H-body front suspension in Motion

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H-body front suspension in Motion

Postby tinsfci » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:14 pm

This Cosworth Vega movie shows interesting suspension movements during an AutoX race
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO-3b53lQIo
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Re: H-body front suspension in Motion

Postby tinsfci » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:28 am

I saw when I read my own post it´s quite easy to miss that this actually is movie :D

so click on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO-3b53lQIo
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Re: H-body front suspension in Motion

Postby NixVegaGT » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:46 am

That's some great video. It's got me thinking... I might do that too to see if my mods worked. Nice post, man
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Re: H-body front suspension in Motion

Postby tinsfci » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:42 am

Yeah, I thought so too. Very interesting to be able to actually see whats going on when your car is in motion.

I bought 5(!) cameras like this for such purposes:

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Quite impressive...not bigger than your car key 8)
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Re: H-body front suspension in Motion

Postby BillPappy » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:04 am

HEHE Cool cam.. I was looking to see if I could strap my Driod someplace under my car.. :lol: But, I could see me running over it. :bang:
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Re: H-body front suspension in Motion

Postby barebonesracecars » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:41 pm

I know I'm really late to this party but that was actually fun to watch.

What I found most interesting was the deflection in the anti-roll bar link. Think how much difference there would be with heim joints in there.
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Re: H-body front suspension in Motion

Postby Kenova » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:10 pm

Maybe it is just the camera angle but I didn't see any positive camber gain when the suspension was compressed, only when it went into full droop.
Has anyone actually mapped out the camber curve for these cars?

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