The subject of Aluminium and its Alloys is quite complex and a correctly designed chassis with the correct alloy selection and proven welds may well be feasible but I am convinced that this concept would be beyond the scope of the average amateur in a "shed " environment.
Which way round do I fit my Avon ACB10s ?
In short the Avon Racing authorised version states:
In the begining the world was created and God saw that it was good. Then he invented motorsports and it was OK.
Many years ago, when it became apparent that the supply of new Ital axles would dry up, Caterham Cars were looking for alternatives. The development of the de Dion rear end was undertaken by Clive Roberts and Reg Price.
Do I need a Dry Sump for road use only ?
Generally No. A dry sump system is of value mainly if you are expecting to experience very high cornering, braking or acceleration forces such as are encountered during sprints/hillclimbs, racing or track days.
Bushes are an interesting subject.
In the first place all bushes must introduce compliance into the suspension and this is likely to introduce certain non-linearities which could cause problems or could be used to remove design w
What is the significance of reducing rotating mass versus stationary mass, when lightening your Se7en?
Newton's Second Law of Motion states: "Acceleration is proportional to force and inversely proportional to mass."
Only one thing to say here - FIA approved!
The standard roll bar as supplied by Caterham is substantially smaller gauge material, is attached to the car less firmly and, importantly, is so low that only those of much smaller stature will ever find their head un