I’m wondering if anybody can help me by critiquing my project idea of having a failsafe power train 4x4 for remote touring🙂.
Instead of having one big engine, I’m toying with the idea of running two small engines, parallel to each other, which would turn a mitre gearbox (90* bevel gears), which would both then have output shafts entering a differential to mate them into a single output.
I would run a differential lock so that I could disconnect a blown motor and drive turn the differential off a single engine (instead of just having the opposite side of the differential spin in reverse).
The only major hurdle I have thought of so far, is that the shafts would be spinning in opposite directions as they enter the diff which would be relatively ineffective and make me ever so slightly sad.
I’m thinking to overcome this I’ll need a 180* bevel bear to reverse the drive rotate of one of the shafts.
What say you?