radius rod


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radius rod

[′rād·ē·əs ‚räd]
(engineering)
A rod which restricts movement of a part to a given arc.

radius rod

1. A plastering tool; a wooden arm fixed at one end to a mold and attached at the other end to a center about which it swivels; a gig stick.
2. A long wooden arm with a marker at one end for tracing large curves.
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The front spring and damper rates have been changed to improve suspension accuracy, improving the ride and handling while the rear suspension has stiffer radius rod bushings for improved cornering characteristics.
The model features modified front spring and damper rates and larger radius rod bushings, altered electronic braking distribution, double clear coat paint on the bumpers, and interiors with gauges in a new gunmetal finish and more insulation added to the rear seat area.
Pliers used for assembling radius rod rubber insulator on Fords.
The vehicle features a revised rear diffuser that offers the same carbon-fibre panel used by the high-performance GT-R SpecV, suspension with stiffer rear radius rod bushings and revised spring and damper rates, and interiors with a new USB input with iPod integration.
Anyway, the Model T's front axle doesn't actually pivot around a fixed point, but it does have a pivoting motion because of the flexibility of the transverse spring coupled with the radius rod bail under the rear of the engine.