Got an email last week from the Pres of the Tickford Owners Club of WA that I thought was quite interesting.
When David Flint was over for a club meeting he was talking about the BA XR8 on the way to being dropped off at the airport. He said the FoMoCo's world wide policy on cars is they have a 25mm clearence minimum on the engine to any part of the engine bay. The XR8 has a piont where it is only 5mm and thus it had to get special permission to go ahead. Just goes to show how keen FoMoCo Aust was to get this car out to the public I guess.
thereis a legal requirement to have no less than 10MM.
I also have had a peek in a XR8 engine bay and there looks like a bucketload of room in there to me ( well, far more than 10mm everywhere I could see anyway)
yeah it's so people don't have the chance of loosing a finger when putting the car together.
However I think that this faze of production (putting the motor in) is fully automated untill the engine is actully in place. That's probably how they got away with it.
Breathe! It's only the internet....
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