High-Performance Differentials, Axels, and Drivelines

Author: Joseph Palazzolo

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709026

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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Covers everything you need to know about selecting the most desirable gear ratio, rebuilding differentials and other driveline components, and most importantly, matching the correct driveline components to engine power output.
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Driveline Systems of Ground Vehicles

Theory and Design

Author: Alexandr F. Andreev,Viachaslau Kabanau,Vladimir Vantsevich

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439817286

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 792

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"With this book, Prof. Dr. Vantsevich brings a tremendous contribution to the field of Automotive Transmission and Driveline Engineering, including his innovative methods for optimum driveline synthesis, as well as his experience with the development of various hardware solutions, from the basic limited slip differentials to the most sophisticated mechatronic systems." —Dr.-Ing. Mircea Gradu Director, Transmission and Driveline Engineering Head, Virtual Analysis Tools Chrysler Group LLC Now that vehicles with four and more driving wheels are firmly ensconced in the consumer market, they must provide energy/fuel-saving benefits and improved operational quality including terrain mobility, traction and velocity properties, turnability, and stability of motion. A first-of-its-kind resource, Driveline Systems of Ground Vehicles: Theory and Design presents a comprehensive and analytical treatment of driveline research, design, and tests based on energy efficiency, vehicle dynamics, and operational properties requirements. This volume addresses fundamental engineering problems including how to investigate the effect of different driveline systems on the properties of vehicles and how to determined the optimal characteristics of the driveline system and its power-dividing units (PDUs) and design it for a specific vehicle to ensure high level of vehicle dynamics, energy efficiency, and performance. The authors develop an analytical apparatus for math modeling of driveline systems that can be compiled from different types of PDUs. They also introduce methodologies for the synthesis of optimal characteristics of PDUs for different types of vehicles. Structured to be useful to engineers of all levels of experience, university professors and graduate students, the book is based on the R&D projects conducted by the authors. It explores intriguing engineering dilemmas such as how to achieve higher energy and fuel efficiency by driving either all the wheels or not all the wheels, solve oversteering issues by managing wheel power distribution, and many other technical problems.
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Ford Differentials

How to Rebuild the 8.8 and 9 Inch

Author: Joseph Palazzolo

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 161325038X

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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The Ford 8.8- and 9-inch rear differentials are two of the most popular and best-performing differentials on the market. While the 8.8-inch differential is commonly used in late-model Mustangs, the 9-inch is the more popular and arguably the most dominant high-performance differential for muscle cars, hot rods, custom vehicles, and race cars. Built from 1957 to 1986, the 9-inch Ford differential is used in a huge range of high-performance Ford and non-Ford vehicles because of its rugged construction, easy-to-set-up design, and large aftermarket support. The 9-inch differential effectively transmits power to the ground for many classic Fords and hot rods of all types, but it is the choice of many GM muscle car owners and racers as well. These differentials have been used extensively and proven their mettle in racing and high-performance applications. The Ford 8.8- and 9-inch must be rebuilt after extensive use and need a variety of different ratios for top performance and special applications. This Workbench book provides detailed step-by-step photos and information for rebuilding the differentials with the best equipment, installing the gear sets, and converting to Posi-Traction for a variety of applications. It describes how to disassemble the rear end, identify worn ring and pinion gears, other damage or wear, and shows step-by-step rebuilding of the differential. It also explains how to select the right differential hardware, bearings, seals, and other parts, as well as how to set ring and pinion backlash so that the rear end operates at peak efficiency. Aftermarket 9-inch performance differentials from manufacturers including Currie, Moser and Strange are reviewed and you learn how to rebuild and set up these high-performance aftermarket differentials. In addition, this book provides a comprehensive identification chart to ensure readers properly identify the model and specifics of the 9-inch differential. Chapters include axle identification, inspection, and purchasing axles for rebuilding; differential tear down; ring and pinion gear removal; inspection and reassembly; drive axle choices; and more.
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Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Author: National Research Council,Transportation Research Board,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Energy and Environmental Systems,Committee to Assess Fuel Economy Technologies for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309159470

Category: Science

Page: 250

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Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles evaluates various technologies and methods that could improve the fuel economy of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, such as tractor-trailers, transit buses, and work trucks. The book also recommends approaches that federal agencies could use to regulate these vehicles' fuel consumption. Currently there are no fuel consumption standards for such vehicles, which account for about 26 percent of the transportation fuel used in the U.S. The miles-per-gallon measure used to regulate the fuel economy of passenger cars. is not appropriate for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, which are designed above all to carry loads efficiently. Instead, any regulation of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles should use a metric that reflects the efficiency with which a vehicle moves goods or passengers, such as gallons per ton-mile, a unit that reflects the amount of fuel a vehicle would use to carry a ton of goods one mile. This is called load-specific fuel consumption (LSFC). The book estimates the improvements that various technologies could achieve over the next decade in seven vehicle types. For example, using advanced diesel engines in tractor-trailers could lower their fuel consumption by up to 20 percent by 2020, and improved aerodynamics could yield an 11 percent reduction. Hybrid powertrains could lower the fuel consumption of vehicles that stop frequently, such as garbage trucks and transit buses, by as much 35 percent in the same time frame.
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Today's Technician: Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles

Author: Jack Erjavec

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435481054

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

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TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS AND TRANSAXLES, 5E is a Classroom Manual and Shop Manual set that has been completely updated to keep pace with industry trends and the needs of automotive education programs across the country. This book's technician-oriented focus will help your students master all of the design, construction, troubleshooting techniques, and service procedures required for them to enter the workplace. The Classroom Manual begins with an introduction to drive train basics and the Shop Manual begins with an introduction to safety. This is followed by a review of directly relevant electricity/electronics principles, plus more opportunities for your students to gain practice in using scanners and oscilloscopes to develop critical thinking skills, diagnose problems, and make effective repairs. TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS AND TRANSAXLES, 5E also includes an introduction to continuously variable transmissions (CVT), up-to-the-minute coverage of drivelines for front-wheel drive (FWD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicles, as well as the latest information on today's high-tech electronic controls and automatic shifting devices. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Gelenke und Gelenkwellen

