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09-21-2005 11:55 PM Engine Mount
Joined the motor to the turbo 350 gearbox. Bolted the gearbox in place and set the motor up using the old manifold. Used an engineers level to make sure the carburetor would sit square and level. As my apprentice instructor always said may years ago tack first check double check wait a while check again then weld. I have decided to weld fully when I have nearly finished. It's a lot easier to remove something tacked than welded. After looking at the photo's I think I need to clean the shed up.


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09-21-2005 11:40 PM Engine Mount
Decided to use 2" box section for the motor mounting tube. Auto-cad came in handy to get the correct cutting angles and total length of the bracket. Used a 6" drop for the engine support bracket. Welded fish-plates to the chassis. Setup the tube and engine mounts onto the motor before fully welding all the angles. The bracket shrunk by ½" after welding didn't think about this happening. I will need to add spacers between the fish-plates to prevent the chassis pulling in.


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09-21-2005 10:05 PM Gearbox Mount
03-09-05
Manufactured the gearbox mount from 2" box section, used a 4" drop side plates manufactured from 2 ½" by 1/4" by 3 1/2" mild steel plate bolted to a 3/8" plate made to the same size. I have decided to bolt the mount on instead of welding. This makes it easier to change the motor and gearbox at a later stage.


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08-16-2005 12:11 AM Spring Swing Plates
Manufactured the spring swing plates from ¼" 316 stainless steel plate 1 ½" wide used a belt linisher to mould all the curves. Made the shafts from 5/8" 316 stainless steel, machined the ends down to ½". Had to remember back 30 years on how to thread cut on a lathe. Brought stainless dome nuts to finish the look off. Now all that's left is to polish the plates.


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08-09-2005 03:02 AM Front Suspension
Manufactured the front spring perch plates. Just waiting on the spring manufacturer to supply the front spring. Have decided to mount the spring above the drop axle so I can fit hydraulic shocks straight onto the axle. The spring end support brackets will be welded on the bend of the drop axle, this will hide the small dent that occurred when I pressed it.


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