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Pulling the engine9249 viewsRemoving the 460cui gas engine. (Having a forklift really made this easier.)
All 762 pounds of it!
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Motor-Motor mount ends2526 viewsWe started with some scrap plate steel from the local recycle place.
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Motor-Motor mount body1639 viewsAnd a piece of old iron pipe from the same place.
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Motor-Motor mount rough1786 viewsHere is the mount after some work in the lathe on both the raw pieces.
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Motor-Motor mount access holes1762 viewsIt was interesting putting the access holes in the mount.
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Motor-Motor mount welded1516 viewsHere is the mostly finished mount all welded together.
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Motor-Motor mount test fit1892 viewsHow it fits on one of the motors.
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Bigger holes in the Impulse 91456 viewsWe decided that the rather small bolt holes in the end bells of the Impulse 9" motors were just too small.
So we drilled and tapped all of them out to a 7/16" bolt thread.
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Motor-Motor mount drilled1683 viewsMounting holes drilled and primer applied.
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Motor-Motor mount finished2401 viewsPainted all pretty
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Position motors8138 viewsMotors were mounted to the transmission, then lifted in from below.
Transmission was then bolted to it's mounts, and the motors placed on blocks to keep everything in position
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Building Motor Mounting Framework7274 viewsWe decided it was easiest to juts build the motor mounting framework in place. Carefully cut pieces and clamp them in place, then tack weld it all together.
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