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Tech Thursday: How Subaru’s modern AWD systems work

5 July, 2017

For some, All Wheel Drive is some kind of black magic that keeps four tyres attached to the road.

For the rest of us, there is some actual science and structure involved alongside an understanding of torque vectoring, and … uhhhhh, OK, I’m in the first camp. This vid does a pretty decent job of actually explaining how the AWD OGs, Subaru, keep their wheels in motion. Then not. Then in motion again.

Probably best to watch this guy explain it. Better living everyone!

The Jowett Jupiter turns 70

John Ball has always enjoyed tinkering with old boats and cars. He’s old enough to think having gearbox parts on newspaper on the floor of his bedroom, while the relevant car sat waiting on nail boxes, was a normal part of growing up. His passion has always tended towards old British bangers. He reckons he’s fortunate not to have got caught up in the American muscle scene.
John’s love affair with this Jupiter started in December 2015 when, with some time on his hands during a Christchurch trip, he searched online for ‘cars, before 1970 and in Christchurch’.

A passion for classics and customs

In the highly competitive field of New Zealand classic and custom restorations, reputations are won or lost on the ability to maintain consistently high standards of workmanship. A company managing to achieve this is D A Panel beating Ltd, of Rangiora near Christchurch. Is your classic or custom car restoration stalled, or in need of a refresh, or perhaps you are looking for experts to rebuild that recent import project out of Europe or the ‘States?