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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #210 on: November 06, 2018, 08:16:53 PM »
Roger,

Has your profile always said Switzerland?  Somehow I thought you lived over this side of the pond.  My wife and I spent a week there (week of Swiss National Day), and a week in the Italian alps/lakes just last summer.  It was a bucket list trip for me, and the Alps lived up to their reputation, it was spectacular.

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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #211 on: November 07, 2018, 08:35:21 PM »
Hello everyone,

Working on the Rear Axle again and machining the four Hub Spacer Bushings that will fit inside the Wheel Hubs to replace the ball bearings. The drawings shows the dimensions and one completed unit. I machined in the lathe two units at a time so that I could make “matched pairs”. With the bearings removed you can see inside the Wheel Hub and the offset. The Bushing fits inside this opening and then the Hub Adapter that I made earlier will bolt to the flange on the Wheel. Should finish the other two Bushings tomorrow and maybe get started on the 1-inch Axle.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #212 on: November 07, 2018, 08:51:30 PM »
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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #213 on: November 07, 2018, 11:18:43 PM »
Yikes!!!!

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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #214 on: November 24, 2018, 08:28:24 PM »
Hello everyone,

Working on the Rear Axle completing the threading on both ends. I turned the 1-inch (1018 steel) axle down to 3/4-inch and threaded that area 3/4-16 thread. The axle is so long and heavy (15-pounds) I used a stand with a ball bearing flange to support the outside end. While the axle was still in the lathe, I test fit the various parts that will make up one side of the Rear Wheel/Tire assembly.  Next will be to mark and mill out the key ways on both ends and in the middle. Then the axle will be ready to install on to the Chassis. Really getting close now... :cartwheel:

Have a great day,
Thomas

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« Reply #215 on: November 24, 2018, 08:31:50 PM »
Very nice!  Looking forward to seeing you screaming down the street!
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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #216 on: November 24, 2018, 08:33:03 PM »
Looking good Thomas. Nice to see an update.

Bill

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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #217 on: November 24, 2018, 08:38:49 PM »
Very nice!  Looking forward to seeing you screaming down the street!
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Hello Chris,

....screaming?????.....

Have a great day,
Thomas

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« Reply #218 on: November 24, 2018, 08:40:51 PM »
Looking good Thomas. Nice to see an update.

Bill

Hello Bill,

Thanks, seems like a turkey got in my way the last couple of days and did not get any work done in the shop.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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« Reply #219 on: November 24, 2018, 08:42:39 PM »
Very nice!  Looking forward to seeing you screaming down the street!
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Hello Chris,

....screaming?????.....

Have a great day,
Thomas
Well, the car should scream right along. Okay, trundle quickly?Then, if the brakes don't work, you will be the one screaming!   :Lol:

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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #220 on: November 25, 2018, 02:20:15 PM »
Hello everyone,

Here are several photos of the Rear Driven Axle temporarily assembled so that I can mark the location where the key ways are to be machined. I will mark the locations with blue tape and then confirm the dimensions with my original drawings before doing any machining. I am really pleased and relived that everything fit perfectly.

Boy I don’t know how a simple axle can become so complicated and require so much time to build, :noidea: he he he. Never the mind, it is almost finished now, more to come.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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« Reply #221 on: November 25, 2018, 02:53:41 PM »
Yeah, its amazing how much time some of these seemingly simple parts can take!  But it is looking great!  :ThumbsUp:

Thomas, what's the big disk for that's by the drive sprocket in the middle?

Kim

PS  Nice selection of fishing poles you have there too!  Is that another hobby of yours?  Displaying fishing poles  :Lol:

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« Reply #222 on: November 25, 2018, 03:05:56 PM »
Yeah, its amazing how much time some of these seemingly simple parts can take!  But it is looking great!  :ThumbsUp:

Thomas, what's the big disk for that's by the drive sprocket in the middle?

Kim

PS  Nice selection of fishing poles you have there too!  Is that another hobby of yours?  Displaying fishing poles  :Lol:

Hello Kim,

The large disc next to the sprocket is the Disc Brake. Yep, this is one of those "little" projects that took over 2 weeks.

I use to hand make all my fly rods and over time wound up with over 25 and ran out of rack space so I built that rack in the photo to hold my casting rods. That is in my living room  :embarassed:, had to do the assembly in there because not enough room out in the shop.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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« Reply #223 on: November 26, 2018, 07:44:39 PM »
Wow, lotta progress, Thomas!

Curious, but I assume the bushings are just temporary replacements for the bearings whilst you do fitup and dimension checking?  And that the axles will eventually get some bearings at final assembly.

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« Reply #224 on: November 26, 2018, 09:27:59 PM »
Wow, lotta progress, Thomas!

Curious, but I assume the bushings are just temporary replacements for the bearings whilst you do fitup and dimension checking?  And that the axles will eventually get some bearings at final assembly.


Hello Bent,
 
Yes I am getting a bit more work completed on the Rear Driven Axle and will finish cutting the four key ways today. Then it is a matter of installing the Axle and all of the components in the Closed Axle Housings on the Engine Frame. The Hub Spacer Inserts (bushings) replace the ball bearings in the Wheel hubs. The Rear Wheels are secured to the Axle by the Hub Flange Adapter which has a 1/4" key way and two set screws that secure them to the Axle. The Rear Axle and Wheels are free to turn in the four Flange Bearings which are bolted to each end of the Closed Axle Housings.

Have a great day,
Thomas