This is an in-car shot of Mike drag racing his 73 Duster using a Lenco transmission. His dial in time is 10.60 and his ET for this race was a 10.61. This video shows the fast accelleration of a Mopar motor.
Car Transmissions & Synchromesh: "Spinning Levers" 1936 Chevrolet Auto Mechanics 10min
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Auto mechanics playlist:
'"The transmission in the modern motorcar -- the mechanism that makes it
possible to have three forward speeds and a reverse -- is a series of
levers, levers that spin."
VS cartoon of Archimedes trying to move earth with a lever extending from
the moon or another planet in outer space; CU cartoon of Archimedes says
"Give me a lever long enough and I can move the world."
CU disembodied hands using antique can opener to open a can of peaches; CU
can open cutting through top of can.
Two boys playing on a seesaw.
CU pitch bar tool inserted between train wheel and track; man cranks large
lever to move freight car along track; CU disembodied arm pumps lever
lifting antique car off ground.
VS man demonstrates basics of the lever using triangular piece as fulcrum
and a long metal piece, man attaches 10 lbs. weight to one end of the bar
and a 5 lbs. weight to the other end; man hangs various weights from both
ends of the bar balancing the two by moving the fulcrum to various points
along the bar; man demonstrates how a gear is constructed through numerous
VS stop-motion animation of two wheels with paddles added one by one
turning wheels into paddle wheels and then into interlocking gears; cuts to
more sophisticated gear; cuts to metal gears; VS CU different types of
machine gears, worm gears, bevel gears, lopsided gears.
Disembodied arm pieces together piece by piece a basic motor with various
gear components; superimposed text appears labeling various parts;
superimposed arrows identify different gears; motor begins to turn; cuts to
CU car drives across frame; cuts back to crude motor; camera pans to
Revolutions Per Minute dial which reads 100 rpm, camera pans to another RPM
instrument dial which reads 30 rpm; CU crude model of gears in motor,
superimposed arrows show flow of energy through the system.
CU RPM instrument dial reads 60 rpm; CU churning gears of motor,
superimposed arrows she flow of energy through gear system; VS man
demonstrates on gears how shifting to various gears works.
CU arrow point to 90 rpm on deal labeled Revolutions Per Minute; VS man
demonstrating different gears.
Great shot 4 lanes of cars stopped at stoplight on city street; Travel
Bureau sign in background.
CU disembodied hand in white glove shifts clutch of car; CU motor shifting
gears; CU tire with Chevrolet hubcap begins to move; 1920s and 1930s cars
stopped at traffic light begin to move; CU inside car woman shifts gears;
car driving down tree-lined highway in possibly New York, what appears to
be the Statue of Liberty is seen off in the distance.
Woman enters drivers seat of Chevrolet, man waves start flag; car drives
off down street; CU disembodied woman's foot on gas pedal beside break and
clutch pedal with Chevrolet logos; CU speedometer shows car hitting 60 mph;
CU woman downshifts; CU speedometer goes down to 35 mph; car stops at
bottom of hill.
CU sign along rugged road 'Steep Hill Use Second Gear"'
Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archive, slightly
cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild
video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise
reduction, clipping reduction, and equalization (the resulting sound,
though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).
A machine consists of a power source and a power transmission system, which
provides controlled application of the power. Merriam-Webster defines
transmission as: an assembly of parts including the speed-changing gears
and the propeller shaft by which the power is transmitted from an engine to
a live axle. Often transmission refers simply to the gearbox that uses
gears and gear trains to provide speed and torque conversions from a
rotating power source to another device...
Manual transmission come in two basic types:
- a simple but rugged sliding-mesh or unsynchronized / non-synchronous
system, where straight-cut spur gear sets are spinning freely, and must be
synchronized by the operator matching engine revs to road speed, to avoid
noisy and damaging "gear clash",
- and the now common constant-mesh gearboxes which can include
non-synchronised, or synchronized / synchromesh systems, where typically
diagonal cut helical (or sometimes either straight-cut, or double-helical)
gear sets are constantly "meshed" together, and a dog clutch is used for
changing gears. On synchromesh boxes, friction cones or "synchro-rings" are
used in addition to the dog clutch to closely match the rotational speeds
of the two sides of the (declutched) transmission before making a full
FASTEST STREET CAR IN THE WORLD! Larry Larson runs 6.95 @ 209 on Drag Week!!!
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Drag Week 2010 AND making the first 6 second pass in Drag Week history! Not
only did he make a 6 second pass, but he made that pass after driving 1200
miles on country roads, rain, and he did it 20 minutes after a 7.005 pass,
hot lapping the car!
Tire Shake Shootout (or when the shakers came to town)
A studie in deformation of dragrace tires in Slowmotion at 300 and 600fps
1/10 and 1/20 of realtime (at Cramonats in Malmoe, Sweden 2010-05-28
Camera is a Casio EX F1
Music: Rev Up. Artist: Manuel and the Renegades