1) do you plan on making these long term? it will probably be a while (a LONG time) til i'm financially ready to start my build and would like to have a box providing it tests favorably. If that means i need to snag one up and hold on to it then so be it.
2) I'm planning to do a MR layout BEC... so this unit would end up being mounted "sideways" and would have sprockets on it... is the box strong enough to handle that?
Timmay, I plan on making these unit as long as possible. With me in a unpredictable career right now I need another source income - since most, not all, be most of us will work past 70 yrs old
. BUT my main intention for developing the RBox was to offer something more affordable, more features that the current products. My box wasn't designed for the sideway configuration you plan to implement. The forces/loads from that angle would have a negative affect on the box - BUT we don't know anything until its tested in your arrangement described.
do you have final dimensions of the box? You mentioned at the beginning that you wanted to build the box out of easily sourced OEM components...did the final product end up like that? Just by eyeballing it, I'm thinking the answer to this is no, but did you design it so that it can drop in to replace a Quaife box?
Others have asked about the final dimensions of the RBox and I've only provided approximates for the HXLXW. I will post a technical drawing real soon but for now, the dimensions are as follows: 6"x7"X5" (hxlxw). The overall inline length from input to output flange is 11.00"
. The input/ouput shafts are more aligned to the right of the unit; depending how wide your shaft tunnel is you should have plenty of room to shift the box to the left or right to align it with the engine's outputshaft. My car's tunnel is 6" wide
As stated, the RBox was orginally designed to use OEM parts and it does. The box uses Suzuki bike parts, and eventually I may offer a kit where you find your own shaft/gears (Suzuki parts online or a recycle yard), and I provide everything else to make it work. Some parts are custom though, requiring my maching. I didn't take any design cues from Quaife or the Nova Racing units so the RBox will not be a simple plug-n-play. You will need to make some adjustments to your mounting point(s) in the chassis shaft tunnel, but once I make good technical drawings available, new chassis builders can design around my specs.