As promised, here are the photos that show just how much the rear axle
moves under hard cornering (on a 1/2 elliptic car).
p.s. I am selling this car - see
----- Original Message -----
From: Andy Webster <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, 9 November 1999 1:38
Subject: Re: rear springs movement
> A mate of mine quoted Bob Gill as saying to him that: ' the way to make a
> sprite handle is to have it tight in the front and loose in the back'.
> Is this so?
> >From: "Mike Gigante" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >Reply-To: "Mike Gigante" <email@example.com>
> >To: <BCAH@aol.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >Subject: Re: rear springs movement
> >Date: Mon, 8 Nov 1999 15:54:12 +1100
> >Well, you won't tear out the mounts on a solid car - historic racing
> >proves that.
> >On the other hand, a panhard rod sure does help.
> >I'll post a couple of photos of a car (1/2 elliptic) without panhard rod
> >under hard cornering. You'll be stunned on how far the axle moves.
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: <BCAH@aol.com>
> >To: <email@example.com>
> >Sent: Monday, 8 November 1999 12:16
> >Subject: rear springs movement
> > > Does anyone have any accurate information on just how much the rear
> > > on a 1/4 elliptic will allow the axle to move side-to-side on hard
> > > cornering? It seems there must be a lot of force on the front attach
> > > this setup. What I'm really concerned with is not so much the springs
> > > themselves , but the attach points in the sheet metal. One would think
> > > would be easy to tear out with today's sticky tires. Anyone have any
> > > experience with this high stress point? It would seem a panhard rod
> > > needed the time. Bob Chamberlain
> > >
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