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MacPherson strut

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The MacPherson strut is a type of automotive suspension system that uses the top of a telescopic damper as the upper steering pivot. [1]

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Anti-roll bar

An anti-roll bar (roll bar, anti-sway bar, sway bar, stabilizer bar) is a part of many automobile suspensions that helps reduce the body roll of a vehicle during fast cornering or over road irregularities.

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An axle is a central shaft for a rotating wheel or gear.

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BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke in German, or Bavarian Motor Works in English) is a German multinational company which currently produces luxury automobiles and motorcycles, and also produced aircraft engines until 1945.

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Camber angle

From the front of the car, a right wheel with a negative camber angle Camber angle is the angle made by the wheels of a vehicle; specifically, it is the angle between the vertical axis of the wheels used for steering and the vertical axis of the vehicle when viewed from the front or rear.

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Chapman strut

The Chapman strut is a design of independent rear suspension used for light cars, particularly sports and racing cars.

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A coilover is an automobile suspension device.

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Cottin & Desgouttes

Cottin & Desgouttes was a French automobile manufacturer from the beginning of the 20th century.

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Double wishbone suspension

In automobiles, a double wishbone suspension is an independent suspension design using two (occasionally parallel) wishbone-shaped arms to locate the wheel.

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Earle S. MacPherson

Earle Steele MacPherson (July 6, 1891 – 1960) was an American automotive engineer, most famous for developing the MacPherson strut in the 1940s.

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Fiat Automobiles

Fiat Automobiles S.p.A. (originally FIAT, lit) is the largest automobile manufacturer in Italy, a subsidiary of FCA Italy S.p.A., which is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (previously Fiat S.p.A.). Fiat Automobiles was formed in January 2007 when Fiat reorganized its automobile business, and traces its history back to 1899 when the first Fiat automobile, the Fiat 4 HP, was produced.

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Ford Consul

The Ford Consul is a car that was manufactured by Ford UK from 1951 to 1962.

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Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company (commonly referred to simply as "Ford") is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.

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Ford Vedette

The Ford Vedette is a large car that was manufactured by Ford SAF in their Poissy plant from 1948-1954.

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Ford Zephyr

The Ford Zephyr is a car that was manufactured by Ford of Britain from 1950 to 1972.

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Front-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive (FWD) is a form of engine and transmission layout used in motor vehicles, where the engine drives the front wheels only.

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Geometric analysis

Geometric analysis is a mathematical discipline at the interface of differential geometry and differential equations.

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J. Walter Christie

John Walter Christie (May 6, 1865 – January 11, 1944) was an American engineer and inventor.

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Kingpin (automotive part)

The kingpin, also king-pin and king pin, is the main pivot in the steering mechanism of a car or other vehicle.

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Leaf spring

A leaf spring is a simple form of spring commonly used for the suspension in wheeled vehicles.

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Mercedes-Benz is a global automobile marque and a division of the German company Daimler AG.

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Multi-link suspension

A multi-link suspension is a type of vehicle suspension design typically used in independent suspensions, using three or more lateral arms, and one or more longitudinal arms.

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Radius rod

A radius rod (also called a radius arm or a torque arm) is a suspension link intended to control wheel motion in the longitudinal (fore-aft) direction.

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Shock absorber

A shock absorber (in reality, a shock "damper") is a mechanical or hydraulic device designed to absorb and damp shock impulses.

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Simca (Société Industrielle de Mécanique et Carrosserie Automobile; Mechanical and Automotive Body Manufacturing Company) was a French automaker, founded in November 1934 by Fiat and directed from July 1935 to May 1963 by Italian Henri Théodore Pigozzi.

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Simca Vedette

The Simca Vedette is a large car, manufactured from 1954 to 1961 by the French automaker Simca, at their factory in Poissy, France.

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Spring (device)

A spring is an elastic object that stores mechanical energy.

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Steering is the collection of components, linkages, etc.

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Stout Scarab

The Stout Scarab is a 1930–1940s American minivan.

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Strut bar

A strut bar, strut brace, or strut tower brace (STB) is an automotive suspension accessory usually used in conjunction with MacPherson struts on monocoque or unibody chassis to provide extra stiffness between the strut towers.

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Suspension (vehicle)

Suspension is the system of tires, tire air, springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connects a vehicle to its wheels and allows relative motion between the two.

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Torsion bar suspension

A front VW Beetle suspension cross-section A torsion bar suspension, also known as a torsion spring suspension (not to be confused with a torsion beam rear suspension), is a general term for any vehicle suspension that uses a torsion bar as its main weight-bearing spring.

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Transverse engine

A transverse engine is an engine mounted in a vehicle so that the engine's crankshaft axis is perpendicular to the direction of travel.

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Vehicle frame

A vehicle frame, also known as its chassis, is the main supporting structure of a motor vehicle, to which all other components are attached, comparable to the skeleton of an organism.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacPherson_strut

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