Step-down transmission

All that has to do with the power train, gearbox, clutch, fuels and lubricants, etc. Generally the mechanical side of Formula One.
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Step-down transmission

Post by firestorm777 » Fri Apr 01, 2005 10:02 pm

I recently found on eBay a person advertising a step-down transmission. I read somewhere that many of the Grand Prix cars have that kind of transmission these days. how do they work? Is it centripital, or is it controlled in the same manner as an automatic?

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Post by DaveKillens » Sat Apr 02, 2005 1:40 pm

This link describes F1 gearboxes.

I don't think the transmission for sale on eBay is remotely connected to an F1 transmission. They are incredibly expensive, rare, and unobtainable. They need complex electonics and hydraulics to run them, and they operate in a manner that really isn't applicable to a transmission used on a "normal" road vehicle. Additionally, many parts inside one of the F1 transmissions are designed for just a few hours, and then need to be replaced.

The only step down transmissions I know of are industrial and agricultural. Definitely, without any doubt, nothing to do with F1

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Post by BrentK7 » Fri Aug 26, 2005 8:16 pm

doesn't a step down machanism just take and change the gear ratio? basically like a rear differential. I could be wrong.
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step down trans?

Post by Guest » Sun Aug 28, 2005 6:45 am