J. Clark and car

I don’t know what Formula car this is, but I find it interesting as it’s a good shot of the rear suspension and transmission. Notice the Giubo on the inboard end of the driveshafts.

This diagram of the rear suspension of the Lotus 33 F1 car (and I’m not saying its the same as above car), doesn’t really shed more light on the inboard joint, but it is interesting.

  1. #1 by oldfussbudget on March 18, 2011 - 9:20 am

    I notice both on this machine and the one in the Giubo link they’re paired with straight U-joints, which only give constant velocity if used in pairs with input and output shafts aligned axially. Do you know how the geometry works here?

  2. #2 by albell on March 18, 2011 - 9:23 am

    I am not sure, but is there another joint inboard of the Giubo? Hidden in the transaxle? I’ll have to look for more info on this era of car.

  3. #3 by Angus on March 19, 2011 - 8:45 am

    Simpler days, eh?

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