An underbody heat shield is too short to protect a nearby half-shaft
However once again his involvement ended on stage two - this time because of a broken half-shaft
"With the F-150 SVT Raptor, we changed the axle, the whole front suspension is different -- new upper A arm, new lower A arm, new tie rod, new half-shaft
joints," said Jamal Hameedi, Ford SVT chief engineer.
Of course, there are still more traditional requirements, such as handling the high torque requirements of drive train applications (e.g., ring gears, flywheels, half-shaft
differentials), where dowel pins and locating sleeves are traditionally used.
If a gearbox stripped or a half-shaft
broke there was no way the brakes would hold.
Each of the thousands of output axle shafts machined by a major automotive supplier in Detroit has at least six mounting holes, permitting the half-shaft
to be bolted securely to the flange.
Look in the back of the Autotrader or Exchange & Mart and you should be able to turn up a half-shaft
for as little as a tenner.
Also of interest are half-shaft
testers developed by Veri-Tek.
COVENTRY BEES might now have been Elite League Speedway 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.