did anyone try to build a dog gearbox for the R8 /A 110 and derivates or was thinking about?
I would like to have a much longer 1. and 2. gear to get better connection to the 3. one. Furthermore, the 5. gear is much too short anyway especially for a powerful car. You might go crazy with driving 100 km/h (about 60 mph) with making 4500 rpm, this maybe adequat for a 100 BHP car which is only used in Motorsports, without moving on traffic roads.
I thought about making an own gearbox, but itīs really a very big expense turning all gears / shafts, dogs and sliders and toothing is very expensive in summary.
The problem with the stock boxes ( no matter if 330/353/364 a.s.o) is that the sychromesh ring of the first gear wheel has a big diameter.If you want to go to a longer 1. gear, the wheel on the main shaft has to become smaller a Diameter, so the synchro ring has too less space inside the Wheel. Thats the reason why These kind of boxes are never comparable with real racing boxes as for instance BMW, Ford or Opel are using.
In consequence, you have to go to a dog box without synchro rings and one is completly free to design the box. It would be interesting if anyone shares my thoughts. Funny that I donīt find someone in Germany or even in France who is interested in creating such a box. So I thought to try it on the other side of the globe....
Sometimes, there might be solutions by random, f.i. with a existing dogbox which shares the shaft distances (70 mm) of another box and it might be possible to use complicated parts as dogs or sliders or gearwheels from an other gearbox.