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Chassis tortional testing

Chassis tortional testing

The Locost was almost ready for registration and the final legal requirement for the chassis was for an automotive engineer to test its torsional rigidity.  A test rig was borrowed from the Victorian Clubman Builders Group and the Locost set-up in my garage where the engineer performed the test.  The required weight was added to the front beam, at the appropriate distance from the chassis centreline, and the resulting twist in the chassis was measured and the torsional rigidity graphed.

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