To all the people who are following my blog, I wanted to just drop a note. I have started an MBA program and will be taking a break for a while. I am hoping to work a bit on it over Thanksgiving and Christmas. Stay tuned.
|So I finally got the driveline mounted. I will weld on an additional support and get some #8 bolts for mounting the bearings. It turned out really well. Thanks to my friends who helped with the carrier shaft. Next task will be to mount the body to the frame; get the steering,clutch, gas and brakes (pedals mounted) done.|
|It has been a while since I posted. It took a while to find the right bearings and decide what would be the best carrier bearing for the shaft.|
|You can see the step on the right side spline going from right to left. I had to be creative and use my lathe at home and set up an air grinder to grind the diameter down so that the spline end will extend through the carrier bearing. It worked out ok on the left. I'll grind the other side next.|
|Carrier Bearing is rated at 9,000 rpm and has a clamping collar system on the other side. I will be making the moutning bracket next.|
|Wow it has been a while since I have made an updated post. Life gets so busy. So I have some great friends who helped me with the carrier shaft to go from the driveline to the swing arm (only .003 of runout). I still need to make a frame to hold the carrier bearings. I'll be working on that soon. I now have the exact measurements to stretch the driveline form the transmission to the carrier shaft.|
|Body removed from the frame to work on the driveline.|
|Super fun cycle car.|
|Rocket Launcher Wheels look real good!|
|You can tell the front wheels need to be adjusted. the drivers side wheel is toed out a bit.|
|Ok so I was really tempted to make some sounds to pretend I was driving the cycle car.|
It has been two months since I posted last. This is my birthday present some tires for the wheels and some lugs to mount the wheels. Now I need to get the driveline done so I can start working on everything else.
|Added skirt on hood|
|side view of Body|
|Going to build a drip trough for the trunk. Fiberglass the back side. Remove the foam in the middle and then fiberglass the front. Then I can put a rubber seal around the trunk. This will keep the trunk dry when it is raining. You can also see the area with the ligher foam: this is where the shock mount comes into the trunk. Need to fiberglass this soon.|
|Overview of coil over:|