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Sep 05, 2019, 07:22 AM
Latitudes vs Attitudes
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I love this build..I see that you use loctite for clamping things to be machined-it must take some time for the loctite to set..consider, I use thin CA glue..it sets immediately, loves metal and can be separated in less then an hour in an acetone bath.. just a thought..
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Sep 05, 2019, 08:08 AM
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loctite set much faster than you think,, the bearing retainer 603 (that will hold the crank together, plus pining) gives you less that a minute and then its a torch to get things apart if they are not correct!!! the reason why the gauges were made and things were done in two sessions.. this vid shows the same crank being made..
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Sep 10, 2019, 06:11 PM
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the crank looks more like a crank, lots of chips on the mill today,, the main bearing blocks and caps were drilled and fitted,, the entire base was milled to fit the crank..
Sep 12, 2019, 10:21 AM
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base frame has been bored and crank fitted.. now to start cleaning up the base castings
Sep 18, 2019, 08:32 PM
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started work on the connecting rods,, fun little turning project,, the stirrup straps and wedges will be interesting to make..
Sep 20, 2019, 07:35 AM
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milled the bearing halves for the strap and to fit the rods,, feeling much better about this method now,,
Oct 05, 2019, 07:15 AM
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milled the straps and made a fixture to bend them over,, annealed the straps before bending, once all finished they will get a heat treatment .. will have to mill and file the slots in rods next, and make the wedges,, the bearing and rod assemblies were test fitted to the crank/base unit all the clearances look great..


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