Sunday, September 25, 2011

My next catastrophe begins!

1961 vw dune buggy. Its all in parts and the guy I bought it from laughed when I said I was going to stuff it all in the buggy back of my truck. It came with two engines and two spare tires too! Woohoo!
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Back to the BMVW Trans

Had to get creative again on this project. Bought a precision-ground plate from CycleWorks for setting the end-play clearance of the transmission shafts, but it's only for a stock transmission. The countershaft of the BMVW trans is off set by almost 1/2" from the stock location. Transferred the locations of the old and new bearing bores into CAD to determine exactly where the new hole needed to be:

Took the measurements from the CAD model to the bridgeport and with some careful figuring I machined the new bore hole into the plate. Matches up exactly with the trans cover:

Now all I have to do is figure out how to clean, check, and reassemble all the trans parts and clusters. Here goes nothing...