Photo 1 Lighting relays in place with the fuse block
Photo 2 Started connecting the relays to the light switch
Photo 3 Started to tape up the wires.
Photo 4 Dash board hung up to make wiring easier.
Photo 5 Connected all the switches up
Photo 6 Closer view of the switches, I have ignition, wipers, horn, indicators and the engine turning over.
Continued from the last post
Photo 1 Drilled the cap-head set screw head size next 3/8.
Photo 2 Using a 1/8 cut off disc in the grinder, cut the plate through the center of the large hole.
Photo 3 Tapped the holes out to 1/4 and screwed them together.
Photo 4 Drilled and tapped out the bracket on the bucket.
Photo 5 Finished just needs polishing.
Total cost 11 dollars and 2 hours work far cheaper than $400.00.
Due to the ridiculous cost to machine parts in Australia, I will do it all myself a new toy arriving in a few days it will pay for itself in a month or two.
I decide to get the steering support machined by an engineering shop. I drew the part up on cad and sent it to a few workshops for a quote, I am glad I asked for a quote it came back at $400.00 plus. What a joke.
This is what you can do with a hole saw, battery drill and grinder. I purchased the aluminium for $11.00 dollars.
Photo 1 The drawing.
Photo 2 The aluminium plate this is free machining Ύ thick.
Photo 3 Marked out the plate.
Photo 4 Using a 2 hole-saw cut the hole out.
Photo 5 Drilled the Ό tapping size first.
Steering column needed to be finished as the indicator, hazard lights & horn needs to be set up & wired in, this has been manufactured from 2 S/S tube with a 4 reducer. This was cut down & tig welded to the end. Acquired an indicator unit from speedway, this needed to be modified as the reducer was not long enough to insert it inside. Not exactly what I wanted but it looks ok, I will change it when I work out the best way to re-fabricate it.
Photo 1 The finished polished tube.
Photo 2 The reducer.
Photo 3 Inside view.
Photo 4 Fitted onto the steering shaft I need to make a nylon spacer to keep it central. Im looking for a small lathe to purchase.
Photo 5 Indicator unit fitted to the side of the 2 tube.
Photo 6 Top view of the same.
Started wiring the gauges, after laying out all the wires made them into a loom, this makes it tidy & easier to disconnect.
Photo 01 laying the wires out
Photo 02 dash board lights completed
Photo 03 Ignition wire added to each gauge.