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Old 08-11-2009, 04:39 PM   #1
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Cool Awesome 1930's tutorial on how differentials work!

I just thought it was amazing that this video is from the 1930's



I saw this as a headline story on Digg today.
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:09 PM   #2
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haha just saw this on Digg earlier and watched it. Great video. for good information - old school style.
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:55 PM   #3
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Really cool video. Even though it's 70+ years old the info is still very relevant since diffs haven't changed much at all fundamentally since their advent. Hopefully this can be shown to every new forum member here before they feel compelled to ask "where is my differential?" or "what does a diff do?"

Great find!
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:07 PM   #4
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wow...nice...

"its called (pause).....THE DIFFERENTIAL" lol
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Cool find!
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:54 PM   #6
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Sweet mother f'n video!
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Old 08-11-2009, 09:28 PM   #7
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Old 08-11-2009, 09:40 PM   #8
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Nice video. Really enjoyed watching. Thanks for posting
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:02 AM   #9
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fyi i'm a noob....

so a LSD would let the "stuck" wheel turn right?
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:14 AM   #10
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:28 AM   #11
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It is called... THE DIFFERENTIAL!





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fyi i'm a noob....

so a LSD would let the "stuck" wheel turn right?
Not sure what "stuck" wheel you are referring to, but if it is in reference to that one wheeled car having a hard time getting out of the ditch at 2:46 in the video, then yes.
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Reminded me of.
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80,000 members need to watch this vid, at least
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