Camber Compensator

Author

admin

Browse pages
Current page

1

Current page

2

Current page

3

Current page

4

Current page

5

Current page

6

Current page

7

Current page

8

Current page

9

Current page

10

Current page

11

Current page

12

Current page

13

Current page

14

Current page

15

Current page

16

Current page

17

Current page

18

Current page

19

Current page

20

Current page

21

Current page

22

Current page

23

Current page

24

Current page

25

Current page

26

Current page

27

Current page

28

Current page

29

Current page

30

Current page

31

Current page

32

Current page

33

Current page

34

Current page

35

Current page

36

Current page

37

Current page

38

Current page

39

Current page

40

Current page

41

Current page

42

Current page

43

Current page

44

Current page

45

Current page

46

Current page

47

Current page

48

Current page

49

Current page

50

Current page

51

Current page

52

Current page

53

Current page

54

Current page

55

Current page

56

Current page

57

Current page

58

Current page

59

Current page

60

Current page

61

Current page

62

Current page

63

Current page

64

Current page

65

Current page

66

Current page

67

Current page

68

Current page

69

Current page

70

Current page

71

Current page

72

Current page

73

Current page

74

Current page

75

Current page

76

Current page

77

Current page

78

Current page

79

Current page

80

Current page

81

Current page

82

Current page

83

Current page

84

Current page

85

Current page

86

Current page

87

Current page

88

Current page

89

Current page

90

Current page

91

Yet another addition to the vast range of equipment supplied by Speedwell Performance Conversions is the camber compensator. This is designed for cars with swing axle rear suspension and consists of a transverse leaf spring which is attached at its centre by brackets to the gearbox housing in the case of the Renault Dauphine and Volkswagen and to a special mounting plate on the Triumph Herald. At the outer ends of the leaf spring are strong webbing straps which enclose the drive shafts, being free to move along the shaft with suspension movements. The principle of this compensator is similar to the device fitted by the manufacturers of the Porsche and Mercedes models, both of which have swing axle rear suspension. Under hard cornering conditions with swing axle rear suspension the inside rear wheel tends to lift and the offside rear wheel “tucks under” causing the car to hop sideways in an unstable condition. Speedwell claim that their compensator alleviates this condition and to prove it to the Press they arranged for us to try it on a before and after basis. The car which impressed us most during these tests was the Triumph Herald which, with the compensator fitted, could be thrown into bends in a most confident manner, rear end breakaway being promoted eventually in a very controllable fashion, even hard braking halfway through a bend not causing any drama. We were also able to try the compensator on a VW and Dauphine and noted a slightly firmer ride with these two as well as an improvement in the handling qualities, although higher than normal tyre pressures may have helped to improve the handling. Certainly it was possible to break the rear end away with both cars which is undoubtedly preferable to many drivers than the tyre scrub which invariably defeats attempts at fast cornering with these models. At £7 this compensator seems to be well worth while investigating.