yeah kevin, i hear ya. i think i agree that the effects may be minimal for stock motors. especially the off power forward transfer. there are certainly methods to figure it out using the torque curve from a dyno and chassis geometry.
twin belt cars already have this transfer going on in the "good" direction, but shaft cars see no fore and aft transfer from motor torque. is it apparent when you drive one versus the other? nope. granted we are talking about twice that magnitude for the new atlas car, but twice something that is virtually undetectable, is still, well, very minute.
i think it would be interesting to see how well the efficiency is impacted with that design, as the small pulley, omitted here, dominates the efficiency of all the other belt cars out.
fyi - i just figured out that the carbon side plates on the rear bulkheads serve as a means to relocate the layshaft (lower) using the existing bulkheads from the si car. cheap!
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