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preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) GRM+ Memberand Dork
7/4/22 8:49 a.m.

therealpinto
therealpinto Reader
7/4/22 9:08 a.m.
NickD said:

...and the other ones...

Cool, I was working the track marshal point right where that happened. First big international drift competion (DMEC, check our Driftmasters GP on Youtube and you will see me working...) at our track here in Skellefteå, and the drift cars dropping wheels outside the tarmac made some really deep ruts. This guy caught a wheel on the edge and that sent him up in the air.

The track team arranged a concrete truck and poured concrete runoff areas in all affected zones during Friday night to avoid this in the qualification and finals. Done at 1.30 AM but since we have pretty much 24 hour daylight this time of year it was fine...

Gustaf

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
7/4/22 11:04 a.m.

CrustyRedXpress
CrustyRedXpress GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
7/5/22 11:22 p.m.

We were just outside of leadville when the drugs kicked in-

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/6/22 8:00 a.m.
NickD
NickD MegaDork
7/6/22 8:55 a.m.

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
7/6/22 10:06 a.m.

In reply to NickD :

Ignore the steering linkage:

 

93EXCivic
93EXCivic MegaDork
7/6/22 10:58 a.m.

RB25DET powered BMW e36 chassised Beetle.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/6/22 11:54 a.m.

What does the radical camber get you?

 

Hotlink:  BTW those huge wheels probably cost more than any of my projects!

Gary
Gary UberDork
7/7/22 10:05 a.m.

Folgers
Folgers Reader
7/7/22 6:53 p.m.

In reply to 914Driver :

I think it made the tractor easier to turn. Especially in the days before power steering. But I’m no farmer. 

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/8/22 8:35 a.m.

14 liter ALF (854 c.i.).

NickD
NickD MegaDork
7/8/22 9:02 a.m.
Folgers said:

In reply to 914Driver :

I think it made the tractor easier to turn. Especially in the days before power steering. But I’m no farmer. 

Yes, positive camber made it easier to steer. That's why a lot of your old pre-war racecars also have lots of positive camber. I'm not sure of how true it is, but I also heard someone say that's why it's called positive camber as well, because it was desired back then, whereas designers avoided negative camber. Ironically nowadays, positive camber is a negative and everyone wants negative camber.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
7/9/22 7:46 a.m.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
7/9/22 11:23 a.m.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/9/22 12:05 p.m.

In reply to NickD :

Yep, that all makes sense; but it looks like a tripping hazard to me.  You've just moved your point of resistance inboard.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/9/22 12:09 p.m.
NickD said:
Folgers said:

In reply to 914Driver :

I think it made the tractor easier to turn. Especially in the days before power steering. But I’m no farmer. 

Yes, positive camber made it easier to steer. That's why a lot of your old pre-war racecars also have lots of positive camber. I'm not sure of how true it is, but I also heard someone say that's why it's called positive camber as well, because it was desired back then, whereas designers avoided negative camber. Ironically nowadays, positive camber is a negative and everyone wants negative camber.

Positive camber also made it easier to make strong wire wheels.

It also, apparently, makes life easier on the wheel bearings.

 

With the low lateral forces available from the available tires, alignment did not enter into it... and for what little it did matter, positive camber made for a more predictable breakaway/recovery since the science of suspension geometry had not quite been explored very far.

 

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/11/22 6:29 p.m.

barefootcyborg5000
barefootcyborg5000 PowerDork
7/11/22 6:31 p.m.

In reply to Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) :

JWST?

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/11/22 8:54 p.m.

In reply to barefootcyborg5000 :

Yes.

Karacticus
Karacticus GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
7/11/22 10:26 p.m.

slantvaliant (Forum Supporter)
slantvaliant (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
7/12/22 9:19 a.m.

 

Spitfire, sort of.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
7/12/22 10:10 a.m.

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
7/12/22 10:48 a.m.

Were we not just talking about Joops?

 

stroker
stroker PowerDork
7/12/22 11:09 a.m.

In reply to slantvaliant (Forum Supporter) :

Wish he'd said something about the donor of the drivetrain/rear end...  Audi, I surmise.

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