I'm seeking advice on a 4-wheel drivetrain setup.
Motor: V8, 500 HP / 500 lb-ft, Mid-Engine
Transmission: Six (6) CVT Clutches, From Modern Snowmobile, shafts connected by chain and sprockets (chain size and # of chains tbd)
Reverse Gearbox: http://roadstercycle.com/Reverse%20g...otorcycles.htm
(Two (2) in parallel, or equal)
Vehicle Weight: 2,000 lbs
Tire Size: 40 inch
Suspension: Front & Back A-Arm, 30 inches of travel
Chassis: 2 inch DOM Tube Frame
Seats: Three (3) Seater with Mid Driving Position
Goal: To compete in races such as King of Hammers, rock crawling, sand dunes and trails
See diagram for general arrangement. The drawing only shows one side of the drivetrain, both sides would be identical. Please note the drawing is not dimensionally accurate.
I currently have a long travel sand rail, 1,000 lbs, 180 hp snowmobile motor and CVT clutch, 25 inches of suspension travel that performs excellent and want go to a more rounded vehicle.
My biggest question is, can a typical LS V8 have a power take off on both sides of the motor?
Looking for any and all comments.
Thanks again everyone!!!