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What's your ride hight under the sump pan?

 
 
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Author tookaphotoof
Driving through town
#1 | Posted: 10 Aug 2013 20:22 
Bloody hell!
Just been fiddling with the right hide. Thought i upped the car a fair bit, but after putting it back on it's wheels I discovered I still couldn't fit a 6,5 centimeter thick wooden block between the sump and the garage floor.
I do need the 8 centimeters to keep my sump in one piece I guess...
Too fed up to take the wheels of again. Rather waste that time on a beer or two now.

Author Eugene

Heading South
Male
#2 | Posted: 10 Aug 2013 20:25 
I don't take that approach...
A a rule of thumb I aim to have the lower wishbones parallel to the ground, and the ride height is then what ever it is!
This tends to be the correct set-up for best handling.

But a beer is a much better idea - I'm on the wine...

Eugene
Le Presidente

Author tookaphotoof
Driving through town
#3 | Posted: 10 Aug 2013 20:49 
Hm, I can fully understand your approach, but it would mean I now need to lower the car half a centimeter. How the f*** will I keep the sumppan in one piece for at least a year?!
Maybe I'm getting a bit paranoid as I got use to a Defender. So much more road clearance on it's high capacity springs.

Author Caterham7hire

Planning a blat
#4 | Posted: 12 Aug 2013 19:34 
I've just made a sump guard for the CSR which reduces clearance by about another 10mm but at least it's well shaped for skidding over objects now. The Duratec dry sump is scarily low and blunt fronted but CSR has good mounting points. Will explore options for SV K series next.
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Highland 7 Hire
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Author Eugene

Heading South
Male
#5 | Posted: 13 Aug 2013 08:20 
Many years ago I did a write-up on handling set-up...

See: http://freespace.virgin.net/shaw.clan/roadholding.html

That should help with understanding
Eugene
Le Presidente

Author tookaphotoof
Driving through town
#6 | Posted: 13 Aug 2013 09:39 
Thanks. Nice write up! Will be helpfull to me.

Author keybaud
Planning a blat
#7 | Posted: 18 Sep 2013 19:27 
The car had 49mm under the sump with CR500s, so I put higher profile tyres on a second set of wheels for the road and there is now 74mm. I'll probably reduce it a bit with the next set of road tyres, when/if I wear these ones out.

Author WestyOwner

On country roads
#8 | Posted: 18 Sep 2013 20:12 
How tall is a tennis ball?, well as I can't find my tape measure the dogs ball had to do, a tennis ball will just roll under the lowest part of the car, which is the sump / bellhousing height, ball JUST misses it, if there was a leak then the ball would wipe the area clean.

And this is my modded sump that has been used for two years now with no issues, in the holed sump post I mentioned a lane I used, well I have used this lane since I fitted the modded sump and it's fine now.
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Author Minty

Driving through town
#9 | Posted: 18 Sep 2013 20:29 
strange that you used a tennis ball to measure... i think a tennis ball would have fitted inside my sump !

now i have a second skin with a better profile, thanks to Mr Wheeler.

Author WestyOwner

On country roads
#10 | Posted: 18 Sep 2013 20:35 
LOL, all I did was to take the next highest level I could work to - the bellhousing and set that as the highest I could get the sump with changing the geometry , I like Eugene prefer level wishbones, works for me , because having to replace a sump every 12 months was becoming a pain, not only that 1600 crossflow ones are now getting hard to find and when you do find a good one they are stupid money, its only a steel box...
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Author tookaphotoof
Driving through town
#11 | Posted: 23 Sep 2013 11:18 
Well, I think it was too late when I was working on the car the last time. Yesterday I raised the car. Let the springs work a bit, measured it, and repeated it until the lower wishbones were horizontal. Think I have around 7 centimeters now, which I assume is sufficient to keep the pan in one piece. :D

Finished off the cooling system, so I'm nearing the point of vroom vroom now.
I think it's time to start thinking of taking of the windscreen. I actually love the idea of Brooklands, it's just that I haven't seen an SV with them, yet. Not sure if I can get the parts for it.

Author sequential 7
Planning a blat
#12 | Posted: 6 Oct 2013 19:44 
My sump pan is above the chassis rails, but that leaves the bellhousing protruding a bit.

Would put a picture in but can't figure out how to do it.
Mud

Author Eugene

Heading South
Male
#13 | Posted: 6 Oct 2013 19:48 
sequential 7:
Would put a picture in but can't figure out how to do it.

You need a piccy hosting site (flickr) that provides a direct link to the piccy, then copy that URL and past it onto the pop-up box that can be activated by the small 'camera' icon button above where you type your message.

To use flickr do the following:

You need to view the image you want in flickr, then right click to get the options for the various sizes, and select the one you want...
Then right click that image and select 'View Image' - that will then directly open the image on its own - no 'flickr' stuff around this displayed image.
That URL is then what you place into the 'BB Code for Picture Insertion' option (the button that looks like a small camera).

Job done!

Eugene
Le Presidente

Author tookaphotoof
Driving through town
#14 | Posted: 7 Oct 2013 12:18 
Interesting. I guess, if my sump pan sat that high, I'd have difficulties looking over the bonnet. ;)

Author s47

Driving through town
#15 | Posted: 7 Oct 2013 13:03 
tookaphotoof
For Welsh 'b' roads I manage with 70mm though 75 would be safer - I give my car plenty of wellie & 70mm worked well for me.

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