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A little driveline tech-

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by drivelineman, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. drivelineman

    drivelineman 1/2 ton status

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    Here's a new product were playing with -its a torque limiter - We are using these on a sand car application -we trying to save a 14 k trans from distruction- Jess:D

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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I'll bite...how does it work?

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  3. drivelineman

    drivelineman 1/2 ton status

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    And one installed on a 1480 1/2 shaft -should hold up to 8000 ft-lbs-were starting at 5000 and working ur way up if it limits too soon- Jess

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    Synopsis: When you exceed the rated torque of the limiting bolts, they break. The bolts cost $100 for three of them and the shaft is retained even when the bolts break. Yes, I read the pirate thread.
     
  5. drivelineman

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    its a accurate device that will limit torque by the sheer in the special bolts they supply-it does hold the shaft together after it sheers-it will not flop around- available from 2000 ft-lbs to allot like 25000 hehe - Jess

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    Sweet mother of GOD!!! :)
     
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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    Nice...
     
  8. drivelineman

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    these are all custom made at this point the flanges were made in house -the weight on these was 50 lbs- they have a beafy feel when you pick them up- Jess
     
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    So its kinds like the rear brake rotors on freestyle bikes ? The unit is made like a unit bearing kinda , top and bottom rotate independently of each other until bolted together ?
     
  10. drivelineman

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    here's the fancy little bolt there are three- Jess

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    Pretty good idea. I've seen these used for years on PTO driven shredders and other types of farm/ranch equip. We used a PTO driven drag behind shredder all the time on the ranch. Always had to replace those "torque fuses" when the blade of the shredder would catch a log or somethign else hidding in the tall grass. Finally about time they start using em in the auto world.
     
  12. DEMON44

    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    Those are the same style limiters as used on Frac pumpers on the driveline between the transmission and the pump all behind the 2250hp diesel V12 you bet they work.
     
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    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I was reading an article on Suicide Sally while waiting to get my hair cut a couple months back and they were talking about this then.
    Jess have you checked out the rear drive shaft on her?

    -Avery
     
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    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Hhmmm used to have to crawl underneath a 10 wheeler at spud harvest about twice a week to replace those things. They look a little different but same idea
     
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    I've seen those for semi trucks
    awsome idea
     
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    they had these in one of the 4x4 rags in the last few months. they called them torque fuses in there as well.
     
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    whats the starting price for one of those driveshafts? looks like beef
     
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    These driveline's are for sand cars- there 1200 per side- Thanks for the input - They are used allot on semi truck and ag stuff- Jess
     
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    Same idea as the Warn hub fuses then.
     
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    sort of but i think more workable-and accurate- Jess
     

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