Mud in my Veins
Join Date: Oct 1999
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Re: why do engines slope downward toward the rear?
I guess the drivetrain angle could be the primary reason, but then I have to wonder if it's tilted like that on longer trucks because they don't need the extra tilt and it hurts the front angle as much as it helps the rear. This of course is ok for us Bronco guys because our font shafts are so much longer than the rears. Somebody should come out with a top-loader chunk for the 9" that turns it into a mini-rockwell, then driveshaft angles are no worry at all [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] I guess a MOG9 or HUM9 would affectively do the same thing, but damn those ain't cheap! I measured my front shaft at ~7° but haven't measured the rear... the CV can soak up a lot of angle but I'm not sure how much. I guess if I was really dedicated to this project I could buy one of those fancy cv shafts that can still function at 80° [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] I don't care that much, I just think it'd be cool to flatten out the belly if it wouldn't break the bank, or the truck [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]