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Re: [T3] Converting Single MC to Dual MC

On 14 Dec 2002 at 21:10, Dave Hall wrote:

> The '69 auto FI Fastback vehicle analysis by the Motor Industry Research
> Association.

Okay, that's what I was wondering

> I don't know what the various inertia evaluations refer to.  There was pitching
> (1,125 slugs ft2), rolling (224 slugs ft2) and yawing (1,211 slugs ft2).

Then these are the three angular moments of inertial about the three principle 

> If we knew what slugs were, it would make it easier to work out what it is I
> guess!

Odd units, yes, but they still made us study them when I was in school. While I 
would never use them, they are the English (sorry about that) units of mass 
used to make F = mA work when F = G = 32 ft/sec/sec. I would have to review 
this, but I think a slug "weighs" 32 lbs.

> Incidentally, rocker to ground height is given as 8.8" at the rear and 8.6" at
> the front.  Rear damper mounting to ground is 5.2", and rear of engine
> compartment cover to ground is 37.2".   I assume that was before they started
> putting it through the various tests!

Worth remembering for those of us interested in what stock height was.  ;-)

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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