Hi guys, thanks for the input. Marvin, the flywheel I think will go very close mounted to the tail shaft on transmission. This way I pick up a few RPMs and therefore more flywheel energy. The drive shaft will then go into a pillow block, terminating in a 6" dual belt pulley and PTO connector. The pulleys I’m looking at are a quick disconnect style, so if I need to upgrade it (triple belts?) for whatever reason, it should be no problem. There’s plenty of room there for belts chains or whatever. That whole angled section is reserved for belts pulleys etc.
Terry good point on the passenger side chunking. Not sure I’ll be in that situation, but I was inclined to that side anyways. Too many videos of Wayne doing it there I guess. Always copy a smarter guy than yourself!
Towing is not a concern. This thing is very tongue heavy. This is intended to give stability when blocked up. The rear axle is lighter now without the drums, most of the weight is the engine and tranny. If I ever do tow it, I won’t be rally racing for sure, but mostly wheels are for short trips across the yard. Narrow axle is out of my way for working stationary, which is again 99% of the use-case here.
I think the axle is going backwards, albeit upside down. I get confused on this rotational stuff. The tranny output is counterclockwise, meaning the rear input is clockwise. Now they’re both pointed backward, so the axle is turning counterclockwise like the driveshaft.
There’s no slinger or scraper in my diff, although I might be able to add one… Wouldn’t a slinger work backwards as well as forwards? I guess it depends on the shape. Also note that Wayne’s axle is definitely going backwards and he’s chunked more wood than I’ll ever dream of, with no apparent issues.
Yes I intend to have two PTO outputs, one 540 and one 1000. I already have both speeds sitting there, just need to weld on PTO stubs and plug in a gen head, water pump, wood chipper, anything really.