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Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2007 09:11:05 +0100
From: johannes <>
Subject: Re: 338 hp saab 900 2-door

Adrian wrote: > > johannes ( gurgled happily, sounding much > like they were saying : > > >> What a perfect illustration of the limitations of front wheel drive. > >> Under acceleration, the center of mass of the car moves to the rear > >> and there's not enough weight on the front tires to prevent them from > >> just uselessly spinning. > > > When i had a car with traditional north-south engine, the car would > > roll a bit when I blipped the pedal; this is of course angular > > momentum conservation. Similarly, a transverse engine will pitch the > > car, but the effect is probably more subtle. Depending on the rotation > > direction of the crankshaft, it could actually help traction. But the > > effect is probably quite small. > > Ummm, it's a C900. The engine *is* north-south. Yes I know. But most modern FWD have transverse. Just wonder about the crankshaft/flywheel rotation direction on transverse FWD cars.

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