Originally posted by dhiracing.com
Using the 3, 5 or 7 deg caster front c hubs, what are the main handling differences on the barracuda, going into and out of a corner? I mean in terms of steering.
I'm not sure myself, I know it's all to do with how it effects camber during the turn and compression of the suspension but it's not something I mess with, too many other options to change in too little time usualy
I'm currently going through the fun of stripping the whole car and discovering a few "nice" suprises
I wondered why my rear diff fealt like sandpaper, it's because the long half has rounded off around the diff plate so it turns on it's own
With my luck I have another diff thats got a broken end and it's the long end thats broken and unusable and already the short end on the diff I was using is broken but usable. So out of a total of three diffs I now have one complete one
Doesn't leave me with much choice of running the one way next weekend or not at Carlisle for the SMTCA
I was already going to atleast try a practise run with it since I think I can go faster with it there but if it rains now then I'm going to have to be very careful indeed
The bearing in the Xenon motor mount feels like it has a few boulders stuck it in. The diff bearings are still quite smooth considering.
My front axles are worse than I thought, the steel ones that is, the holes are more than twice the size they should be
My Ti ones are actualy slightly better, only about 1.8 times the size they should be
I think this is where I'm going to have to spend what little money I do have before next sunday.
The front left knuckle had a stripped hole I knew about, it turns out it's taken a large hit during a high speed crash at Teeside and the hole was deformed by the hit, the bottom half of the knuckle basicly split. Most cars would probably have written off a suspension arm and probably several other bits.
Oh what fun