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The Suspension – Koni Shock Absorbers finally get mounted to the chassis

Now that most of the chassis is made and modified the next major hurdle is to finish off the rear suspension shock absorber location and mounts. After trying a lot of different combinations I compromised and settled on running the rear shocks on a larger angle than I would have liked. The photos show the first attempt of locating the shocks.

The first attempted location for the rear shock mounting

The first attempted location for the rear shock mounting

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Posted by on October 10th, 2008 No Comments

Steering rack and Turbo fitted to fit rotary hillclimb racing car

The steering rack did not come with the chassis when I purchased it so I had to get a steering rack to fit the chassis. The steering rack is available from Van-dieman but the cost was a bit out of my budget so I did some research and found a steering rack that would do the job. The only thing was that it had to be modified to fit the chassis, the main rack shaft needed to be shortened and the main housing needed to be lengthened to fit into the area on the front of the chassis. The photos show the modified rack bolted into the chassis, this was a major component that I needed that had to be modified correctly so the steering geometry was not compromised.

Steering Rack Mounted to Chassis

Steering Rack Mounted to Chassis

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Posted by on September 8th, 2008 No Comments

The suspension control arms are made to fit rotary hillclimb racing car

Now that the suspension up-rights have been machined and are finished, I now needed to link the uprights to the chassis and be able to connect the suspension components to the car. As the front suspension is relatively fixed, thanks to Van-dieman, the front was the first suspension control arms that I made. The photos show the front RHS upright with the upper and lower control arms attached note that the upper camber adjuster is just tacked together to check to see if there is any issues with clearance etc.

Front RHS Upright with Control Arms tacked together

Front RHS Upright with Control Arms tacked together

Jig for Control Arms

Jig for Control Arms

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Posted by on August 4th, 2008 No Comments

The Suspension development starts

The Suspension development starts on the Rotary Hillclimb Racing Project.
The next major hurdle is the suspension and how to make the geometry from the design that Van-dieman has set out on the front suspension and then apply this to the rear suspension. But to do this I needed to get a few major things like, up-rights, road wheels, brake rotors and brake calipers.

Rear Suspension Pickup Points

Rear Suspension Pickup Points

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Posted by on June 24th, 2008 No Comments