OK, guys...next is a list of information needed and assumptions for this "project". I will assume everyone will contribute to this?
In no particular order:
Assumptions:
1. Class car will run:
2. Number of passengers:
3. Maximum speed desired:
4. Gross vehicle weight: (this is a "wet" weight)
5. Number of drive wheels:
6. Fuel capacity desired:
7. Tire manufacturer:
a. Size:
b. Pressure:
c. SLR (Static Loaded Radius):
d. RPM (revolutions per mile):
e. Max section width:
f. Wheel profile and size desired (JJ, JK, or whatever profile):
8. Engine desired:
a. Weight Dry:
b. HP @ "X" rpm:
c. Torque @ "X" rpm:
d. Manufacturer:
e. Model:
f. Heat rejection (in BTU/minute):
9: Transmission desired (Automatic or manual trans)
a. Torque converter ratio (if used):
b. Number of ratios and numerical ratio for each:
c. Weight dry:
d. Manufacturer:
e. Model:
f. Heat rejection (in BTU/minute):
10. Final drive/ axle type (Salisbury, Hotchkiss, IFS. IRS, etc) desired:
a. Ratio of final drive desired:
b. Ratio of hub reduction, if used:
Suspension design is not specified, as this is the purpose of this discussion- to determine a "new" design that will fulfil the stated parameters. Now is the time to add any other desired design parameters also.....
Best regards,
Bob