Re: Engine/drivetrain list
- --- In Cadillac_Performance_Association@yahoogroups.com, William
Lucke <william.lucke@h...> wrote:
> The transverse automatics have a chain drive from the pump to thedrive.
> transmission, then a planetary final.
> Transverse manuals have spur gear final drive
> Either way, they avoid the drivetrain loss of a hypoid bevel final
> Which Ferarri body?
> Dino 246, Ferarri 308 and 328 were all transverse
> As was the Lamborghini Jalpa (and maybe the Miura, not sure), as
> the Cizeta Moroder V16T (transverse V16 based on two Lambo UragoV8's put
> And my Northstar Fiero with HM282 five speed. It ran 12's on the
> engine. It will be back on the road after performance build soon.already
> I think that the transverse approach IS artful for the reasons I
> mentioned... the transmission is simpler, smaller and lighter andmore
> efficient. Mechanical art and elegant design.*************
Really? Never noticed that. The guy I'm talking to has the 355
Ferrari; They're longitudinal V8s, Right?
But strickly as art, the tranverse setups just don't appeal to me.
I'm very eccentric, you know. (I'm an artist :-D
aka "Tha Driver"
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> > From: "Paul Angel" <imthadriver@y...>
> >Subject: Re: Engine/drivetrain list
> >--- In Cadillac_Performance_Association@yahoogroups.com, William
> >Lucke <william.lucke@h...> wrote:
> > > Why are you determined to have a longitudinal transmission in
> > > applications?I
> > >
> > > Transverse manuals are lighter and more compact and have less
> > > loss (spur gear final drive instead of hypoid bevel).
> > >
> > >
> > > Will
> >Well, I'm an artist, first of all. Cars are my medium. I just think
> >they will look better, the weight will be more balanced, & in the
> >case of the Ferrari-bodied Fiero, look more like it's supposed to.
> >don't know of any exotic (except the Fiero :-) that has atransverse
> >Spur gear? I thought they were chain drive...(not that it matters).
> >~ Paul
> >aka "Tha Driver"
> >Easy on the Giggle Cream!
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