Thanks for all the educational and interesting info regarding the
difference between straight cuts and helical. I had no idea regarding the
differences (side thrust) and the applications (not being a racer).
Love this list. . . the best of the best out there . . no doubt about it!
Every and any question I have had over the last 8 years on this list often
gets answered with details that I never knew about.
On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 7:11 PM, Kevin Valentine <email@example.com>wrote:
> It's explained very well here;
> Kevin V.
> Tuscarora, Pa
> On Feb 21, 2012, at 11:04 PM, Mark Haynes wrote:
> OK racers,
>> Can someone explain to me why all of the racers want to use Straight cut
>> in their transmissions? Straight cut gears (or spur gears) apply the
>> load to only one tooth on each gear at a time, where helical gears (such
>> are commonly used in manual transmissions) apply the torque load to two to
>> three teeth at a time. Thus the helical gears have less of a tendency to
>> damaged, where the spur gears take a beating.
>> So what's the attraction? (Plus straight cut gears are whiny!)
>> Or is it just the way in which they are engaged, Dogs vs conical synchros?
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