Monday, January 28, 2008

Wheels and tires

Test wheel came in today. Immediately went to visit the Jag and check out the clearances. Everything looks good, both front and back.

A bit larger than the original 16" wheels, but look a LOT better. Going to have to change the full lock stops to make sure there is no interference with the tie rods at full lock.

Low profile BFGoodrich 205/40ZR17 rubber to meet the road. This should give a nice large footprint to handle the extra power and torque.

Nippondenso Alternator

Back from holidays on the left coast. Some more progress.

Front view.

Side view.

Bit of a job finding the right length serpentine belt. The idler had to be modified for the modified path. There is NO air conditioner or power steering pump in the belt path.

Adapter for oil filter to clear frame.