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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 .

  • flange to hub interface sorted

    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…

    August 14, 2014
  • now, how to bolt it together

    well that took a ludicrous amount of time , but its done now. next thing is to drill holes and tap threads to bolt it together . that really was some hard steel ,and…

    July 7, 2014
  • progress

    so here’s Michael gas cutting out my bit of 40mm was not easy . now to turn this into something sexy and shiny.. faced it off… then spent a while with a thin…

    March 27, 2014
  • the stub axle/cv joint wheel flange assembly

    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…

    March 24, 2014
  • progress


    February 12, 2014
  • machined the wedges square

    so yesterday I machined the wedges square ,and now it all ready for welding , I hope to get that done this week . also ordered the spigot bearing for the ford box ,…

    January 29, 2014