How to find center of gravity.

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How to find center of gravity.

Post by S.Bretz » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:30 pm

I'm am looking to adjust my 4link and would like to know where the center of gravity is on my car. I have seen the old estimates about it being in line with the cam....but I have a 4 cam engine and the car was not rear wheel drive to begin with so I think that estimate may be way off.

Is there a way to find the center of gravity vertically on a car?
My old physics professor said it was easy to find the center of mass of anything if you could spin the object and watch for the central point of rotation... on something as larger as a car this is not a practical solution.

I can find the center from front to back/left to right but I'm having an issue finding top to bottom.


Any advise or input would be great.

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Re: How to find center of gravity.

Post by joe 90 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:20 pm

Weigh each corner of the car.
When you know the front / rear difference you can work out balance point between the axles.

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Re: How to find center of gravity.

Post by John Wallace » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:55 pm

Try Bill Shope's page:

Center of Gravity

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Re: How to find center of gravity.

Post by S.Bretz » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:24 am

Thank you....that will do it.
I never thought to lift the rear and remeasure the front end. It makes a lot of sense.

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