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Wooden Tiller

Pivot Mechanism

Steering and Track Rods

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Steering Mechanism

Assembly Sheet
Parts Sheet 1 2 - paid-for only

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Tiller steering with bearing mounted steering column, pivot mechanisms and ball & socket mounted steering and track rods.

Column & Support

Steering is by a tiller mounted forward of the seating position through the chassis longeron. The wooden tiller is connected to the lower steering mechanisms by a vertical bearing mounted steel column. The lower steering rods combine with the front wheel supports to form a modified Ackerman steering geometry which enables the front wheel steering angles to conform properly with the overall vehicle turning circle. The steering and track rods allow for proper straight ahead adjustment and tracking adjustments of the front wheels. Metal ball and socket joints are used at the rod ends to accommodate the relative wheel turning and suspension movements.


A left-handed steering could be implemented as an alternative to the right handed version shown above.

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