Land Rover Eezion,

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Re: Land Rover Eezion,
Reply #350 - Oct 25, 2020 - 19:42
I may have missed it in this interesting thread but does the eezion have tracta joints in the front axle to make the driveline smoother when cornering ?


I would also be interested if tracta joints are used, as I am sure this would be the best way to go, for strength and cornering.


Dale


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Re: Land Rover Eezion,
Reply #351 - Oct 25, 2020 - 20:04

I would also be interested if tracta joints are used, as I am sure this would be the best way to go, for strength and cornering.


Dale


Its a bog standard 86" front axle Dale.

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Re: Land Rover Eezion,
Reply #352 - Oct 26, 2020 - 11:49
It will be a bit "lumpy" when on full lock then
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Re: Land Rover Eezion,
Reply #353 - Oct 27, 2020 - 13:43
Why would it be lumpy when it's only in 2 wheel drive ????? :angel:
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Re: Land Rover Eezion,
Reply #354 - Oct 27, 2020 - 16:39
Hardy Spicer  UJs are not constant velocity , the input and output shafts run at different speeds during each 360 degree cycle when on lock . Thats why the steering wheel  kicks as the wheel speeds up & slows down during each revolution.   On the propshaft there are two in line and they cancel each other out as it revolves , so the input flange and output run in sync. I drove  my old S3 in front wheel drive only when rear halfshaft broke  and on lock it did kick , straight line running was OK.
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Re: Land Rover Eezion,
Reply #355 - Oct 27, 2020 - 16:50
Can it be suggested one real reason the Eezion never proved very successful was the steering.  Getting it twisted as far as full lock when loaded might have been a considerable challenge ? Lumpiness of final drive was seldom explored in earnest.  :undecided: .

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Re: Land Rover Eezion,
Reply #356 - Oct 28, 2020 - 23:29
The use of plain uj's in the front swivels seems to be a typical Land Rover bean counting exercise everyone else uses some form of cv joint i think .its also clever because once the permanent 4x4 was dropped the lumpiness didn't matter anyway.
Of course when the Rangie appeared with full time 4x4 they had to revert to cv joints but not the somewhat dated tracta type

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Re: Land Rover Eezion,
Reply #357 - Nov 28, 2020 - 17:35
Bit more done
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Re: Land Rover Eezion,
Reply #358 - Nov 29, 2020 - 08:23
I also think it was a bean counting exercise as the 80" had tracta joints in the front swivel and I have driven a 1952 80" long distances  with no rear propshaft and the steering was no problem.
You would have thought that a late 80" front axle would solve the ezion problem.
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Re: Land Rover Eezion,
Reply #359 - Nov 30, 2020 - 17:36
I wonder if some early 86s had tracta joints i dismantled an early 471 axle which had them i put them in my 56 front axle  ( may confuse later owners)
However Adams eezion is pretty early too so unsure
The farm where tbe 471 came from had a lot of 80 stuff the swivel ends could have been swapped out

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Re: Land Rover Eezion,
Reply #360 - Nov 17, 2021 - 18:20
Has there been any further progress with this extremely interesting project? I would love to see an update.

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Re: Land Rover Eezion,
Reply #361 - Jun 02, 2022 - 10:49
18 months on from the last update and no further news, is this project still ongoing? I'd love to know how this iconic vehicle is progressing.

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Re: Land Rover Eezion,
Reply #362 - Jun 03, 2022 - 08:08
Sorry no progress at all on the Eezion.

 

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