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I will stick my flag in this spot for this subject! Only Fred has the power to pull it up :P

For my first weird and radical idea-
I was just poking around Jameco and saw these pressure sensing resistors. The first thing I thought of was a way to measure torque. Imagine building a bellhousing that is split. and in the split you put these pressure sensing resistors that could measure the amount of torsional force exerted between the engine and transmission. This way there would be an accurate method of measuring the engine's output at all times during normal operating conditions!

What do you all think?

Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:44 am
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Sounds dangerous! :-D

I think they make things you can stick in the driveshaft and possibly betweeen clutch and trans that are called load cells that could do this job?

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Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:03 pm
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Lol you sound like my dad :P
It's kinda because I have been thinking about making my own bell housings for different projects. Like I would really like to use my AX15 with that Yamaha motor when I get it ready, and use those in my pickup. If I have to make a bell housing, I may as well implement something interesting, don't you think? I was actually thinking about making several bell pattern templates and design a connection to use 3" away from the block so that it would be a 2 part bell with a common connection so that perhaps in the future any transmission could be mated to any engine. Even though time is running out for that, with the EV trend looming on the horizon. But perhaps adapters for old transmissions could be made for electrical motors this way as well.

Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:48 pm
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