In this segment we’ll cover the forces at work within a power plant and how they affect connecting rods.
On the outside, connecting rods look like incredibly simple components. In fact, there are so many of them available today that many appear identical. The truth is, they’re not.
Last issue, we began our look at coil springs – both conventional jobs and coil over examples. There’s a lot more to cover and we’ll complete the series with this segment.
Aside from shock absorbers, springs are one of the most important and often most misunderstood pieces on a car (race car or otherwise).
Many of the cars we love were originally built as simple machines.
In our last issue, we began our look at how you can slice and dice your ET slip by way of reducing rear end unsprung and rotational weight.
Tubular upper control arms with specialized ball joints can give you a suspension that can tackle just about anything you throw at it.
It should be no secret to anyone who has ever climbed into a racecar that there’s more than one way to go fast.
How do you select a universal joint, and which size universal joint is best for the application?
U-joints are far from the most glamorous pieces of equipment you can install on your race cars, but they’re still very important – so important that if one expires, it can take the complete floor out of your pride and joy.