Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2007 18:42:51 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <>
Subject: Re: 338 hp saab 900 2-door

in article, hippo at wrote on 13/07/2007 11:31: > johannes <> Jul 6, 2007 at 09:11 AM wrote: > >> Adrian wrote: >>> >>> johannes (johsnospamIL PROTECTED] > ) 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. > > Probably more of a temporary windup issue than much else unless your > engine mounts are stuffed. > BTW, if you were being pedantic, wouldn't the C900 be considered a > south-north? :) Cheers Depends which was you were driving :) But yes, it is in backwards. Paul 1989 900 Turbo S

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