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09-30-2005, 10:54 AM
Anyone know of good camber / caster angles to utilize with the 17" wheels on the front axle? I'll build my own uprights also -- anything special for angles required here or specifications? Also any preferance in regard to front steer -vs- rear steer on the uprights and/or bumpsteer concerns?
And has anyone done anything with the Comet differential to possibly power both rear wheels?
10-01-2005, 12:04 AM
I guess you're working on a cyclecar, so this may not be of much help? But here's a link to basic steering geometry:
Don't know about the Comet differential, but did a google search on it..... GREAT site with lots of parts!
To give you help on the angles I need more info: Track, arm lengths wheel offset, wanted scrub radius, outer diameter of wheel..... Then I might be able to draw something up for youhttp://www.metalmeet.com/forum/images/icons/icon6.gif
10-02-2005, 07:28 PM
It is a CycleKart of sorts -- different engine, 17" cast Ducati Brembo rims, low profile motorcycle tires, chromoly tubing frame, rear differential, etc -- think of it as being a modern 2008 streetrod inspired CycleKart...
Partial concept image for now only -- I'd show more, but the details will be revealed later through build pictures and a few details are finalized in terms of suspension setup itself.
As for the suspension geometry itself, I bribed a friend at BAR Honda in the UK to design it currently given my wheels/tires, chassis dimensions, weight distribution, etc. Once I get the numbers, I will than build a suspension that will work via SolidWorks.
10-02-2005, 10:03 PM
OK. Sounds like you're in good handshttp://www.metalmeet.com/forum/images/icons/icon7.gif
10-02-2005, 10:36 PM
Mark, you are pushing the envelope on cyclekarts...Can't wait to see it..........john
10-02-2005, 10:47 PM
That's a great site http://www.metalmeet.com/forum/images/icons/icon14.gif http://www.metalmeet.com/forum/images/icons/icon14.gif http://www.metalmeet.com/forum/images/icons/icon14.gif http://www.metalmeet.com/forum/images/icons/icon14.gif http://www.metalmeet.com/forum/images/icons/icon14.gif
How about a link to MM? Didn't see it anywherehttp://www.metalmeet.com/forum/images/icons/icon12.gif
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