<VV> Nomenclature for differentials
mr.jebecker at gmail.com
Mon Jun 2 11:48:54 EDT 2014
The official engineers names for things and what we call them in the fierld
are often quite different. Check out patent terminology, it can be
different yet. I posted the following the other day but never saw it come
back to me. I probably did something wrong.
The timing gears and flywheel are on the same end of the crankshaft. That
part is actually the timing gear cover. It just happens to have a big
mounting flange. They could have made the timing gear cover flatter and put
the bell shape on the differential carrier. Then we would all be calling
the differential carrier a bell housing.
By the way, I suspect that putting the big flanges where the differential
and engine bolt together far forward (towards the differential) maximized
the space available for the cooling system.
From: Clark Hartzel via VirtualVairs
Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2014 6:16 PM
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Subject: Nomenclature for differentials
According to Chevrolet drawings I have, what the ring gear bolts to is the
case and case cover. The big iron housing that bolts to the engine and
transmission is the carrier. Remember the carrier caries the case!
Clark Hartzel, former CPF Curator and all around nit picker.
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