Modifying the bulkhead...BDC regs

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  1. BMWsean

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    im a little confused, got a big engine to fit in a small bay lol, maybe im reading the rules and regs wrong or im just a retard but how far back is it possible to have my engine, like ideally i need one cylinder behind the original firewall, as im reading/if correctly it says this...

    No part of the engine block may cross the vertical threshold of the original firewall into the transmission tunnel

    can anyone shed some light for me?


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  2. Phil Mann

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    You wont be able to put the engine as far back as you want, kind of self explanatory :)
     
  3. BMWsean

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    hmm i did guess as much, what about cars with already modified bulkheads? driftworks s15 and so forth have there engines sat right tucked away?


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    And after this season they cant be used in BDC
     
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    Out of interest, what was you thinking of fitting? Straight sixes, V8s, and V12s go in on stock bulkhead E30s (or at least stock enough!).
     
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    IF you attend the logging day on 20th April at Teesside your car will be eligable to compete in the BDC for the next 2 seasons with a modified bulkhead. So really, it depends if you'll be attending the logging day and if you're bothered about it not being up to regs in 2 years time.
     
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    thats great lozza, sorry if i sounded dumb! being as the car builds only just started theres not a chance of seeing logging day! at least I havent done anything with the bulkhead as o yet, shame im going to have to scrap the engine and have a re-think


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    What engine?
     
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    Is it that much longer than a BMW straight six then? As obv they go in piece of piss.
     
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    not ideal, but are you allowed to move/modify the fron panel and cross member?
     
  13. BMWsean

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    iv had a big six, 3.5litre in my old e30 and i was never really happy with the weight distribution, felt too front heavy. the jag engine is about an inch longer but i feel its going to weigh the front down. it also would need some heavy modifications to the sump. i need the engine 4inches behind the bulkhead to make things work


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    you got loads of room there!?
     
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    Rear mounted rad and you're good to go, lol.

    TBH thats a long ass straight six
     
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    what about a supercharged jag v8 (aj-v8) a la x308 xjr/daimler super v8, have driven a few and quite the lively motor stock..
     
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    move the front wheels forwards..........
     
  20. BMWsean

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    think i might be going with an sr20, like the move the front wheels idea haha. not really fancying a v8 really, just bought another 325i to do practice days in so might strap the supercharger to that


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