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  • The Slug's Avatar
    17-10-2019, 23:42
    The Slug replied to a thread Lombard Rally 2019 in Events
    There was an issue last year with this event if I remember, when at least one crew submitted an entry in good faith, only to find the promoter had a...
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  • Strat Fan's Avatar
    17-10-2019, 23:28
    I understand they were building a Hawk so could that be the one you saw?
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  • The Slug's Avatar
    17-10-2019, 23:12
    Did anyone else see Fifth gear tonight and spot the Stratos at the workshop at KW Special Projects, Bicester showing off the 3D scanning process? ...
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  • LOFT6.6's Avatar
    17-10-2019, 21:30
    Thanks Craig. Yes just been out to the garage and do still have that cast Alfa engine mount with Compressor mount incorporated. Just don't remember...
    2 replies | 37 view(s)
  • Strat Fan's Avatar
    17-10-2019, 20:56
    You won't find that part on an Alfa, That is a very old ListerBell fabricated AC mounting bracket/engine mount. The Alfa equivalent part is cast...
    2 replies | 37 view(s)
  • LOFT6.6's Avatar
    17-10-2019, 20:39
    I can't for the life of me find the above, which I did take off the engine 6 months ago. Can find lots of bits that I dont need, but not this part....
    2 replies | 37 view(s)
  • mariner's Avatar
    17-10-2019, 17:25
    Hi Martin, Croft on 26th/27th is the last two rounds of this year's Rallycross championship. Not seen an entry list but thought I would go on Sat...
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  • Martin Crikey's Avatar
    17-10-2019, 06:36
    I Think it's the British rallycross championship at Croft on the 26/27 of this month, is anyone thinking of going ?
    7 replies | 540 view(s)
  • strat24v's Avatar
    16-10-2019, 17:17
    strat24v replied to a thread Rear Strut Caster? in Stratos Forum
    The bottom pivot of my old uprights wasn't at 90 degrees to the strut mount, saying that, you'd expect them to be a handed pair but mine weren't,...
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  • Strat Fan's Avatar
    16-10-2019, 13:38
    Strat Fan replied to a thread Rear Strut Caster? in Stratos Forum
    Agreed, 1 degree of toe in equates to approx. 5mm of forward movement at the upright end.
    16 replies | 359 view(s)
  • ByrneEngineering's Avatar
    16-10-2019, 11:41
    Good point re toe adjustment moving the upright forward, hadn't really taken that into consideration. Just did a very, very rough sketch (and I've...
    16 replies | 359 view(s)
  • Strat Fan's Avatar
    16-10-2019, 11:21
    Strat Fan replied to a thread Rear Strut Caster? in Stratos Forum
    The pivot point for the toe would be the inner wishbone bush where it meets the chassis bracket. The trailing link controls the amount of toe and...
    16 replies | 359 view(s)
  • ChrisCar6's Avatar
    16-10-2019, 09:43
    ChrisCar6 replied to a thread Rear Strut Caster? in Stratos Forum
    I can see that, but is the pivot point for toe-in not the rear of the tie-bar, so the forward movement of the strut on toe-in will be limited?
    16 replies | 359 view(s)
  • ProtoTipo's Avatar
    16-10-2019, 07:57
    ProtoTipo replied to a thread Rear Strut Caster? in Stratos Forum
    Yes, and the inner end of the 'A' arm can be positioned differently fore and aft in the pick up point, be it a bush or rose joint type. It's not...
    16 replies | 359 view(s)
  • Strat Fan's Avatar
    16-10-2019, 07:41
    Strat Fan replied to a thread Rear Strut Caster? in Stratos Forum
    Given the way the toe is adjusted on the rear of a Stratos (Lancia, Hawk & Corse "I") then is is fair to assume that with the symmetrical reverse...
    16 replies | 359 view(s)
  • ProtoTipo's Avatar
    16-10-2019, 07:28
    ProtoTipo replied to a thread Rear Strut Caster? in Stratos Forum
    On Graham Halstead's CAD drawing of his recent Hawk chassis: The centre of the strut top is 22.65mm further forward than the centre of the pick up...
    16 replies | 359 view(s)
  • ChrisCar6's Avatar
    15-10-2019, 23:32
    ChrisCar6 replied to a thread Rear Strut Caster? in Stratos Forum
    There are no appropriate dimensions on these Lancia diagrams, 'f' & 'g' are the two bits we're interested in.. With my school set square they look...
    16 replies | 359 view(s)
  • ByrneEngineering's Avatar
    15-10-2019, 22:49
    Thanks for the confirmation chris so assuming the 23" dimension is accurate on your car the strut top is around 25mm further forward than the centre...
    16 replies | 359 view(s)
  • ByrneEngineering's Avatar
    15-10-2019, 21:20
    Apologies that should have been 585 not 285, it's very early here! Which lines up with the 23" dimension of that drawing I think
    16 replies | 359 view(s)
  • ChrisCar6's Avatar
    15-10-2019, 21:16
    ChrisCar6 replied to a thread Rear Strut Caster? in Stratos Forum
    i have 560mm from the rear of the bulkhead to the centre of the topmount, and confirm the measurement of 648mm bulkhead to front of rear frame as...
    16 replies | 359 view(s)
  • ChrisCar6's Avatar
    15-10-2019, 21:06
    ChrisCar6 replied to a thread Rear Strut Caster? in Stratos Forum
    On the diagram above, it looks like rear bulkhead to the center of the bottom arm pickup point should be 432mm? or am I missing something? heads...
    16 replies | 359 view(s)
  • ByrneEngineering's Avatar
    15-10-2019, 20:29
    Hi Guy Yes chassis is level and wheel appears to be centered in the arch but at the moment i'm not too worried about overall vehicle setup, just the...
    16 replies | 359 view(s)
  • ChrisCar6's Avatar
    15-10-2019, 18:30
    ChrisCar6 replied to a thread Rear Strut Caster? in Stratos Forum
    I wondered what bit of the chassis to level to when doing my geometry. In the end I used the centre spine. I don't know if this is parallel to the...
    16 replies | 359 view(s)
  • Guy Mayers's Avatar
    15-10-2019, 18:17
    Is the chassis level? Is the wheel centered in the arch? In 30 years I've never noticed if mine is out of line and I doubt it's an issue. My lower...
    16 replies | 359 view(s)
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