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1000W Electric Voiturette - Front Beam Axle Assy       (Main Home Page)

Front Wheels & Brakes

Disc Sheet

Brakes Sheet 1 2 3

Panhard Link

Assembly Sheet

Parts Sheet - paid-for only

Suspension Components

Assembly Sheet

Parts Sheet - paid-for only

Beam Axle

Assembly Sheet

Parts Sheet - paid-for only

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Wheel Support Blocks

Assembly Sheet

Parts Sheet - paid-for only

The assembly is made from the timber beam axle, front wheels, disc and brake calipers, suspension springs and radius arms.

Front Wheels - 20" heavy duty spoked bicycle type wheels with pneumatic tubes and wide tyres for appearance. The wheels suggested include 3/4" roller bearings for a fixed through-shaft and hub flanges suitable for mounting a disc brake.

Wheel Support Blocks - These are the main front axle support assemblies - they incorporate the tilted king pin axis and the Ackerman geometry steering arms. They also provide support for the bicycle style brake disc callipers.

Beam Axle - Wooden structure reinforced with internal steel ties to support the wheels. The vehicle loads are passed down through the suspension springs almost directly into the wheel supports and the beam axle itself sees very little bending loading. It is however sideways and torsionally when the voiturette turns or brakes.

Panhard Link - Provides effective lateral location of the beam axle over its range of suspension movement.

Suspension Components - Coil compression springs and radius arms.

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