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Byronpen 03-25-2019 08:21 AM

Rev gear box no jack shaft
 
I was wondering can you get a gear box and run it in rev full time. I don't want to install a jack shaft if I have a choice.

ezcome-ezgo 03-26-2019 07:24 AM

Welcome. Can you provide a little more detail? Are you asking if you can run a gear box in reverse continuously? Please explain why this question is being asked. Also what does it have to do with a jackshaft? I can't speak for everyone here, but many of us would like to help you, but we simply need more information.

itsid 04-22-2019 04:56 AM

Oh I know.. someone installed the engine backwards and now struggles
with getting the vehicle to move forward...

Am I right?

'sid

BigWes 04-22-2019 06:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by itsid (Post 520647)
Oh I know.. someone installed the engine backwards and now struggles
with getting the vehicle to move forward...

Am I right?

'sid

Bahaha

Kartorbust 04-22-2019 07:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by itsid (Post 520647)
Oh I know.. someone installed the engine backwards and now struggles
with getting the vehicle to move forward...

Am I right?

'sid

Another likely situation is, the original engine was one that ran backwards...Kawasaki Mules are like that.

anickode 04-22-2019 10:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by itsid (Post 520647)
Oh I know.. someone installed the engine backwards and now struggles
with getting the vehicle to move forward...

Am I right?

'sid

That's my guess. Probably had a jackshaft built into the engine plate with the sprocket on the right side, and they bought it as a roller, no engine, no plate. Slapped a motor on there, and now it spins the wrong way. Gear ratio might be wrong too, if it used compound gearing with the jackshaft.

Cheapest fix is to put the seat in backwards. :lolgoku:

JTSpeedDemon 04-22-2019 11:10 AM

Just like the Mythbusters' backwards car... :roflol:
I've actually seen that thing in person!
It would be fun to find an engine that runs "backwards"(clockwise), since it would be fun to make a rear-right wheel one wheel peel go kart. For the sake of uniqueness. Might perform ok on a speedway track...


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