Still thinking, take cover

I have been thinking, and we all know how dangerous that can be. Well, I was thinking about balancing the car left to right with the lighter engine and transmission combo, and what would that do for the footwell issue. Well, it does a bunch for the footwell issue, as much as I can actually move the engine over.

Here’s the deal: to balance my 215 pounds sitting 11.25″ left of center, I can mount the 460 pound engine and transmission 5.25″ right of center. Problem is this causes parts of the bellhousing to stick outside the body. I can move the engine 4.75″ right before cutting up the actual body instead of the firewall, which still gives me a lot of room for my feets and the steering column even using the OBP pedal assembly mentioned a few posts back. Doing the sums for the bellhousing instead of the transmission gives the width of the footwell at 12.25″ when the pedal assembly is only 9.65″, so I can let my toes splay out a bit on either side of the steering column and still be able to work the clutch. I might even have room for a dead pedal to the left of the clutch pedal. Dead pedals are endurance extenders for freeway driving with a manual transmission.

I won’t have a perfectly balanced car this way, but it will be pretty close.

On my endeavours to collect Sweatcoins, I have hit a snag. I’m not getting as many coins per mile as expected, and I can’t figure out why. I was getting 4 per mile when I first started just a few days ago, but now I’m just getting 2 and I can’t figure out why. But I keep walking to collect as much as I can, because it’s still more than I would have without the app.


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