In a message dated 5/25/2004 9:46:42 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> As I recall, Triumph Herald & derivatives implement
> "anti-Ackerman" steering ... don't know about the Spit & GT6.
Yow, I don't recall ever hearing the term anti-Ackerman. Would it
mean that the outer wheel turns in more, that toe-in increases as
your turn the steering wheel??? I've read the Spitfire/GT6 described
as modified Ackerman. At full lock it might be anti-Ackerman. Now
I'm curious. I'll have to go out to the garage and start measuring
things. (Thanks, Randall. I really needed one more thing to do! :-)
Don't anybody hold ye'r breath for me to post results though. Joe
C., help me out here! I'm sure you've done it already!)
I can't provide a citation at the moment, but I have seen it referred to
(regarding the Herald) as "reverse Ackerman"! It simply meant that, at full
lock, the outside wheel was actually turning tighter than the inside
wheel...hence all the familiar scrubbing we've come to know and love as we
tiny parking spot on the opposite side of the street. :-)
*Mrs Irrelevant: Oh, is it a jet?
*Man: Well, no ... It's not so much of a jet, it's more your, er,
Triumph Herald engine with wings.
-- Cut-price Airlines Sketch, Monty Python's Flying Circus (22)