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02-17-2013 04:16 AM
ranaweera sedere You asked about the kind of vehicles are in Sri Lanka.
All vehicles are right hand drive and they are Japanese,European and Chinese vehicles.
Ranaweera Sedere
02-17-2013 01:52 AM
unclebill
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Originally Posted by timothale View Post
I usually build everything, I have a lathe, mill, plasma, torch Mig, tig, press, E wheel, bead roller, saws, etc It's easier to try and not re-invent the wheel every time. I check out my speedway catalog, the Welder Series,TCI, SCotts, Morrison, CCR, RPM, Etc. info. There are some pieces that aren't worth the time and material cost to try to build myself. But my steel supplier will order full length's of DOM tubing for about 30 % of what some of the catalogs want. And I regulary check out their inventory of cut offs, drops, before they load it into the recycle dumpster. That goes by the pound about 20 % of what full lengths would cost.
i do not have a single one of the tools you mentioned.
02-16-2013 07:24 PM
barrnone50
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Originally Posted by timothale View Post
I usually build everything, I have a lathe, mill, plasma, torch Mig, tig, press, E wheel, bead roller, saws, etc It's easier to try and not re-invent the wheel every time. I check out my speedway catalog, the Welder Series,TCI, SCotts, Morrison, CCR, RPM, Etc. info. There are some pieces that aren't worth the time and material cost to try to build myself. But my steel supplier will order full length's of DOM tubing for about 30 % of what some of the catalogs want. And I regulary check out their inventory of cut offs, drops, before they load it into the recycle dumpster. That goes by the pound about 20 % of what full lengths would cost.
I agree with you on not trying to reinvent the wheel. But this is a hobby for me not a business and there is a certain satisfaction on building and fabing parts.Its like you could buy a car or hot rod already completed and save money,I have been told that many times,but I want to build a ride of my own,its not about money its seeing what I can do.And man it sounds like you got the gear to build anything you want.Someday I might be lucky to have a decked out Shed or Garage. Happy trails George
02-16-2013 06:59 AM
timothale
look good.

I usually build everything, I have a lathe, mill, plasma, torch Mig, tig, press, E wheel, bead roller, saws, etc It's easier to try and not re-invent the wheel every time. I check out my speedway catalog, the Welder Series,TCI, SCotts, Morrison, CCR, RPM, Etc. info. There are some pieces that aren't worth the time and material cost to try to build myself. But my steel supplier will order full length's of DOM tubing for about 30 % of what some of the catalogs want. And I regulary check out their inventory of cut offs, drops, before they load it into the recycle dumpster. That goes by the pound about 20 % of what full lengths would cost.
02-16-2013 05:16 AM
barrnone50 The latest ones you made look like they will fit the bill. Again I am no engineer so make and test and see what happens. I to wonder the stress point or weakest link is at motor or at mount at the frame. Time will tell.
02-14-2013 06:39 AM
unclebill Those look pretty beefy. Very nice!! I might have to change mine will see.I did revise them. Hope they work![/QUOTE]

the more i looked at my old ones the more i realized that the design itself was flawed because it makes the bolts the weak link.
these are more like a bridge abutment or something.
it ties everything together so nothing can go anywhere.
engine weight pushing down and that pushes the mounts against the inside of the frame rails
02-13-2013 06:07 AM
barrnone50
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i got my new mounts and steering box installed.





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Those look pretty beefy. Very nice!! I might have to change mine will see.I did revise them. Hope they work!
02-13-2013 05:24 AM
unclebill i am installing these tomorrow

VROOM!
SKREE!
etc.

02-13-2013 05:20 AM
unclebill with my old steering box set up.
i did have a bit of bumpsteer.
and when i stomped on the brakes it wanted to go to the right.
after the reversed corvair install the bump steer issue is gone.
and i got it up to about 50mph then stomped the brakes.
the diving to the right issue is gone as well.
02-13-2013 05:13 AM
unclebill i got my new mounts and steering box installed.





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12-30-2012 06:41 AM
barrnone50
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Originally Posted by unclebill View Post
snapped off both motormount bolts flush on my engine block.
currently designing/modifying mounts to be able to handle the downward stress and take the load off those bolts.
this will be the 4yth try.
does anybody have a photo or two showing how they did it?
as always thanks!
I am on my third try to make some mounts.Very similar to yours,the design has changed three times also.Here is my last one needs some more work. Like the saying goes 4th or 5th time charm..Ha Ha. George
Also these are made with 3/8 plate also going to gusset bottom with the same,more fine tuning,should work fine...
12-29-2012 08:50 AM
timothale
biscuit mounts

Those rubber biscuit mounts work OK for an automatic trans, but some clutch chatter can result on a stick shift open drive line setup . They were designed for 1930's technology, My 2 cents worth, I would use the factory mounts with frame brackets you show but a tube for the front to back factory bolts.
12-29-2012 08:33 AM
unclebill since i have the shop to myself today.
i am going to try and fab up some of these

12-28-2012 06:39 AM
timothale
motor mounts

Detroit did a lot of work designing motor mounts, I was there 15 years. I always try to use the basic factory design when doing an engine swap. Get a speedway catalog and see what they offer. The old Hurst style mounts, outrigger style is one piece that bolts to BOTH sides of the engine. I don't like them when using a modern transmission that has a rear transmission mount, the motor mounts at the front and back are too far apart and creats too much stress. Speedway builds a crosmember that you can use the mounts shown in the earlier picts 66 GMC posted The weight of the engine -force is down , NOT leverage shearing the block bolts. speedway also sells universal brackets you can weld to your frame for the factory mount. 910-1831. I have always built my own but I have lathe, mill, plasma, torchmate pattern style cutter, etc. factory style mounts with the safety strap or THRU safety rivet don't require a chain and turnbuckle for a street car. In the 60's the GM motor mounts would tear apart and the engine would move over on the steering shaft rag joint and you couldn't turn the steering wheel. GM got a lot of bad press when they had to send a crew to repair the POPES Caddy limo.
12-27-2012 04:14 PM
geezer69 i did my 65-66 mustang mounts just like irlelands child does. never had another problem.
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