Originally Posted by PatM
Someone mentioned the corvair. I seem to recall fibre fab using this approach in their Valkerie. They employed a much-strengthened input shaft to handle the V8 torque. You might try to find some history on this. Just a thought.
You know Pat when I was a kid,the dream build I never got to was the Crown Corvair.The good thing about the wt distribution was how they drove like they where on railroad tracks,but it was also the bad thing how hard they hooked.I do remember a custom input shaft,but anything over 300hp tore the ring gear out of them.I do remember afew built with a BBC,ridiculous over wt concoctions.A slightly warmed over 350 was considered too much for the ring and pinion without any solutions.
Gezz that has to have been 40 yrs ago.But that is what I remember.
Did alittle search and this is what I came up with.Page through the article with the arrows on the bottom of the page.