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Old 02-24-2016, 04:20 PM   #5
Mitch G.
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Default Re: progression of sprint cars

Here's a typical mid 1970's 4-bar, cross torsion, design.

This car has the spring front design, "Buggy spring", or transverse spring was used on race cars from the beginning of American open wheel race car design.

In this photo (an Indy car, but used widely on midgets, sprints, and other race cars) you can see the passenger car "Friction Shock", being used along with the more modern tubular shock absorber. Also known as a lever action shock absorber. Nearly all midgets, sprint cars, Indy and dirt champ cars used the friction shock from the late 1930's into the 1950's.
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