COVENTRY Bees might now have been Elite League champions but for politics over a staging date - and Andrew Smith might have been Stock Car World Champion but for a broken half-shaft
when way ahead of the rest of the field.
Well, I sold it to a fellow motoring pundit who subsequently ran off with a girl half his age then had the nerve to demand the cost of a broken half-shaft
This time it was a similar story until a broken half-shaft
forced him out of the race around the half-way mark.
Neither blinding dust, mud-slicked gravel roads, flat tires, nor a broken half-shaft
could deny the Team Mitsubishi USA Lancer Evolution its first overall win of the 2002 season at the end of the SCCA Wild West ProRally in Washington state this past weekend.
The #5 Center Shafted and #8 Center Shafted models have no offset, while the #9 model has a half-shaft
offset and the 2-Ball model has a full-shaft offset.
It was a bit of a downer at Silverstone where I'd won the first race and I was lying second in the next one when I broke the half-shaft
which putmeout of the race.
Paul Harrison was another early casualty as his car suffered a broken half-shaft
It was believed a half-shaft
had broke, sending the car out of control, but X-rays revealed no serious damage to the driver and he was allowed home.
Clenet says that in addition to reducing lap times, GERODISC, makes these cars safer to operate, noting that, "Recent crashes at Indianapolis Raceway caused by half-shaft
failures may have been prevented if the cars had been equipped with GERODISC.
The new White Steel Tri-Ball SRT Putter is face balanced, has a half-shaft
offset and is available in both right-and left-handed models in 33-, 34-, 35- and 36-inch lengths.
These include crankshaft torsional vibration dampers, elastic couplings, driveline and half-shaft
dampers, hydraulic and conventional engine mounts, strut and chassis mounts.
The TT-2 is a scoop-back blade with half-shaft
offset and a short hosel, and the TT-3 is a face-balanced mallet with full-shaft offset and no hosel.