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Subaru ( and other engine) TRIKES
Posted 14 April 2004 - 02:51 PM
I currently have one of the first " as far as we know"
Subaru Trikes in the US.
My questions are a few;
First- Can a four wheel drive auto transaxle be run with some sort of plate
over the front "axle holes" and just used with a drive shaft to a rear differantial?
Is the rear an IRS?
In my case, I have a two wheel drive transaxle with the engine in front of it
but another is being designed to be a little longer and would "require" a short driveshaft.
The other question - If you were NOT using a Subaru, what other
engine/autotransaxle would YOU use - some that would hold-up
ALMOST as well as the Subaru
Any help / ideas ??
Posted 14 April 2004 - 03:25 PM
While he THINKS the frame belongs to him, our frame is older then his
and if you look at his pics ..... Hummm looks a little like mine
I thought about getting one from him, but when you factor in shipping
and the front end, we can have them built in Hartford CT (and possably in Cleveland) at about the same price.
Posted 14 April 2004 - 04:16 PM
P.S. if you want to build a 3-wheeled vehicle that really handles well you need to put the two wheels in the front.
Posted 14 April 2004 - 04:48 PM
The very idea of taking an engine, and HANGING it behind the axle
just doesn't sit well with me, also the idea of using adapters
between the engine and transmission / transaxle is not something I want
to do ....
EVERYBODY does it that way, If I wanted to be like everyone else,
I'd be riding a VW powered trike "wheeley machine" !!
I currently Ride a Subaru !!
Posted 14 April 2004 - 05:50 PM
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