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Pulling the engine9287 viewsRemoving the 460cui gas engine. (Having a forklift really made this easier.)
All 762 pounds of it!
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Starting the 2nd version of the Motor Coupler1895 viewsAfter our near-disaster with the 1st motor coupler, we decided to build the new one as a 2 piece unit. This will allow the motors to be separated if needed.
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Motor coupler work1703 viewsContinuing work on the coupler
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Boring coupler shaft holes1626 viewsThis time we wanted to be SURE our boring bar wouldn't flex, so we built a much stronger one.
We also are using much better cutting tips.
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Shortening the coupler1621 viewsWe did start with a piece of shaft that was too long, and decided it would be easier to cut off the excess with a saw, rather than cutting it all away with the lathe.
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Finished Couplers and Flywheel mount1901 viewsThese are the finished couplers and the Flywheel mount.
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Finished and drilled couplers2712 viewsThis is the finished coupler assembly with all the screws that will be used to hold them together.
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Position motors8183 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 Framework7319 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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Completed Motor Mount5918 viewsThis is the motor mounting framework, after all the welding was complete.

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Painted Motor Mount6139 viewsI then sandblasted it all ,and painted it.
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Motors Installed6857 viewsEverything is in and bolted down. The framework is mounted to the original rubber engine mounts that used to support the 460cui Gas Engine.
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