Originally posted by Vash How exactly do you hook up w engines to two transmissions, using only one clutch????
Cookie: It could be done in a factory setting, but it would be a disaster for a garage project
The best information I can find says that it ran a Cadillac transaxle in the rear, with the 253 hooked straight to the harmonic balancer/ crankshaft of the blown 350. The 253 acted like a giant starter motor for the Chev, or something to that effect, apparently!
Honestly, mate, this thing was the custom car of the 80's!
my dad built a tractor years ago.it had 2 trans. mounted on top of each other.he welded a gear to the rear spline on the engines trans and another to the second transmission input shaft then linked em together with a drive chain.
Originally posted by jd7 my dad built a tractor years ago.it had 2 trans...
What was the idea for this? What was he wanting to achieve?
I once saw a '57 Chev, again back in the '80's, that had two gearboxes, running inline. The front 'box was a standard four-speed, while the second 'box was, if I recall correctly, a two-speed powerglide.
The car was intended to be used for both street and strip. The builder, instead of going for quick-change diff, added a second 'box (the 'glide), into which he installed gear ratios that would essentially give him the equivalent drive ratios needed for each application.
Originally posted by jd7 guess what he was trying to accomplish was gearing,he never did finish it.cause they sold the farm and moved to the city..might have been for the best the old man might of killed himself..lol
Sounds like he was trying to accomplish the same thing as the guy with the '57, aside from the whole drag racing thing.