These revised cars were initially presented with matt black-painted windscreen surrounds but this proved very unpopular and after only a few hundred had been built the Midget reverted to the original brushed alloy. The first two prototypes, designated Q1 and Q2, were similar to the production model but one had headlights that retracted to lie flat on the bonnet, in a similar manner to a Porsche A reduced compression ratio of 8. As far as steering, at rest, the steering wheel is hard to turn. The main one in terms of geometry is they limit how much rear clearance the wheels can have and, thus, how far inboard you can position the wheels. The engine does not have to be out of the car, nor does the cross member.
Makes for a difficulty belt change if needed? Notice that they say a "typical" setting is 13 degrees for the inside wheel versus 10 degrees for the outside. We understand from the last owners that the car is driven at least weekly to keep it in a good running condition. Here is a link to one discussion of Ackerman for circle track racing. The proposed new midget car was to use the Austin A engine and mechanical components, Morris Minor steering and hydraulic brakes and an unusual quarter-elliptic rear spring assembly supported by torque reaction arms all mounted in a pressed steel unitary body of revolutionary design. See my article in the Tiger United site.
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It was not an elaborate frame but it was one that worked, offering high rigidity over a cm wheelbase with a curb weight of only kgs. Handling issues Post information regarding the modification of Tigers. The engine has been modified to accept unleaded fuel. I recommend these modifications to anyone. I think the lightweight here is the Rover at around lbs for engine and trans - there's a thread on this site on that topic.