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Old 01-08-2019, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Michael Yount View Post
Argh - sloppy, Roadkill, Cleetus....man, Iím old.
Hahaha!!!

I can't say anything about Cletus as I've never actually watched him beyond the one partial video. I like the things sloppy and Roadkill were initially based on - get a car, build it with what you have and DRIVE IT. Don't sit around and dream, don't waste $10,000 on engine parts to build the baddest car that doesn't move, get up now and live today. I have a lot of respect for that mentality. I'm old enough to have friends who never saw their dreams because they simply didn't make time to work on their cars each day for a little bit using what they had at hand.

On the other side, I'm not into making things more difficult on myself than necessary by doing things in a known half baked manner. I'm all about used parts and deals but sometimes you just need to slow down and do something the right way the first time out.

Speaking of doing something with what little you have... I'm going out to the shop to work for an hour or so since I have a small window of opportunity.
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Old 01-08-2019, 08:24 PM
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I subscribed to you guys Its a little sucky to work so hard for so few viewers but I personally do it for my two boys. I hope they will enjoy them later in life
Thanks! I have made some videos that are modestly popular and continue to be watched over and over again by different people, so my viewing minutes per year are actually pretty good (considering how small the channel is). The recent YouTube changes have demonetized all channels with less than 1000 subscribers. It isn't that I was making huge money (I have made a whopping $200 in 3 years), it's just kind of fun to see dollars being racked up with my creative work.

Billy, I like your goal of having something that your kids can watch later in life. I think it also adds a bit of documented history to the car. Much more so than some videos banging around on your PC, without anyone actually seeing them.

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Old 01-12-2019, 08:53 AM
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How did the new power steering unit work on the trip Andrew? Any new observations now?
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I was wondering the same thing.
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Originally Posted by Michael Yount View Post
How did the new power steering unit work on the trip Andrew? Any new observations now?
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I was wondering the same thing.
Hang tight. I will post an update a little later today.

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As you may recall from my previous posts, I had turned down a 1.5" ID steel collar to fit inside the bottom of the upper tube. This allowed for a method of attaching the upper tube to the Prius motor. While I think was was a decent solution, I couldn't help but think that having only one set screw holding the upper tube to the motor was inadequate.

John has a little lathe, so we turned down another steel collar, so it would slip inside the upper column tube.



This collar was positioned a few inches up from the bottom collar and was welded in place through holes that we drilled through the tube.



The last thing that we did was add two more holes to each collar, so that each collar now has a total of 3 set screws that are located 120 degrees apart.



I felt that doing all this would keep the upper tube more firmly attached and square to the Prius motor.

I don't know that doing all this made any tangible difference in the way that the system functions, but if anyone is doing this from scratch, I think this is a good way to go.

As far as driving impressions overall, the system works pretty well. I would like to still improve the RTC, but I am not really sure that there is anything that I can do about it at this time.

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Thx for update Andrew. Have you played with alignment any on the RTC issue?
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Thx for update Andrew. Have you played with alignment any on the RTC issue?
Haven't done much of anything...LOL

I already have about 5 degrees of caster and I don't know that I can get any more with my suspension setup. Do other alignment setting impact RTC? Also, anyone have an opinion as to whether the skinny tires are better or worse for RTC?

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I think more caster is all that might help....and you may have all you can get. Don't know about tire width - my wonderment (?) is this -- whatever is causing the unit to resist RTC - if you make changes to create greater centering force, will the unit simply resist them with greater reaction force?
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...will the unit simply resist them with greater reaction force?
I don't believe so, because the RTC forces are acting on the output shaft, and the output shaft has no sensors. What can effect RTC is having bind in the upper shaft. We chucked up the input shaft in John's mill and the upper shaft is pretty straight, considering how it was made. We measured .017" runout over the 13.5" length, which seems OK, considering that this shaft doesn't turn fast and only gets turned 30-40 degrees in either direction while driving.

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