Now I just have to figure out what to do about having a mid-mounted engine with the transmission pointing forward instead of rearward to get the driveshaft headed back towards the rear??? At first I figured I would just use the extra transfer case that I have laying out in the garage, but then I realized that would the output wouldn't be centered and that wouldn't work. . .at least not for IRS. . .so I guess I will have to drop some money on a V-Drive!!!
why would you want the engine backwards? run the motor and transmission the right direction then either couple the diff to the transmission or run a short little driveshaft. no need for a v-drive or t-case...
I'm a manual guy. . .I don't really care for automatic's. . .so that's one reason why I wanna run the engine backwards. . .I know the shift pattern would be different but it won't be too bad. . .
. . .the other reason is for weight distrubution. . .I just ran a 4 hr. endurance race this weekend in a single seat buggy that me and 3 of my friends built and one our weekpoints was our turning radius. . .part of that was that we had a wider wheelbase (62.5" compared to 50 something inches) than the competition and part of that was because we didn't have enough weight on the front end and if the turn was too tight the front would push really bad because there wasn't enough weight on the front tires for them to be able to keep traction. . .that and since we all had to run the same stock engines we didn't have enough power to break the rear end free at super low speeds to keep pointed in the right direction. . .