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  • Paul Angel
    ... drive. ... well as ... V8 s put ... stock ... already ... more ... ************* Really? Never noticed that. The guy I m talking to has the 355 Ferrari;
    Message 1 of 20 , Apr 19, 2005
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      --- In Cadillac_Performance_Association@yahoogroups.com, William
      Lucke <william.lucke@h...> wrote:
      > The transverse automatics have a chain drive from the pump to the
      > transmission, then a planetary final.
      > Transverse manuals have spur gear final drive
      > Either way, they avoid the drivetrain loss of a hypoid bevel final
      drive.
      >
      > Which Ferarri body?
      > Dino 246, Ferarri 308 and 328 were all transverse
      > As was the Lamborghini Jalpa (and maybe the Miura, not sure), as
      well as
      > the Cizeta Moroder V16T (transverse V16 based on two Lambo Urago
      V8's put
      > together)
      > And my Northstar Fiero with HM282 five speed. It ran 12's on the
      stock
      > engine. It will be back on the road after performance build soon.
      > I think that the transverse approach IS artful for the reasons I
      already
      > mentioned... the transmission is simpler, smaller and lighter and
      more
      > efficient. Mechanical art and elegant design.
      >
      >
      > Will
      *************
      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
      ~ Paul
      aka "Tha Driver"

      Easy on the Giggle Cream!









      >
      >
      > > 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
      these
      > > > applications?
      > > >
      > > > Transverse manuals are lighter and more compact and have less
      > >drivetrain
      > > > 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.
      I
      > >don't know of any exotic (except the Fiero :-) that has a
      transverse
      > >engine.
      > >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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