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Tidied up the front hubs and made covers for the stub axles over the weekend 

 

 

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bit of work on the propshaft - a steering column shaft that's telescopic and just about the right scale (mower PTO shafts are rare here in the UK)

 

I've turned the clamp off and added a flange.

 

 

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I enjoy all of your work, it's excellent! Currently making more finalized drawings of what I hope to be an awesome custom design. Hopfully I will be able experiment with my design my first year of college that has a plentiful amount of machining and fab equipment!

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24 minutes ago, HorseHead1089 said:

I enjoy all of your work, it's excellent! Currently making more finalized drawings of what I hope to be an awesome custom design. Hopfully I will be able experiment with my design my first year of college that has a plentiful amount of machining and fab equipment!

 

Thanks... hopefully it gets better, there's a 15 speed transmission to come hopefully that's powershift. 

 

Lets see see some some more pics of your work!

 

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That little Peerless gear box you posted a pic of a few weeks back doesn't strike me as being very rugged.....might be a weak point. Maybe?

  Mike.....

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15 hours ago, Sparky said:

That little Peerless gear box you posted a pic of a few weeks back doesn't strike me as being very rugged.....might be a weak point. Maybe?

  Mike.....

 

agree, however the same gears/construction are in C4's front axle and I've not broken it yet after a few years of abuse...

 

I think for the purpose I need it for, it might be adequate - if it breaks in early testing then it will be back to the drawing board!!! :)

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imageproxy.php?img=&key=233175c88be08e9bFinished the adapter and propshaft flanges today.  Prop drive works well...

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Balanced a few more parts on the bench. Need to get the drop box designed next. I've picked up an earlier 3 speed transmission and the brake shaft runs the opposite way and is 3 times slower. Might have to look for a later one. (12:1 ratio)

 

 

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slow progress, managed to make the other end of the propshaft in an amongst all the other jobs!

 

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deliberating over whether to do the axle cradle and pivot next or start on choosing the rear end gearbox. The peerless 2300 is tempting, but I think reverse is broken :(  

 

I've enough gearboxes in pieces, so don't really need another!!!!

 

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Simply in awe of it all. This will be another masterpiece 

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slow progress, due to Ewans RJ rebuild and other jobs.

 

I acquired another peerless 2300 tranny which seemed ok, but split just in case...

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found lots of metal, a seized brake shaft bearing, two mangled seals and half a shim!

 

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I guess thats where all the metal came from - odd thing is, there wasn't a shim missing!!!!

 

So a PO obviously had it rebuilt badly.

 

In pulling the hubs off, I noticed JMC in the castings, so I can now conclude it rear end is from a Jacobsen. 

 

Just one more seal to replace, then it's on with the hub adapters and transfer box

 

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Short update, transfer box almost in situ - a bit of tidying up to do.

 

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Back to the front axle, need to get a mount done before starting the chassis.

 

a small piece of ply made the template and gave me a centre point for the pivot. Two pieces of steel tube were repurposed for the mount.

 

 

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a quick zap with the welder - that 1" hole was a pain to drill

 

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and how the cradle sites with a cat 3 pin for the pivot.

 

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