Originally Posted by TerribleTy
Another Noob question here...
What do you cut out on the body for 10th sedan. I've seen all kinds of variation on the internet.
Hole for fuel gun
Rear window but how big? Follow the dashed line on the body?
Any holes for access to the fuel door or how do you rig it?
Thanks for your help! I'm running a Protoform SRS-N is that a good one? I'm liking how it feels on the track. The body I got with the car was cut out but I know its not to rules, this is why I am asking. Id like to have one in spec when I show up at a big track so I don't look like a doofus anymore than I already am.
60mm in any direction (Normally a circle) for cooling in the windshield.
30mm in any direction for fueling. (Which can not intersect with another hole).
You are free to cut out side windows and rear windshield. As long as its cut in one consecutive hole. Not lots of little holes, and no air scoops.
Most modern cars (all?) have their fuel filling cap inline with the motor, so, if you cut your 60mm cooling hole centered over the fuel cap, then it normally is inline with your motor and allows you to fuel the car.
You need to find a balance between cooling, and aero. The smaller the hole the better, as long as your pit guy doesn't have any problems, and you can keep your motor cool.
My car has the entire rear window cut out, but I have noticed the trend to only cut out the lower half of the window. I am thinking it will cool the car fine, and keep the air smoother over the rear wing.
As for rigging your fuel door, with a large hole you can use a pull tab (zap strap only connecting to the tank door), but the fast guys will run a long zap strap from the fuel lid thru a hole in the body, then back in to the rear shock tower. Its more strain on the tank lid, but your pit guy can grab the strap, which automatically opens the tank, fill the car midair, and then release the car quicker. (zap strap=zip tie)