Archive for July, 2008

Machining of the suspension and uprights to fit rotary hillclimb racing car.

Thanks to Ron Pommerel at RPS Engineering for calculating the location of the upper and lower positions for the pivots on the front uprights. I then could machine the uprights to take the wheel bearings for the spindles, the mounts for the brake calipers as well as the mounts for the pivots. Then the brake rotors need to be mounted, so an aluminum spindle needed to be machined to mount the brake rotor in the correct location and also to allow for clearance of the calipers inside the road wheels. The photos show the front brake rotor and spindle assembled on the upright.

Front RHS upright with brakes fitted

Front RHS upright with brakes fitted

Front RHS upright with brakes fitted side view

Front RHS upright with brakes fitted side view

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