Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2007 06:31:22 -0400
From: "hippo" <>
Subject: Re: 338 hp saab 900 2-door

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

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