November 19, 2006

Wrecking the Spacer

Thanks to a poor excuse for precision engineering, a vital spacer that my dad made, the gearbox is still not yet together. The spacer was made too small on its I.D., and we wrecked it trying to make it larger. This proved to us that the choice of material was incorrect. Back to square one, we’re going to swallow our pride and buy a new bearing. The problem is that the inside diameter of the bearing at the end of the input shaft is too large for the shaft. The solution WAS going to be a Manson Engineering special one-off spacer. But I wrecked it trying to rectify Dad’s crummy fabrication. Next job? Breaking and entering.

We also had trouble putting the clip at the end of the input shaft on, because we had to compress two very heavy washers. A quick phone call and we got a little help from a mate who works at a garage around the corner. A bit of after hours help, you could say. We owe him one. The ‘box is only waiting for the bearing now, then it goes together – at long last.

On a lighter note, the fibreglass rear panels have been put on. Good job julian. That means more sanding! YAY!


One Response to “B&E”

  1. Julian Says:

    How are the teeth mate? We got to go and have a sand on sunday if your not working!

    Remember what I told you, it’s best to plan the breaking and entering offline…

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