Holes were drilled through the floor and the bulkhead fittings were installed. The rear interior bulkhead will be installed in front of the fuel hoses, and just behind the roll bar braces. Third photo shows the finished in-vehicle hose routing. The bulkhead fittings will allow the hoses to make a 90 degree turn directly under the floor and also eliminate the need for grommets.
Since the body has been off of the frame in order to make plumbing work easier, the fuel tank was mocked-up on the frame so that the fuel lines could be routed. The plan was to have two short -8AN supply/return fuel lines go from the tank to bulkhead fittings in the floor. Separate hoses will then go forward to the filter and pressure regulator on the firewall. The bulkhead fittings were located on a wood strip simulating the body floor in order to measure the hose lengths needed. All of the fuel line used is Teflon lined. The third photo shows how the hoses go from the tank through the floor.
A small bracket was made and tacked to the cross member. Finish welding will be done later, before the frame is painted. The cables will run directly forward to the e-brake lever.
The cables are routed through the frame instead of going under it. Holes were drilled in the frame and the cables were run inside rubber grommets. The third photo shows the overall brake cable routing. The SSBC rear disc brakes come with an integral emergency brake and I actually had to locate the calipers backwards because the coil-over shocks interfered with the calipers. This made the e-brake cables pull to the rear for actuation. So, the cables make a 180 degree turn in order to go forward to the lever. Not shown in the photo is a brace across the frame where the cables will be anchored with cable clips. The cables are also very tight in the grommets and do not move, keeping them away from the coil-overs.
The emergency brake lever will be mounted between the seats on the centerline of the driveshaft tunnel. In order to get the brake cables from the lever back to the brakes, the frame cross member was sleeved with tubing. The cables go through the frame sleeves and are attached to the cable anchor/adjuster just in front of the cross member.
The oil leaves the engine block using -10AN hose, goes through the dual oil filters and continues rearward to the oil thermostat. The top connection of the thermostat is the inlet, and the same-side bottom connection is the oil return directly to the engine, also -10AN. All of the oil is filtered before it goes to the cooler. Once the thermostat opens, the hot oil continues back to the cooler and returns to the thermostat through two -8AN lines. The top line is the thermostat outlet to the cooler, and the bottom line is the return. I won’t be able to make up the two cooler hose connections until final assembly as they are too big to fit through the frame sleeves.