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Old 11-28-2012, 01:35 AM   #11
vortexau
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With 2WD its not so compelling to have a lead on the hack wheel. The WWII Norton Big4 military outfits had tug-rear and hack wheel in line.

Its a lot to do with where the combination C.O.G. sits.

Consider this- its quite feasible to employ a complete transaxle+gearbox from a rear-wheel drive automobile. Since solo BMWs have had VW aircooled boxer fours coupled up to their existing transmissions ---- the reverse must also be possible: coupling a late-model BMW oilhead motor onto a beetle (or kombi) transmission!




Use this for simple 2WD, and modify to produce un-equal drive power-split like 65% Tug & 35% Hack.



Even a complete buggy rear frame could be attached to a motorcycle front end!



Boxer twins are a very versatile design! They've even appeared as Two-Strokes.
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