The Jule Frame
Understanding Chassis Loads
Static chassis loads are weight introduced onto the chassis in a stationary setting. This would include engine weight, passenger weight, out body panels etc. These stress loads in a stationary position are 100% downward on the chassis.
Torsional loading of the chassis occurs when the car is put into motion. Some examples of this are suspension loading based on cornering and road surface, railway tracks, pot holes, power delivery to the rear axle and braking. Once the car is put into motion the static stress load reduces to approximately 10% and the torsional stress loads increase to approximately 90%. Torsional rigidity is the key factor to reducing chassis stress. A rigid chassis reduces the stress load to the suspension, exterior body panels, steering, wheels, and wheel bearings. There will also be less power loss to the rear axle because chassis loading will be reduced.
The Jule chassis addresses these concerns. You will be able to drive your car and enjoy it. We chose not to replicate the original chassis because of the torsional and static loading problems on the original chassis. This is not in the best interest of the Healey owner. We chose to raise the bar. It is easy to replicate a product but we used skill and knowledge to resolve problems. After all these years, we have yet to replicate any structural failures that haunted the Austin Healeys of the past and Healey owners. We do it for a fair price and we guarantee it.