Update On The Tatra Race Preparation

With the cold and snow this past week, it’s hard to believe that spring is less than a month away. Likewise, with all the work that still remains before the Tatra will be ready for our first rally, it’s hard to imagine that as winter draws to a close, so will the upgrades for the race.

A few weeks ago, the rear axle looked like this:

Tatra815RearAxleDisassembledRing

Tatra815RearAxleDisassembled

Now the parts have been inspected and the worn pieces replaced. The axle has been put back together, painted and is waiting to be remounted.

Tatra815RearAxleReassembled

The hole in the center is for the CTIS. The air will pass through the shaft in the axle to the tires, through a small hose that will connect the rim to the air supply.

CTISAirHole

The front axle is ready too,

Tatra815FrontAxlePainted

CTISFrontAxleAirHole

and the air hoses for controlling the CTIS from the cabin are ready and waiting to be connected.

CTISCabinHoses

Soon comes the big job of putting everything back together again.

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