Does anyone have any experience with going in circles? If not, this thread will not make any sense.
I am thinking about building a ride height gauge for our hot rod. I'm getting REALLY sick of crawling under the car and using a tape measure to measure ride height. It really becomes problematic when subtracting the 2 1/2" height of the scales. Something about subtracting 2 1/2" from 9 3/16" makes my brain hurt when I'm standing on my head reading a tape measure.
I'm thinking of using something like a linear scale (like the digital readout (DRO) on a mill/lathe) or one of these digital caliper looking things.
I like the idea that something digital can be zeroed out at 2.5" to account for the scale height. (or whatever your scale height is, but most people are using Longacre scales in my experience) In my dream world I will have all four measurements on one screen like the scale head. You can check your weight/cross and ride height all in one spot without standing on your head all night long. Adjust cross, check ride height, adjust height, measure cross, adjust cross...you get it. The circle never ends.
Sorry no major question, just looking to start a discussion and see if anyone has any suggestions/better methods.