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The Cardan Is Finally Done And Tested

September 1, 2017

Well, the entire epic story has finally reached it’s logical ending! There have been some small additional things to do on the way, but still – it’s all done now.
While telling you a story about the suspension, I’ve mentioned that we experienced an unfortunate lack of the 6-degrees spacers for the lift that was supposed to be 2.5’’. The cardan skewed, and it started to scream and cry, the entire Hedgehog struggled along, and my pitiful whining was the cherry on the top.
We’ve decided to make a centaur – a part from my original cardan, and another one from the cardan that had a double cross. Hetzer-88, a very kind man, helped with the search and delivery of the things necessary for the ‘centaur-building’ purposes:

The Donor )

There is a great cardan master in Kharkiv, who introduced himself as “The Chef”. He is the centaur creator) As soon as we had found a brilliant solution to move the Hedgehog to him in order to avoid driving there all the time for fitting, the works took 2 days only.
Then I drove around a bit, observed some moments that still caused vibration and took the Hedgehog back there for some additional fitting for one more day.
The result:

The centaur itself:

The additional small matters that were also necessary to fix can be seen at the photos. The dispensing shank sleeve has died. And everything is in oil if the car goes above 80 km per hour, it burns after contacting the pipe and stinks(((
The sleeve has been ordered and waiting to be delivered now.
The car drives well, without effort, there’s no extra vibration anymore.
My dear Hedgehog has healthy legs finally)



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Olga Dzyuba
Odessa, UA

Hello! My name is Olga, nice to meet you! In this blog, I am talking about our travels to beautiful and unusual places in Ukraine and beyond. Well and the history of these places. I sincerely believe that it is possible to find something interesting anywhere - just look at the outside world from different angles)))

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