<VV> VirtualVairs Digest, Vol 172, Issue 27

James Davis hurricanehazel16 at gmail.com
Mon May 27 18:12:06 EDT 2019

My Rampside is probably a little heavier than normal because the Rampside
is air conditioned and has the gasoline heater option.
Jim Davis

On Mon, May 27, 2019 at 3:11 PM roboman91324--- via VirtualVairs <
virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:

> Paul,
> Using Jim Davis' numbers, the weight distribution is 53/47.  If you have a
> passenger in the cab with you, it would be far closer to a 50/50
> distribution.  If you think of it, this makes sense.  Where does the weight
> lie in each type of vehicle?  Obviously, the weight of the engine and
> transaxle are centered over the rear wheels in both vehicles.  The body
> panels/fenders along the belt line can be assumed to be similar as well.
> It is where the doors, passenger compartments, etc. are located that shifts
> the weight distribution forward on the Rampside.  In the car, passengers
> are sitting between the front and rear wheels which will approximately
> share the weight to the front and rear.  However, they are sitting directly
> over the front wheels in a Rampside.  The same holds for doors, seats,
> glass and the sheet metal of the cab/passenger compartment itself. The
> weight distribution will be somewhat different for the vans and Greenbriers.
> Doc~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> In a message dated 5/27/2019 9:00:18 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> virtualvairs-request at corvair.org writes:
> Message: 5Date: Mon, 27 May 2019 12:33:36 +0000 (UTC)From: Paul Fox <
> paulvair at yahoo.com>To: "virtualvairs at corvair.org" <
> virtualvairs at corvair.org>,  Matt    <patiomatt at aol.com>Subject: Re: <VV>
> basic tire questionMessage-ID: <
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> I have never corner weighted an FC. But I'm certain there distribution is
> close to what the cars are. (about 64% on the rear) I have in fact
> experienced snap oversteer in a FC. Much like what can happen in the cars.
> The trucks can really use a front swaybar. I've fabbed up mounts that will
> use a stock 1" front bar from a full size Chevy van. Should be much better
> in cross winds.Paul Fox
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