Boxing clever


I picked up a gearbox for the project and now have a whole series of fresh challenges! The Toyota iQ box is a novel CVT, with an ECU ensuring the pulleys extend between four fixed ratios. The effect is like a 4 speed automatic, but achieved without any actual gears.

I could have taken the easy option of using a standard clutch and a brit bike or Harley box. However, if I did that anyone looking would recognize it straight away. The idea is that you look at the engine and wonder what the hell it is, and wherever else you look there are no more clues!

The fluid flywheel (on the other side) means the whole assembly is there, ready to rock. I just have to figure out how to drive it, and knock up some electronics. Easy right?? Hmm…

About Sophie Whiptank - aka Bart

I'm just a bloke doing some stuff, the more interesting bits I post on my blog. Scroll down far enough and you'll see me riding from Melbourne Australia to Birmingham, England in 2014. But now I'm working on another project, a single cylinder motorbike engine at 2750cc!

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