Then I got a lovely shiny thing cheap (because it was a damaged one off a certain Mr. Plato's car after his usual bumper-car driving style):
Ooops, I, err, it wasn't me, a strange bloke broke it and ran off.
Then there was an incident involving a pillar drill butchering some finely machined components, a tap, some deburrers and some extra parts. I didn't take a photo of those because of their graphic nature to anyone of a petrolheaded persuasion.
Anyway, it all got back to being shiny after some TLC and some T-cut, and I think all the important bits went back in. I'm sure it'll fine.
That bit that pinged off into the corner didn't look vital.
Ed got one whole wheel on the floor, we've invented an agricultural unicycle!
the new arm revealed one stumbling block after being cycled - the existing rear geometry gave massive toe change with the extra travel we were intent on using, and nothing beneficial either. After hearing Ed swearing about it for a while I had a look and decided to just re-do the mounting points on the car and make another new arm - I've been wanting to alter some of the rear geometery for a while, so there's really no better time than when you're making a new arm.
We've removed a little of the rear camber change, and lifted the outer pivot to help with the toe curve, which now has about half the previous toe change over the travel and what is there is helping rather than hindering now. As a side bonus that brings the anti squat up a little closer to where I'd like it, and lowers the rear roll centre which should help with a little more traction/grip.
Cheap and cheerful jig to swap the pivot location over to the other side of the car, nothing fancy but it works:
And on with the new, new arms:
It's actually made the area for transmitting load around the bumpstops and damper mounts much neater so they should end up a little lighter too, added bonus!
Rear damper mounts ended up a lot neater too:
And sorted, could just do with finding some wheels with another inch of offset, unfortunately the only thing around are from compomotive and speedline, and they weigh a damned ton :(
Might have to be DIY'd wheels again :D
We can actually put wheels back on all 4 corners, novelty!
Car going back together and shiny new discs - clearance on the caliper is a little risky mind...