The Pull Clutch

Saturday, December 19, 2009
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The appearance of the pull type clutch in the race car world in the last decade was driven mainly by considerations of efficiency, consistency, and component life. These factors are improved by an increase in the mechanical advantage of the release m... read more
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Trends in Race Clutch Design

Sunday, November 15, 2009
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The traditional race car multi plate clutch is essentially a friction drive that transmits engine torque into the transmission itself. Layers of plates are alternately geared to the clutch housing, which is bolted to the engine flywheel and also to t... read more
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Sequential gearbox origins

Monday, October 12, 2009
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In previous Monitor features we have touched upon the automated gearshift of a modern race car and attempted to put it into historical context, but how many of its mechanical design features represent new thinking ? Central to its function has been ... read more
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The modern racing car gearbox

Sunday, July 12, 2009
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It can be sobering to sit back and consider what we ask of a racing car gearbox when we require it to perform a structural role as well as functioning as a change speed box... Generally the loads that we will ask it to absorb are a significant propo... read more
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Revamping the NMT

Sunday, June 14, 2009
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Until relatively recently it has been acceptable to keep racing gearboxes relatively simple and add ancillary systems externally. But space inside a racecar is at an ever-greater premium, mainly due to the overriding demands of aerodynamics squeezing... read more
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Back Torque Limiters

Tuesday, May 05, 2009
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Back Torque Limiters - what are they and why would you possibly need one?More commonly known as slipper clutches the back torque limiter has been one of the major growth businesses in motorcycling during the last few years.Its all about grip and smoo... read more
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