Thread: Parking in 1927
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Old 08 July 2017, 05:04 PM
RichardM RichardM is offline
 
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First, an explanation of how this could be done:

The tie rods are disconnected from each front wheel. The tie rods connect the front wheels to each other. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steering If the tie rods are connected, the front wheel can not rotate the full 90 degrees shown.

Once the front wheels are in position, power is applied to one of them. The rear wheels turn opposite directions because this car has a common open differential. I know this from experience. See http://auto.howstuffworks.com/differential1.htm for more information.

The question I have is whether or not this was done with the machinery mounted on the car or if this was done by mechanics not shown in the film manually disconnecting the tie rods, manually turning the wheels and then installing an electric motor to drive the right front wheel.
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