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2009 - 2010 SAE Mini Baja


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1st gear

Drivetrain
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6th gear

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1st gear

Two types of transmissions were considered for this project: a manual transmission and
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A CVT continuously varies the gear ratio to keep the engine in its peak power band. The

the gear ratio is varied anywhere between two fixed high and low ratios. The manual tran
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6th gear

from which the operator must select the correct gear for the current driving situation
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vehicle because they rely on friction between the belt and pulleys to transmit torqu inefficient and prone to slipping when exposed to dust or water. This is not an issue wi gear driven (very efficient, no slipping) and they are protected from the elements by a se

TransmissionThe manual transmission selected for the 2010 Lumberjack Racing Baja is the same 1979

used in last years car. In order to utilize this transmission it was disassembled and the motorcycle engine crank had been attached) was replaced with a new custom design interface on top of the transmission was resealed with a custom aluminum cover.

Figure 8: Original transmission input shaft (left) vs. redesigned input shaft (right)

For increased versatility, interchangeable gears were placed on the engine output shaft and 10 clearly show the locations of the interchangeable gears. There will be two gears lo well as two gears on the input shaft of the transmission. This will give the vehicle four di performance, towing, or top speed