Alternative Front Spindles Lowering Ride?

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sbt302
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Alternative Front Spindles Lowering Ride?

Post by sbt302 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:55 pm

odl21 wrote:you could try lowering the back with lowering blocks. i did that on mine as i had a similar issue when using drop spindles and brand new rear springs.
Hi odl21,
Do you have anymore of them drop spindle? or could point me in the right direction..

thanks. :wink:

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Post by odl21 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:51 am

they were from other rootes cars. late model minx i think and maybe more. the vertical link is the same but the spindle comes out higher up, lowering the front of the car without shortening suspension travel and allowing more clearance of the upper wishbone for large wheels. i have comparison photos if you're interested.

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Post by sbt302 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:10 pm

Hi odl21,
some comparison pic's would be great..

thanks.

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Post by Tomaselli » Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:37 pm

Looks like you have opened a can of worms, after googling seems to be a lot of discussion over spindles, positioning of Tiger steering rack and Ackerman angles :shock: :shock:


http://www.tigersunited.com/techtips/Pa ... erman1.asp

http://toyzjunkie.com/New_Tiger_Suspension.htm

http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?12,4907

http://www.dalesresto.com/newsusp.html



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Another project me thinks......... :roll:

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front spindles

Post by bigbob » Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:50 am

Dales replacement suspension looks fantastic, but at a price.

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Post by michael-king » Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:22 am

Dales kit is a very nice bit of work.. with lots of hours in development. The toyzjunkie one from bonb was what started all these after market options.. and is meant to be very impressive. Joel Griffiths in the USA has been building his won version too.

All these are designed to help not only with steering, but ride, handling and braking.. not to mention strength and weight.

I guess to get back to Jeff's post.. the drop spindles place the mounting point higher up on the front spindle effectively lowering the body down onto the car without changing geometry etc...

Jeff, i will send you a picture on monday of the 2 next to each other.. they were available on many late model hillman products (as in last series of minxes etc)
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Post by Red Race Tiger » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:31 am

The pin location on the hub carriers being discussed are indeed 1,1/4 higher up the castings than the standard Alpine/Tiger one's. These will instantly lower the car without any alterations. Suspension/steering geometry should also remain unaltered.
These were definately something that was on my "Wanted" list when i began designing my front subframe, steering and brakes, which is pretty much finished now.

I was lucky enough to source three pairs from a man in the know,
and i'm told that any "Audax" car fitted with 15" wheels will have these hub castings fitted.

:wink:

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Post by michael-king » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:17 am

i had a better photo.. but for the life of me .. cant find it.. so here is what i have for now..

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Post by odl21 » Fri May 07, 2010 6:41 pm

here's a shot i took a few years ago when i first fitted them:

http://owainlloyd.no-ip.com:8080/photos ... MG2889.JPG

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Post by Tomaselli » Mon May 10, 2010 8:30 pm

odl21 wrote:Image

Thanks Owain for the direct comparison pic, that would certainly be quite a noticeable difference to the ride height :shock:

So we are looking for late Minx parts :lol:

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