Velvet Drive 71 Series V-Drive Transmissions

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Borg-Warner’s (Velvet Drive’s) integral V-Drive marine transmission is a compact, self-contained unit that helps create extra cargo and cabin space by allowing you to move your engines further aft. Because the V-Drive requires no universal joints, a potentially costly maintenance item is completely eliminated. The deeper offset of the Velvet Drive® V-Drive marine gear allows easy propeller shaft alignment for quick, simple installation.

A series of reduction ratios is available. For twin-screw applications, opposite propeller rotation can be provided for two engines of like rotation through the use of gear and chain drive transmissions.

TAD offers Rebuilt exchange Velvet Drive 71 & 72 Series Transmissions. We can rebuild yours or offer one of our rebuilds on an exchange basis (subject to availability). When enquiring, you will need to furnish information from the original data plate. Model, Reduction, Size of output coupling which comes in 4” & 5”. There is a penalty for core transmissions that are returned in a non-rebuildable condition i.e. bad casings, gear damage, excessive input shaft wear or require more than service items to rebuild them.

Service Items include but not limited to:

You can ship your core in ahead of time, we will inspect it and determine if it is an acceptable core. Our testing process carried out on completion, checks for Oil Pressures, Oil Flow and Temperatures in Forward and Reverse. Transient boaters can expect priority service. Call us for pricing and availability.

inches (millimeters)
Model A B C* D E Ø ??? Reductions
71 Series (10-04) 5.63

(143.00)

12.72

(323.09)

19.15

(486.41)

7.64

(194.06)

10.19

(253.83)

10.14

(257.56)

1.21:1 – 2.49:1

1.51:1 – 1.99:1

72 Series (10-05) 5.63

(143.00)

12.72

(323.09)

20.06

(509.52)

8.58

(217.93)

10.19

(253.83)

10.14

(257.56)

1.21:1 – 2.49:1

1.51:1 – 1.99:1

Model V-Drive Model 71C (10-04)
Available Ratios: 1.58 – 2.03 – 2.47 – 2.93:1.00
Shaft Rotation: Please specify output shaft rotation to be same as or opposite to engine rotation when ordering.
Approximate Dry Weight (direct drive): 190 lb. (86.2 kg.)
Model V-Drive Model 72C (10-05)
Available Ratios: 1.58 – 2.03 – 2.47 – 2.93:1.00
Shaft Rotation: Output same as engine unless noted by asterisk. (*)
Approximate Dry Weight (direct drive): 203 lb. (92.1 kg.)

Note: Velvet Drive V-Drive Transmissions are not currently produced and have not been for some time. We can evaluate your old unit to determine if it is rebuildable. If it has suffered a failure beyond wear and tear, some of the internal parts are no longer available. Any rebuilt exchange units are subject to availability. When enquiring, please state the exact model and reduction. This information should be on the data tag.

Note: If your installation will allow you to lower your engine approx. 2” or less (depending on your model) you might consider discussing with us an in line version of this transmission without the drop. It is the drop in the output coupling that makes it exclusive.

Prices are made available by email or phone.

Request 71 Series V-Drive Purchasing Info

Request 72 Series V-Drive Purchasing Info

or call us at 1-804-642-9296 for more information.

Don’t forget to inspect the Damper Drive Plate Coupling while the transmission is removed. This is a wear item and is normally replaced while the transmission is removed. TAD carries a good stock of these plates.

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