I think AvE’s theory is mostly correct. The NTSB video says the rods were tensioned before moving the span, then released after it was put on the pylons. But they noticed the cracking to continue to propagate, so they decided to increase tension on the PT rod in #11 to reduce the cracking. AvE posited the increase in… Read more
I bought a set of Capri ratcheting ones recently, the ratchet mechanism is really nice. I don’t think they’re really meant for a proper reefing, but otherwise the feel and look are spot on.
Ahhhh thanks so much!
These are known as air curtains in the industry. Basically yeah, kinda helps move air around the rotating tire. Usually aren’t all that effective, but once one automaker added them, everyone else followed.
I’m gonna go with it’s the southeast Michigan part. My Fiesta ST has blown at least 1 damper, potentially more (haven’t had time to get it up and check) in less than 40k miles from new. The fact is the roads around here are just that punishing; some of the freeways (94 and 75 towards Ohio) could honestly be used as… Read more
If the chord connects on either end to the circle, then you have a right triangle with hypotenuse with the same length as your radius. Using half the length of the chord (8') and R (767.81'), you can solve for the third leg using Pythagoreum’s theorem, which would be equal to (R - x). Read more
I believe most Lincoln models have that, but I don’t believe it made it to any Fords.
Might be decently manageable then. I’m one to enjoy tinkering on stuff like this, so if you’re the same could be a cool tool.
I’ve driven one of these, and I have to say it’s a proper, rowdy, muscle car. Looks like there are quite a few under MSRP on autotrader, mighty tempting if I was in the market for a mustang GT premium/performance pack.
HA how did I miss that joke opportunity