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August 2014

Robert Burnett

a redesign

August 16, 2014

yesterday I got the holes drilled in the heavy 1/2 inch bell housing plate …

and spent a long time getting the flywheel to sit where it should in relation to the spigot bearing ,starter motor ,release bearing and central to the 1st motion shaft .

this took a while because I was using the witness marks on the 1st m shaft to position the flywheel ,then could not get full engagement of the starter pinion ,then I realised that ,from the marks on the pinion and flywheel , ford had only ever managed to get a half tooth depth anyway !

so I redesigned it to get full engagement .noice.

next thing is to make up an ally spacer ring of 17.1mm to give correct depth penetration of the hub through the plate
oh yes.

then it’s on to fitting the whole box in the chassis .

Robert Burnett

flange to hub interface sorted

August 14, 2014

finally got the flange to hub interface sorted , bought some cheap 14 to 22 mm drills off ebay for 18.88 …amazingly they worked a treat .maximum drillage!!

starting the assembly and measuring for the spacers ,next thing is to bolt the clutch and flywheel on ,and test for correct shaft penetration !

little vid!

Robert Burnett

bolting the drive flange to the flywheel interface hub F.I.H.

August 7, 2014

ok doke!!

a little more progress has occurred , doesn’t look much ,but took a lot of time !..

first job was to bolt the drive flange to the flywheel interface hub F.I.H…

realising the flange rides close to its mounting plate ,meant I have to bolt it from the other side ,so I drilled new m14 holes and tapped them out …

so that was that part sorted ,then I had to drill the F.I.H for the m14 bolts to go through ..

that’s out to 10mm…. it will eventually be 14mm , and a 19mm by 10 deep hole for the heads of the bolts to fit in and sit flush , the bolts were made shorter and slimmer in the heads so they wont impinge on the other holes in that area ..

then it was time to do the flywheel bolt holes and tap them out to m10..

then it was a big moment , pressing in the wheel bearing ,this would soon highlight whether I had the hole the right size, I honed the 1st 10mm of the hole to taper it slightly ,and tapped the bearing in , a perfect fit …well surprised …:-)

put the circlip in and started to insert and construct ….

first the cv into the carrier ..

then laid the flange on ,(this has to be pressed in to finalise )

then the F.I.H

you can see the end of the cv through the hub , I had to spacer the thickness of the hub to clear the cv end from the spigot bearing …. even with it cut down 5mm..

then popped on the flywheel ..

so that’s a problem solved ..
and a couple of collected pictures ..

next , on to the g box plate and mounting it all to the box.

fun fun fun ! 🙂