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Old 10-10-2020, 02:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Like aerodynamics, crash safety depends on the interaction of a number of factors. Material selection and shell geometry is key.
Is anyone aware of a good book on crash safety?

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Old 10-10-2020, 03:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ralph Nader "Unsafe At Any Speed".

Else any sanctioning bodies technical requirements. The Edison2 designer, Oliver Kuttner said, "as racers we know a lot about high speed collisions".
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Old 10-10-2020, 04:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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and for a historical context:

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Old 10-12-2020, 12:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The book "Unsafe at Any Speed" is not technically sound and was repudiated by a government panel of experts including Ray Caldwell. Yes I have driven Corvairs and studied suspension design.
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Hence the

I wasn't able to forgive Nader for what he did. GM was trying to get to four-wheel independent suspension and they'd already resolved the deficiency but he torpedoed new car sales and forced GM back to the middle of the lane.

I've got a swing-axle five speed with Type III drums waiting 'on the bench' right now.
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I went to a lot of Corvair meets when I was a kid. Never felt the slightest bit threatened.
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Transmission type Efficiency
Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

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Old 10-12-2020, 07:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Lincoln "Corvair", seem odd for them to reuse that name.
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The jacking of the swing axle is cured by an anti roll bar.
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For the record, here's what we're talking about:


https://cdn-0.enacademic.com/pictures/enwiki/67/Corvair_rear_suspension_'64_&_'65.jpg

Here's the other solution:


https://i.pinimg.com/736x/bc/c5/bd/b...7787556f8e.jpg
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Nader for president!

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