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A Bit of Old and a Bit Of New.

by on Nov.23, 2009, under Uncategorized

A quick update.  Here’s a little video which details combining a little old with a little new.

You may recall, I had a small clearance problem with my motor adapter solution.  The setup needed a spacer to keep the clutch in the correct alignment with the original transmission once the traction motor was mounted.  I finally got the new spacer back from the machine shop, and after a few attempts at assembling all the requisite items in the correct order I ended up with what should be a power system that is good to go.

3/4" Thick Adapter Spacer

3/4" Thick Adapter Spacer

What you’re seeing is the traction motor on its end.  The flywheel adapter is the first thing to be mounted to the motor shaft using a 1/4″ square key to prevent the adapter spinning on the shaft.  Then the spacer goes on, the adapter plate sits on the spacer, the clutch bellhousing bolts to the adapter plate, and the original flywheel (now with no starter ring teeth and some material taken off the backside… no less heavy really) is bolted to the new flywheel adapter.  The flywheel surface is cleaned of all oil and grease, the clutch disc is placed on the flywheel, and the clutch pressure plate is mounted to the flywheel trapping the clutch disc.  Easy…  Took me four times to get that right.  I hope.  These things don’t come with directions.

This should all bolt directly to the transmission with no troubles (?).  Stay tuned.

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by on Nov.07, 2009, under Uncategorized

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