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05-12-2012 08:52 PM Gilmer Belt Late
The gilmer belt was supposed to be here on Thurs. or Fri. It finally came in today's mail. Not in time to prevent a honey-do. Stained the front door.

Then I replaced the gilmer and the v-belt in the unit.

Got the holes drilled but pipe is still just a bit too large. Don is going to help me out!

Two weeks behind schedule?


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05-07-2012 08:59 PM Delays
Saturday was a golf outing. I felt guilty part of the time, but I needed a change.

Today after work I set up the Shopsmith as a drill press and started drilling the holes for the rotisserie. Unfortunately, the gilmer belt was probably older than me and in about as good a shape as me. It shelled. So now I have to wait on a new one which should get here by the end of the week. Here's hoping.


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04-29-2012 07:03 PM Rotisserie
Started making the front rotisserie adapter on Saturday.

The main member is 2x3 rectangular tubing. The ends were drilled to mount to the hinge mounts on the firewall.

Angle iron pieces were welded the top, tying the main member to the radiator support bar holes at the top of the firewall.

The pivot mount was cut out and mocked up. The green horizontal line with the vertical "dash" in the middle represents the center point of the 1-1/2" SCH 40 pipe which will create the pivot.


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04-18-2012 06:23 AM Rotisserie
Last night I removed the front sheet metal and brakes getting ready to build the front rotisserie adapter.



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04-14-2012 08:20 PM Rotisserie Mods
Thursday night the other stand was cut apart.

Today, the parts were all cut to size and the stands were put back together 9 inches shorter.

Now to start making the mounts for the body.


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