Thursday, March 20, 2014

I've been working on my shift linkage.

I am replacing all the factory ball and socket joints with spherical bearings.  I'm cutting off the factory joints, drilling out the holes, and welding in lathe-turned sleeves.

Some of the factory joints were rubber bushings, and I'm replacing those with spherical bearings.  I turned some housings on my lathe and made jigs to have them TIG welded.  Lewis Welding will be welding them for me.

Tonight I made a jig from the factory counterweight arm.  I would like to keep the original casting, but replace the ends.  I started by welding a jig that will duplicate the locations, then I will cut it apart and weld new ends in place.

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