Car in bits again...
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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Hampshire, UK
Re: Sprint 6C build up
That's a really good feature (having the gear selector accessible from both sides - I wonder if Alfa were considering possible mid-engine configurations all along?). It means that you won't have a reverse gearchange (not too hard to get used to, I used to have a car with a ZF 5-speed, first was left and back on a dog-leg, with the remaining gears in an H pattern, but with 2nd and 4th at the top).
The more I see of your engine fitment, the more I like it Sixnut - it just looks sooo right in there.
You're right - ditch the steering rack; replace it with some thick plates with multiple mounting holes around the optimum geometry for strut suspension and put Rose joints on the inboard end of the trackrods. That way you can dial in roll-understeer if you need it, as well as adjust the rear toe.
In my experience most production steering racks aren't mounted at the correct height to counter these types of steering effects anyway, as manufacturers can now rely on power steering to mask the kick-back.
Great progress! I'm looking forward to seeing more pictures of your development!
Alfanauts are GO!!!