|Posted on Monday, April 15, 2013 - 02:58 pm: ||
Where is the transmission oil indicator
Post Number: 9
|Posted on Friday, April 19, 2013 - 12:51 pm: ||
i'm not all that familiar with the Chrysler flat head engines, which leads me to ask... are you sure it is not common with the lube oil crankcase? Lots of engines with mechanical reverse gears were.
Post Number: 77
|Posted on Friday, April 19, 2013 - 06:34 pm: ||
Hi - The 6 and 8 cylinder side valve marine plants were reversed block designs with flywheel forward and the timing end crankshaft now aft fitted with a drive gear that mated with the mechanicals of the gearbox. Ahead was via plate clutches while astern was achieved via a band brake on the gear case and spur gears. Lubrication is via the crankshaft centreline supply into the gearbox direct. Remainder of gearbox is splash with oil thrown out of the case to collect and drain back into the engine crankcase. Shared is the supply to the reduction box aft of the gearbox. Ratios could be 1:1, 1.5:1, 1:2, 1:5 and 1:10. The pipe plug on the reduction box is for draining old oil from the gearbox. Used to run a Chrysler Royal M8 with 1:2 reduction box in a 27' speedboat and plant was stripped to last nut and bolt.