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Old 04-11-2019, 05:11 AM   #1
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I see my idea has been tried before

I suggested a while ago that someone should invent a pullout for motors for ease of servicing them - I came across this picture at 2:am
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Old 04-11-2019, 08:48 AM   #2
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How is that connected to the transmission/driveshaft?

I suppose you could just pull the splines and drop the shaft to pull the engine, but even that sounds like a lot of work. Does that engine look a bit small for a bus of that vintage? I wonder if that's just a generator of some sort.
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How is that connected to the transmission/driveshaft?

I suppose you could just pull the splines and drop the shaft to pull the engine, but even that sounds like a lot of work. Does that engine look a bit small for a bus of that vintage? I wonder if that's just a generator of some sort.
Buses that old often came with small gas inline 6 engines.
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I don't need a slide-out, I'd be happy with having the body on a hinge like the NHRA funny cars. SUNDAY (SUNDAY) NITRO FUNNY CAR FUEL INJECTION

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How is that connected to the transmission/driveshaft?

I suppose you could just pull the splines and drop the shaft to pull the engine, but even that sounds like a lot of work. Does that engine look a bit small for a bus of that vintage? I wonder if that's just a generator of some sort.
I was picturing how that would work last night - there would have to be a lockup on the transmission so it didn't turn when the motor was pulled forward, otherwise the splines wouldn't match when the motor was pushed back
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I don't need a slide-out, I'd be happy with having the body on a hinge like the NHRA funny cars. SUNDAY (SUNDAY) NITRO FUNNY CAR FUEL INJECTION

that would work too
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