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    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 ! 🙂

  • 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
  • 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
  • bearing carrier machined!

    bit more boring shots of metal lol managed to get the other end of the bearing carrier machined, and then the fit into the plate rebatenosity .happy with it all and now to weld…

    January 27, 2014
  • more progress on the hub

    v’s mini is now on hold till she comes back in summer ,and she’s helping me sort out the back barn before she goes home 🙁 the blasted billet is some weird metal ,…

    January 24, 2014
  • Hole down the middle of the “hub to be”

    alrighty! so making a hole down the middle of the’ hub to be’ was not too bad ,a couple of hours work .. then all the way through was achieved.. bought myself one of…

    January 7, 2014
  • hub bearing carrier

    ok doke , so stage one ,of the remote gearbox, was to make a hub bearing carrier( to mount the cv bearing ,flange, cv assembly to, then to bolt the flywheel/clutch to …phew…,) I…

    December 29, 2013
  • Ti headers collected

    oooof well slight diversion while I make veronica another mini ,but I have now got my 3 sets of Ti headers from a Honda fireblade to make my 12 headers ,and some gauges to…

    October 3, 2013