<VV> LM Corvair on Mythbusters

J. R. Read hmlinc at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jun 21 21:35:36 EDT 2013

Ask Guy Brandes (on VV).  He might have an opinion which differs from yours.
Also, I can tell that you have not ever done an autocross.
It actually IS the rear weight which makes the Corvair a bit "tail happy".

Later, JR

--- On Fri, 6/21/13, Jay Maechtlen <jaysplace at laserpubs.com> wrote:

From: Jay Maechtlen <jaysplace at laserpubs.com>
Subject: Re: <VV> LM Corvair on Mythbusters
To: "J. R. Read" <hmlinc at sbcglobal.net>
Cc: virtualvairs at corvair.org, "Matt Nall" <patiomatt at aol.com>
Date: Friday, June 21, 2013, 1:46 AM

On 6/20/2013 8:37 PM, J. R. Read wrote:
> Maybe on a straight ahead stop, but don't try it in a turn unless you WANT the rear end to try to get ahead of the front end so that you can go back to where you just came from.
> Later, JR
> --- On Thu, 6/20/13, Matt Nall <patiomatt at aol.com> wrote:
if 'only' the rears are trying to stop, you should stay pretty straight.
It is only when all four are braking and the rears lock that it wants to spin.

I wouldn't be surprised if the 'Vair would go straight anyhow, as the rears have such a weight bias that they might have more retarding force sliding than the fronts at max effort/almost sliding.

-- Jay Maechtlen

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