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Made a plate today to relocate the throttle and choke down where the amp guage used to be. Ran out of machine screws so just riveted them in till I get some more. Have to make the amp guage hole bigger and square, then mount it up. Im replacing the original throttle and choke cables with these from a c-175 and will fill the cable housing holes with push button switches. Knobs will get reworked too. Just trying out some different things.

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1 minute ago, ebinmaine said:

Well done... I like the idea!

Thanks! Hope it works:thumbs:

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Plate looks good Richie.:handgestures-thumbupright:

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Anything is better than the low quality choke and throttle reproduction stuff we have to settle with at this point. Nice work!

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1 hour ago, Aldon said:

Anything is better than the low quality choke and throttle reproduction stuff we have to settle with at this point. Nice work!

That is what I was mentioning to you aldon for your set up

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I think it's a good plan - getting tired of drilling tiny holes through the handles/cable and putting a pin in every replacement locking (older) style throttle cable - the knobs always work loose in short order and won't let the throttle lock . There is nothing worse than a new part that doesn't work as it should - you'd think someone could make a new cable that worked correctly - even at a higher price it would be worth it . No wonder good looking/working used parts are creeping up in price...

 

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DISCLAIMER: YOU CANNOT SWAP THE AXLES OUT OF A GT14 TRANSAXLE INTO AN EATON 1100 TRANSAXLE.  :naughty: BUT...... you can if you use a D160 axle and an Eaton 1100 axle. :thumbs:

So I finally got all my transmission gaskets and seals in so I thought I would tackle that today. Split it back apart and tacked up my gaskets and replaced the brake shaft seal. Put a little grease on the seals and slid it together. Got to looking at it and seemed like one axle was sticking out farther than the other. So back to measuring and found a 5 inch difference. :think: Now this is with the gt14 axles in the eaton 8 pinion differential. A 520 has the same end caps on the diff whereas the gt14's are different and offset to one side. So back out and flipped it around to test it the other way.Better but still stuck out farther on one side. Measured the 520 axles and there was a 3" difference in length. Measuring the gt14's axles and there was only one inch difference in length. So I started lining up axles on the bench to try and get the 3" like the original 520 axles since that was the case they were going in. Remembered I had a D160 axle laying on the floor. Grabbed it and measured some combinations and got what I needed. The D160 axle was 3-3/8" longer than the long axle out of the eaton. Other than the keyway being different, it's the same diameter and would work. Put them in and it was just a hair too long. Consulted Aldon, the Swami of GT14 's and he said it should be good to go. I am already too far in it to quit.  So I cut 3/8" off of the D axle and got my needed width the same on both sides. I knew i saved that axle for a reason. Dont have a lot of photos because my hands were covered in gasket tack and oil. But I got some. What a day. :laughing-rolling:

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New seals #6449 and #7443 

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520 axle this side...............................D160 this side 👍

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Cut 3/8" off the D axle ✔️

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Polished smooth and chamfered ✔️

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Was going to do the black trans and chassis but decided it needed to be red. I have several ideas for paint.

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Steering tower cut and plate mounted. Knobs trimmed and switches test fitted where cables used to be. Need to move the ignition switch to the right and the lighter will go where the switch is now.:handgestures-thumbupright:

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Took off the center "tower" piece today and found the bottom had broken off but still held on by the bolt. Cleaned up both pieces, put a magnet behind it and stuck the other piece to it. Welded them up along with two more cracks and then cleaned it all up. Also welded some small threaded flat "nuts" I made to hold the lever panel to it so I can remove it without taking the tower out.  Post office brought  me some goodies today..... two 90* mandrel bends in 304 stainless. Now I can build my muffler. 👍

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Looking good Richie. Looking forward to seeing the exhaust.

Jay

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Basically building a 418 muffler size wise but with just the one inlet. Also going to use a chrome heat shield setup off of a 418 Kohler magnum mounted to the rail that runs under the hood above the exhaust. Like in the pic.

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Tried to drill the inlet pipe for ports but I had no good drill bits for the job. Out come Mr.Plasma and took care of the job. Pretty? Not really but no one will see the inside anyways. Will it work? I don't know. Took some ideas from different things I have seen on the web. Cut the opening on the side for the pipe to stick out. Cut it to length and used a stainless nut for spacing inside. I'll get this much welded and then finish the front end cap and outlet. Ill put a flat bar support bracket on the back, midway.

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Plasma is handy stuff!

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Looks like a nice cut to me.

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I'm with Hank Ritchie...As they say good enough for the women we hang out out! :lol:

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