Berechnung, Gestaltung, Anwendungen

Author: Hans-Christoph Seherr-Thoss,Friedrich Schmelz,Erich Aucktor

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 364256271X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 342

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The Complete Builder's Guide to Hot Rod Chassis and Suspensions

Author: Jeff Tann

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709182

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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In How to Build Hot Rod Chassis, highly regarded hot rodding author Jeff Tann covers everything enthusiasts need to know about designing and building their new chassis and suspension system. It thoroughly explores both factory and aftermarket frames, modified factory solid-axle suspensions, and aftermarket independent front and rear suspension setups. No matter what design a reader may be considering for his own car, How to Build Hot Rod Chassis delivers a wealth of information on the pros and cons of all systems available.
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Manual Transmissions and Transaxles

Author: Jack Erjavec

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 9780827376762

Category: Motor vehicles

Page: 704

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The second edition of this best selling title in the Today's Technician series. has all the elements characteristic in the Today's Technician series. The classroom manual provides all necessary theory to understand manual transmission while the shop manual provides hands-on experience. New job sheets have been added to the shop manual to aid in student retention and comprehension. Furthermore, new material has been added to the basics of electricity and electronics as it relates to drive train systems and new coverage of six-speed transmissions, new differential gearing, inertia flywheel systems, shift blocking, and new 4-wheel drive and all-wheel drive systems.ALSO AVAILABLE INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDERInstructor's Guide, ISBN: 0-8273-7678-2Classroom Manager, ISBN: 0-8273-7677-4
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TechOne

Manual transmissions

Author: Jack Erjavec

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781401834005

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 408

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Delmar Learning’s new TechOne: Manual Transmissions simplifies teaching and learning with its unique format. Concise chapters cover theory, diagnosis, service, and repair for manual transmission systems, sub-topics, and components. This easy-to-follow method helps students rapidly progress from one topic to the next. Strong illustrations and photos enhance the approach for visual learners, and all students can benefit from the coverage of ASE certification requirements. Once the course is completed, an ASE practice exam in the Appendix allows students to put their skills to the test.
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Driveline '84

22 March 1984, 1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London

Author: Institution of Mechanical Engineers (Great Britain). Automobile Division

Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 113

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The Sportscar & Kitcar Suspension & Brakes High-Performance Manual

Author: Des Hammill

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845842073

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 2873

How to get the best from sportscars/kit cars with wishbone front suspension, coil springs and telescopic shocks. Includes ‘chassis' integrity, geometry, ride height, camber, castor, kpi, springs, shockers, testing & adjustment.
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Jeep Cherokee XJ Performance Upgrades

1984-2001 - Revised Edition

Author: Eric Zappe

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613251769

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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The Jeep Cherokee XJ is a pioneering SUV that delivers commendable performance and off-road capability. More than 3 million Cherokee XJs were manufactured during its production run. However, when the XJs rolled off the production lines, they were built primarily for the street. As a result, XJs need crucial modifications and high-performance upgrades to make them better for off-road duty. In this updated edition, author and veteran Cherokee expert Eric Zappe guides you through each stage of an XJ build, so you can take the mild-mannered, bone-stock XJ and upgrade it to a capable off-road performer. Zappe delves into suspension bolt-on improvements, including lift kits to increase ground clearance and suspension travel. He also covers high-performance shocks and long-arm suspensions. Wheels and tires are your vital link to the terrain, and he reveals all the important considerations so you select the right combination. XJs need a heavy-duty steering system to negotiate challenging off-road conditions, and Zappe explains several ways to upgrade the steering. Driveline and axle upgrades are an important part of the performance equation, so these performance improvements are covered as well. But he doesn’t stop there; he also explores engine performance improvements for the 2.5-, 2.8-, 4.0-liter engines so the Cherokee has more power for off-road performance. In addition, he covers some basic tips for body strengthening and adding skid plates. If you’re ready to go off road with your Cherokee but you’re not planning to build a top-dollar off-road machine, this is the book for you. With the techniques and latest products described in this book, you will be able to upgrade your XJ to much higher level of performance and your XJ will be at home off and on road.
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NATEF Standards Job Sheet - A3 Manual Transmissions

Author: Jack Erjavec

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 9780766863699

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 9126

New from today's leading automotive education publisher, each of our eight NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) Standards Job Sheets workbooks has been thoughtfully designed to assist users in gaining valuable job preparedness skills and mastering specific technical competencies required for success as a professional automotive technician. Ideal for use as a stand-alone item, or with any comprehensive or topic-specific automotive book, the entire series is based on current NATEF standards and consists of individual books for each of the following areas: Engine Repair, Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles, Manual Drive Trains and Axles, Suspension and Steering, Brakes, Electricity/Electronics, Heating and Air Conditioning, and Engine Performance. Central to each manual are well-designed and easy-to-read job sheets, each of which contains specific, performance-based objectives, lists of required tools and materials, safety precautions, plus step-by-step procedures to lead users to completion of shop activities. As they work through each task, users are encouraged to conduct tests, record measurements, make observations, and employ critical-thinking skills in order to draw conclusions. Space for users to make notes concerning problems encountered while working, as well as space for instructors to add comments and/or grades, is also included.
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Trucking Business

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Transportation, Automotive

Page: N.A

View: 1926

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