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Re: [Spridgets] Towing A Bugeye

Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Towing A Bugeye
From: Lester Ewing via Spridgets <spridgets@autox.team.net>
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2019 12:21:21 -0500
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Maybe I missed it but why not tow it backwards on a dolly?  Rear wheels not 
turning so no concerns.  Tie the steering wheel off so that it goes mostly 
straight ahead.


> On Sep 27, 2019, at 8:22 PM, Mark J Bradakis via Spridgets 
> <spridgets@autox.team.net> wrote:
> On 9/27/19 1:05 PM, Bob Spruck via Spridgets wrote:
>> If you tow with the rear wheels on the ground, everything from the tires to 
>> the clutch will be turning.
> No, not everything will be turning.  If the rear wheels are on the ground 
> while towing and the driveshaft is still connected, the only thing rotating 
> in the gearbox will be the mainshaft.  None of the gears will be turning, the 
> layshaft will NOT be turning, will NOT be splashing oil around inside the 
> transmission.  For the 50 mile distance you quote this will not be an issue, 
> you aren't going to burn up the unlubricated bearings for such a short time. 
> Well, maybe if you tow at 300 mph, but I'm guessing that ain't gonna happen.
> mjb.
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