Diablo chassis, but I want to make sure the engine bay of my chassis will be more roomy.

Thanks,

Bobi


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Post subject: RE: Distance from firewall to the rear axle?  PostPosted: Sep 21, 2012 - 10:59 AM
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I used the BMW V12 and Audi transaxle. I measured 38.25" from the distributor cap to the center of the axle output.

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Post subject: RE: Distance from firewall to the rear axle?  PostPosted: Sep 21, 2012 - 11:19 AM
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Thank you for the info, Jim! I think it will be better to increase that distance to 41-42" just in case.
 
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Post subject: RE: Distance from firewall to the rear axle?  PostPosted: Sep 28, 2012 - 02:04 PM
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I also would like to hear some feedback from existing owners of Diablo/Murcielago replicas about the distance from the firewall to the wall in front of the pedals. It's basically the total length of the cockpit. In my nearly finished chassis design I achieved 1362 mm / 53.6 in, but I still can increase it a bit if you think its not enough from your own experience. Keep in mind that my firewall is not entirely straight as I moved the lower portion by 3 inches to allow some extra space in the engine compartment while keeping the seats at the same position. This means that if my firewall was vertical like the Diablo/Murcielago chassis, the distance from the firewall to the pedal area is comparable to 1439 mm / 56.6 in.

Thanks!

 
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