Originally Posted by VMJYogi
I'd like to know if there are manual transmissions with no layshaft. EX. the input shaft would have gearing on it and the driveshaft would be directly above or below the input shaft with no need of a layshaft. Has this been done? Is it still done? If not wouldn't it be a good idea to try it? What would be the problems with said tranny?
Do you mean the driveshaft would have gears on it...? Because that'd be the only way to transfer the power to the driveshaft from the input shaft.. If that's what you're saying, well, it has been done, it is done, but only on small applications. ie: 2 speed R/C cars. But in the real world, never been done to my knowledge. There'd be loads of problems with something like that, like there'd be no oil to cool it/lubricate it so it would wear and over-heat very quickly.