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GoldHawg wrote: ↑
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Any idea how much up/down travel on the rear end?
Trying to think about where I could mount a camera back there.. It might be possible. The question is will there be enough light to see anything.

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~90% of the Datsun Roadster race cars run a Panhard or Watts Linkage with leaf springs. Lots of pictures:
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1600, note traction bars as well
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Well look at that.....I stand corrected. 🙄

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We happened to be repairing the mount for the Panhard on the McDowell car today. Although this is a 4 link car.
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RCMike,
What kind of end links do you use; heim joints or do you upgrade to Johnny Joints or something better?

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Both cars use Heim joint. Bought from the local Trophy Truck fabricator..

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How many Datsun Roadster race cars are there in the US?
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Honestly no idea. There are quite a few. We have seen a lot show up at various events, that I had never seen or heard of before. And hell, I own 3 of them.. I think where they start getting rare is when you start talking about cars with significant race history back decades..

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I'm going to proceed with the panhard rod, and I want to build it with the body off the frame--much easier. Does anybody know how much weight would be appropriate to put on the rear to represent actual body tub & driver weight so I can make sure I end up with a bar close to parallel to the rear axle? My design will have some movement available but I'd like to get it as close as possible. Thanks!

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I could make a WAG at it, but no real data..

Kevin and lifted the rear tub when we fixed the Vest car.. I am going to guess 300-350 from the doors back.. Add 70 pounds for the gas, and you would be there..