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Pandamasque wrote:
Tue Feb 15, 2022 5:30 pm
It looks like the upper arms are parallel to each other and are both in front of the pushrod, whereas the bottom arms have a traditional layout.
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Have you ever seen anything like this? The secondary arm is likely just a track rod. That would make it single wishbone at the top.
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It has some hints on what this season possibly will show. The mirror connection is surprising that it’s allowed and is probably significant in getting the slope to work.
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Isn't this an arm?
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Pandamasque wrote:
Tue Feb 15, 2022 6:06 pm
Pandamasque wrote:
Tue Feb 15, 2022 5:30 pm
It looks like the upper arms are parallel to each other and are both in front of the pushrod, whereas the bottom arms have a traditional layout.
https://i.postimg.cc/BvLctR1W/tmp.jpg

Have you ever seen anything like this? The secondary arm is likely just a track rod. That would make it single wishbone at the top.
MG’s and Austin Healey’s had only one arm at the top connected to a lever shock.

Very rudimentary compared to this, however.

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RZS10 wrote:
Tue Feb 15, 2022 6:13 pm
Isn't this an arm?
https://i.imgur.com/H83kIb3.png
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https://i.imgur.com/jzbPxre.png
Looks like you're right. The mounting point much lower than I expected.

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Looks to me like the thick top arm we can see is a combined fairing around the front wishbone and the steering link. The rear wishbone is just hidden from view by the angle of the photo.
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Pandamasque wrote:
Tue Feb 15, 2022 6:17 pm
The mounting point much lower than I expected.
Would not be that different from the Alfa whereas they're almost level on the McL and Aston.
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interesting to see how low the lower suspension arms are. The rest have been much higher.
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Where's the engine? :)

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Great work on the front suspension. Much cleaner than last year's.

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Oooookay, there has been some cleanup. Please at least act like grown up People. ;)
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Hoffman900 wrote:
Tue Feb 15, 2022 6:16 pm
Pandamasque wrote:
Tue Feb 15, 2022 6:06 pm
Pandamasque wrote:
Tue Feb 15, 2022 5:30 pm
It looks like the upper arms are parallel to each other and are both in front of the pushrod, whereas the bottom arms have a traditional layout.
https://i.postimg.cc/BvLctR1W/tmp.jpg

Have you ever seen anything like this? The secondary arm is likely just a track rod. That would make it single wishbone at the top.
MG’s and Austin Healey’s had only one arm at the top connected to a lever shock.

Very rudimentary compared to this, however.
The second one is visible (just), but is displaying a fairly significant amount of ant-dive.
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By @f1debrief
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_cerber1 wrote:
Tue Feb 15, 2022 7:17 pm
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https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FLqBWpNXEAY ... =4096x4096
The rear floor is wrapped up (disguising details, I guess??).
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Stu wrote:
Tue Feb 15, 2022 7:23 pm
_cerber1 wrote:
Tue Feb 15, 2022 7:17 pm
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https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FLqBWpNXEAY ... =4096x4096
The rear floor is wrapped up (disguising details, I guess??).
I see that as well, now that you have pointed that out.