Buy or make a setup bearing for the pinion gear and consider using a solid spacer and shims to set the bearing preload. It makes setting up the gears easier imo. It is not particularly hard but it can be tedious.
Back from a brief hiatus playing with the financial markets. The world has gone crazy--collecting my acorns for the time being.
In regard to the Bird, I've made my final concessions with regard to the 3 link geometry, so now it's time to get serious about the driveline.
Motor and trans are bushing mounted.
I have two different driveline setups in mind. Wondering which you guys think is better.
Option A uses a bushing mounted carrier bearing that allows a WIY driveshaft stub to pass through the the carrier bearing. This design has the benefit of:
- 1 less U-joint
- A bushing mounted carrier bearing,
- It s in my opinion, a weaker design than option B.
Option B uses a double sided U-Joint carrier bearing with a super beefy solid mounted housing. This design has the benefit of:
- A much stronger carrier bearing mounting apparatus
- Ample support to prevent the slip shaft movement from tugging on the transmission tail housing
- An extra u-joint to accommodate any misalignment motor/trans torque causes under load Con:
- 1 extra u joint - More vibration unless I make the carrier bearing crossmember bushing mounted
Below is a shitty sketch of the options as well as both carrier bearing assemblies I'm considering.
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