Thread: Parking in 1927
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Old 23 June 2017, 09:05 PM
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Cars back then would have all been rear wheel drive, I would think. Sending power to the rear wheels would probably just make the car plow forward on the sideways front wheels, not spin in a circle like that. The front wheels would have to be powered somehow.

ETA: Maybe if you did something to the differential so only one of the rear wheels would be powered... but even then I don't think it would spin like that. Maybe if you could somehow make one of them turn forward and the other turn backward, which after rewatching the video is what appears to be happening. ETA2: Which now that I think about is basically how a zero turning radius mower works.

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