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Neat stuff Professor. Looking forward to this one.
It's a Peerless differential. They're made for mowers and golf carts. I got it off of a BGW Tri Rod I bought at Mid Ohio two summers ago. Here is what the BGW looks like:Sorry I'm behind on the thread Irk. What are the round parts and the lump attached to the sprocket on your axle? What was it originally from?
Pillow blocks are a common application for Formula SAE axles. Running 4 pillow blocks actually came recommended by the lead engineer of an IMSA race team, who happens to be the father of one of my crew guys. Granted, they CNC milled their own blocks. He ran two pillow blocks on their Virginia Tech SAE cars because of the suspension. These pillow blocks are self-aligning, so we have a little give locating them. If we do break one, then we go through the frame with the more common kart axle bearings.Looks awesome.
My one concern is the pillow blocks. Admittedly not familiar with these carts if that's a normal setup then ignore me, but I've had way more than my fair share of those castings break. From the 9.99 amazon ones to the 150 dollar ones from mcmaster with vibration the castings can crack.
I'm concerned about the direction of the force with them mounted that orientation , all the force is going into the shoulder of the casting which is where I've had them crack.
i assume it will likely be fine, but it looks like no suspension, (and vibration is what breaks them) combine that with a sudden impact like a pothole...