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Re: [T3] re type 3 fastback with mcpherson struts


Russ,

Thank you very much for the links concerning MacPherson struts.  They were both
most informative.

Simon Glen
Toowoomba,  Australia

Russ Wolfe wrote:

> On Monday 27 August 2001 22:10, Simon Glen wrote:
> > Does anybody know the origin of McPherson strut front suspension?  Was
> > McPherson an engineer who worked for Ford in Detroit in the 1950s?  If so,
> > I wonder whether VW and all the many other manufacturers who now use this
> > suspension design pay royalties to Ford?
> >
> > Simon Glen
> > Toowoomba,  Australia.
>
> AHHHHH, here it is:
> http://www.geocities.com/chrislonghurst/suspension_bible.html
> Earle McPherson was working for GM when he invented it. (1947)  But they
> didn't use it. He then went to work for Ford UK. They used it.
>
> --
> Russ Wolfe
> russw@classicvw.org
> http://www.classicvw.org

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