• Hi Guest! Being a Paying Supporter is NOT a requirement to participate at BCF. However, subscribing will help ensure we can continue to serve the LBC community for years to come. If you enjoy BCF and find our forum a useful resource...Please consider supporting us by **Upgrading**
    (PS: Subscribers don't see this banner)
Tips
Tips

Gitting Ready to Bump Steer

Jim_Gruber

Yoda
Country flag
Offline
I love Spridget Porn!!!
 
Offline
Once we determine ride height we put the car on the lift (without the front springs installed). The lower it with two idential rolling work tables under the front wheels. Then we determine the amount of bump steer and rate of change. Then we scratch are heads and argue about the rack position and steering arm angles.

;)

Have fun.
 
OP
BlueMax

BlueMax

Jedi Warrior
Offline
Trevor, Spridgets aren’t what I would call the ideal Ackerman angle chassis, lol. It would take quite a bit of fabricating with frame and custom design steering arms and spindles, ect to even get close. I didn’t what to cut this car up that much since I’m the second owner. I’m starting with a ¾ shim under the outer tie rod to see how close that will be. From what I read, using the standard rack mounts with level steering arms are about the best all round setup at ride height




.View attachment 30834
 
Offline
True, we looked at revamping my spridgets suspension, but it got overly complicated fast. The fellow helping me was fairly impressed at how the car handled (and wasn't quite sure why it worked as well as it did).

However, when building a hotrod with a grab bag of steering racks, crossmembers, spindles, and steering arms. It takes a bunch of measuring and fitting to make the handling predictable, let alone "good".
 
D

Deleted member 8987

Guest
Guest
Offline
Ah. Ackerman. Most hot rod folks say ignore it....but it's there for a reason. Most folks have no clue what it really is anyway.
Usually, in other marques (read: hotrods) once you drop the nose, the tie rod angles are pretty severe. We usually found if the tie rod started on the bottom of the spindle steering arm, we reversed it.....then lowered the rack (if that was the component being used) and got closer.
Dave
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
F 1954 MG TF for sale, ready to drive and show MG Classifieds 0
G Wired and Relayed and Ready to Go Austin Healey 2
Rob Glasgow Getting Ready for Winter Austin Healey 24
MadMarx Wedge The IMSA TR8 is ready to go again Triumph 7
H Wanted Austin A30, A35, A40 or similar British car in good condition, ready to drive. Other British Classifieds 3
Jim_Gruber Bugsy is ready for Winter Spridgets 6
PC get your checkbook ready... Other British Cars 4
BlueMax Ready for EuroFest Spridgets 15
simon1966 Ready to choose restoration shop Austin Healey 14
TulsaFred Re-Chromed items ready to ship! Spridgets 10
BlueMax Ready to Polish! Spridgets 11
D MGB Ready to install the head - 1963 rebuild MG 0
BlueMax Ready to hang doors! Spridgets 9
BlueMax About ready to light the Candle Spridgets 13
MadMarx Wedge The Monster - ready to rumble Triumph 6
PAUL161 T-Series Ready For The Media Blaster MG 6
V Getting ready for Spring Austin Healey 6
drooartz Ready to go the body shop Spridgets 12
BlueMax Differential Ready to Install Spridgets 4
BlueMax Ready to Hang Some Parts Spridgets 7
Rut Get ready to strip! Spridgets 10
HealeyRick Ecurie Ecosse - Ready to Race Racing 1
BlueMax Ready For Epoxy Spridgets 12
D Almost ready to start roller paint job Spridgets 4
D Almost ready for paint Spridgets 16
T TR2/3/3A naked TR3 ready to the dress shop Triumph 3
X getting ready for bodywork and paint Spridgets 11
cbrvfr Getting ready for a 1200 mile trip in the BN4 Austin Healey 26
M Body ready to be put on Chassis, 1 question first Triumph 9
G Wash...Wax and getting ready ! ! Triumph 2
KVH Overdrive Almost Ready Triumph 5
drooartz Tunebug is ready to go Spridgets 2
Hap Waldrop NEW VTO Lemans is here and ready for shipment MG 2
Pythias Ready for the 4500 mile trip. Spridgets 2
M Tub Almost ready to come off [pics] Triumph 10
SCguy I'm ready to sell Triumph 3
drooartz The Tunebug is ready! Spridgets 11
T Still getting ready for Triumphest... Triumph 5
Hap Waldrop New VTO wheels here and ready for shipment !!!!!! Spridgets 30
G Ready to pull my hair out... Spridgets 13
G About ready for test run! MG 1
P Time To Get Convertables Ready! Triumph 3
B ready to race MG 1
jlaird Ready for reinstall and progress Spridgets 7
S Get Ready For Spring Jaguar 2
tahoe healey getting ready for post paint restoration Austin Healey 5
Dadandson She is ready to go..... Spridgets 12
D Ready to shoot the thing II--an Latest Spridgets 7
D Ready to shoot the thing! Long story please help! Spridgets 10
drooartz Progress: tranny ready and tank painted Spridgets 11

Similar threads

Top