lathe broke. 🙁
lathe broke. 🙁
so here’s Michael gas cutting out my bit of 40mm plate.it was not easy .
now to turn this into something sexy and shiny..
faced it off… then spent a while with a thin disc cutting off the outer rock-hard shell.the torch appears to have converted it into a diamond/steel hybrid.(again , no idea what steel it is , but I do know the swarf comes of turquoise.)
then hours of machining ,paring away the outer side and starting the recess for the wheel flange to locate on ..
bored a 32mm hole down the middle and finished roughing out the dimensions.
tomorrow the other side,, oh joy 😉
finished machining the bearing fit on the hub carrier…it went well!
then had to solve the problem of the link to the crank for the gearbox drive shaft .so I took the steel crank spacer ,
and machined a rebate in it
then welded the articulation hollows in the uj flange to give myself a flat face for more boltagenosity..
ending up ,after a load of die grinder hole resculpting ..with this ..
may just only use the 6 bolts and weld these two together round the edge .
heres the stub axle/cv joint wheel flange assembly ready to pop in to the carrier .
also recut the adaptor plate to clear the starter motor…after a lot of measuring .
I have to make a 30mm thick plate to connect the flywheel to the wheel flange , so tomorrow I will be going down to the scrapyard to get a bit if plasma action going on .
then going on to Twyford to start up a famous car .the john pope special ,after not being used till 78.