Re: [DML] Gear Teeth Question
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Re: [DML] Gear Teeth Question



For the following reasons I am convinced our angle drives were
designed for right wheel applications:
1) On the left wheel, lubrication screw is upside down
2) Spindle cable is wound in same direction as left wheel rotation
(left wheel rotation tries to unwind it)
3) Left wheel rotation forces screw gear angles together (right wheel
rotation spreads them apart)
4) Smiths Motor Accessories LTD was a long established firm, in
business for nearly a century before DMC came on the scene, so it only
makes sense that their products were designed for the British right
hand drive market.

Bill Robertson
#5939

>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@...> wrote:
>
> I did ask a mechanical engineer friend, and he did say
> that these types of gears ARE directional..  And he
> agreed that if the angle drives in our DeLoreans were
> "borrowed" from a design where it has been flipped
> over, it would have a higher failure rate.
> 
> Maybe if I have some time, I will see if I can find my
> old one to take apart and have him inspect.
> 
> 
> --- Martin Gutkowski <martin@...> wrote:
> 
> > They are called SCREW GEARS
> > 
> >
>
http://pdf.directindustry.com/pdf/khk/screw-gears-catalogue/18644-19117-_2.html
> > 
> > 
> > content22207 wrote:
> > >
> > > I'm no physics major, so here's a question for
> > those who are:
> > >
> > > If you have two gears with teeth that intermesh at
> > an angle, like a
> > > letter V, is it easier to rotate towards the point
> > at the bottom or
> > > away towards the ends?
> > >
> > > I've been playing with my angle drive, and it sure
> > seems easier to
> > > turn backwards than forwards. It's as if there's a
> > binding force in
> > > one direction and a loosening force in the other.
> > >
> > > The gears in Smith angle drives angle towards the
> > speedometer output.
> > > Our primary direction of wheel rotation turns the
> > angles towards each
> > > other. If the unit were mounted on the right
> > wheel, primary wheel
> > > rotation would turn the angles away from each
> > other.
> > >
> > > Bill Robertson
> > > #5939
> > >
> > >  
> > 
> 
> 
> 
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