I get it now... I was thinking more like the torsion springs on the suspension than a direct drive harmonic damper.gruntguru wrote: ↑Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:07 amThe quill shaft would be much too stiff for that to happen. Think of its function in terms of soaking up large spikes in timing drive torque. These spikes are much higher than the average drive torque but very short duration. They will be positive and negative.Zynerji wrote: ↑Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:00 amGreat stuff, thanks for the well put together responses to my questions.
The logical side of my brain said that the camshaft would lag a bit behind the quill shaft due to the fact that it's a torsion spring. That didn't make sense to me as the clearances are so tight, that too sudden of an acceleration would have the piston hitting a valve.
If you are electrically minded, imagine a low pass filter removing the AC component without affecting the DC.
And I am far more of a "people math" person, so I'm much more familiar with leadership, psychology, NLP, and such, but I find very few congruencies with mechanical or electrical systems.