Caster and other Suspension Adjustments

Alignment sheets show the car only has about 1 degree of caster.  The Saturn Sports Car guide for this build suggests that a small amount of caster adjustment is possible with the built in adjustable suspension parts.  I’ve adjusted to the lower front a-arms to increase the amount of caster to improve the self-rightening of the steering wheel when turning.  Minor adjustments have contributed to minor increases in the self-rightening effect.

Caster Adjustments
Damper and Caster Adjustments
Toe Adjustments
Toe Measurements

Fuel Starvation

During a longer right hand corner with a half empty fuel tank and punching the accelerator, the throttle cut out again.  The fuel pick up is on the right side of the tank, and there is only one baffle in the tank at the middle.  I think pump is running dry or getting air in the line in these cases.  I will need to keep the fuel tank topped up, until I sort some modifications out with the tank.

Some ideas for better fuel tank performance:

  • Well at fuel pickup
  • Baffle around fuel pickup
  • More baffles
  • Fuel Cell Foam
Fuel Tank – View from Top