I think you are right about this drive aperatis !
& for one thing it don`t take high hp to turn thos paddles..... 50 hp would do it .
augzillery prop ?
the problem with the tractor transmission is that most v-8 engines run at a far higher rpm.......... so to use a automotive engine like a 455...
need all new ratios for the friction drive unit.
formerly known as THE TIRE DRIVE .
MOSTLY THE RPM OF THE ENGINE OUTPUT SHAFT AS IT IS...
yep...... sounds good .
the more I think about what is availiable.........& I don`t want to harp on the tire drive unit......... I...
I`ll arm wrestle you for it.
one advantage is that the frictiondrive design ( fair ride drive ) I way lighter than the tractor &...
Don`t You Think ?
Don`t you think that 4 drive tires should be IN-FRAMED around the tire drive
plate 180 degrees across from each other ?...
The Latest Design .
With the latest design of the fair amusment ride resign....... the rear end housing is eliminated .
You have a large...
you red my mind .
I thought of that tooo in fact I`m thinking that is the drive I am going to use.
but ........ needed to get all of the other...
a ocean scuba............ paddle wheeler .
I would think that the hydraulics would be the ultimate drive for a paddlewheeler .
IN ALL ACTUALITY........ THE BUS DRIVE "IS" WHAT I`M LOOKING FOR .
NO SO MUCH THE DIESEL & THE HUGE HEAVY PARTS LIKE THE BUS DRIVE.
WHAT I WANT...
GETTIN REAL CLOSE !!!! HA .
yea........ this is very important.
must have the correct ratios to operate the paddle wheels.
hell I`ll take 4-5 of em !
the chain thing is second to an actual gear drive with a heavy duty auto rear end .
of course the rear end would be all lightened up & tricked...
that's a good question......
make one ?
31 inches ! not too bad .
the 3rd member is the differential .
the stern wheel bus motor & transmission video set-up,
i wish i knew what the rpm was of the engine output shaft & the third member rear end is...