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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-28-2006, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Mid and rear mounted engines

I have been reading around on the internet about alot of custom built cars that use front mounted engines but rear mount them and Iw as wondering how this is possible with the transmission and all? Anyone wanna shed some light on this for me?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-28-2006, 04:02 PM
 
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transaxles usually, like a jaguar type
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transaxle
A transaxle, in the automotive field, is a component that combines the functionality of the transmission, the differential and the drive axle into one integrated assembly. Transaxles are near universal in all automobile configurations that have the engine placed at the same end of the car as the driven wheels: the front wheel drive, rear-engined and mid-engined arrangements.

Many mid and rear-engined vehicles use a transverse engine and transaxle, similar to a front wheel drive unit. Others use both a longitudinal engine and transaxle. Ferrari's 1989 Mondial t introduced a "t" arrangement with a longitudinal engine connected to a transverse transaxle, a design the company continues to this day.



hope that helps you out, if you know anyone that has a fiero, its the same principle
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Thanks, that helped a ton. Didnt know the term so I couldnt research it.
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np man
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Kit cars are awesome...As far as the transaxle thing you can look into what ever transaxle will handle your HP limits. Look for examples in the Pontiac Fiero, Toyota MR2, Ford Pantera, Lamborghini, Ferrari ect. Some front wheel drive transaxles from heavy US will adapt like the Cadillacs and Oldsmobiles...


As far as my own aspirations I would do my kit car with a hot rodded Subaru engine/all wheel drive system!
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Kit cars are awesome...As far as the transaxle thing you can look into what ever transaxle will handle your HP limits. Look for examples in the Pontiac Fiero, Toyota MR2, Ford Pantera, Lamborghini, Ferrari ect. Some front wheel drive transaxles from heavy US will adapt like the Cadillacs and Oldsmobiles...


As far as my own aspirations I would do my kit car with a hot rodded Subaru engine/all wheel drive system!
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