In a message dated 2/23/02 6:59:31 PM Pacific Standard Time,
<< I was working on my tr-6 today and noticed that the
differential pinion flange has a radical up ward angle and is making the
shaft U joint work very hard >>
I followed the ancient theories from years ago and fabricated two heavy,
crude traction rods myself. I used schedule 80 pipe with an ID just large
enough for 1/2" rod ends to fit inside. I then welded right and left handed
lug nuts on each end so that the tension could be adjusted by loosening jam
nuts and turning the rods. With just a small amount of tension on each rod,
the drive shaft is straight between the transmission and differential when my
ancient TR-3 weight is on the wheels.
This is not a good design for the Super Stars. It is heavy and might give
some under steer.