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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #390 on: May 24, 2019, 04:39:34 PM »
Thomas--You are going to need an outboard bearing and support on the cantilevered end of the shaft with the pulley on it.---Brian

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« Reply #391 on: May 24, 2019, 05:01:12 PM »
Brian,

Maybe...but, those units are made to hold up to the belt loads up to the rated hp.  Adding an outboard bearing will make it more difficult to replace the belt.

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« Reply #392 on: May 24, 2019, 06:14:12 PM »
Thomas--You are going to need an outboard bearing and support on the cantilevered end of the shaft with the pulley on it.---Brian

Hello Brian,

Yes you are correct and I have already built one, see the attached youtube video showing the unit. I posted about this unit couple of months ago.

Thank you and have a great day,
Thomas


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« Reply #393 on: May 24, 2019, 06:17:20 PM »
Brian,

Maybe...but, those units are made to hold up to the belt loads up to the rated hp.  Adding an outboard bearing will make it more difficult to replace the belt.

Hello Bent,

See what I did on the youtube video I added to Brian's post. You will see that the whole unit can be removed so that I can replace the Belt and or the Driven Pulley with no problem.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #394 on: May 24, 2019, 06:32:56 PM »
Hello  @b.lindsey

Bill I have tried to send you a PM two times but it doesn't appear to have worked. If you can, send me a PM. If you can see my direct email on my Profile, send me an email.

Have a great day,
Thomas
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« Reply #395 on: May 24, 2019, 10:48:10 PM »
Hello everyone,

Well another unexpected setback in my progress, but this time it is my fault. I read and “interpreted “ the required spacing distance needed between the inside of the Driven Clutch and any obstruction was to be a minimum of 1/2-inch. On my design I allowed for 5/8-inch which should have been enough. However, it turns out that the minimum spacing should be closer to 3/4-inch. So after considering many options I decided to cut a notch in the square tubing of 3/4-inch which is a bit more along with the already 5/8-inch. To close up the tubing where the notch was made, I cut and bent to shape some flat bar and welded it in place. Cleaning the area around where I torch cut and then spraying on two coats of primer took most of the day. I did get the first coat of black applied and will let that dry until tomorrow. It will be some time next week before I can start back installing the Transmission and other components.

Photo #1 & #2, shows the flat bar cut and bent to shape that was used to close up the tubing
Photo #3 & #4, shows the new “notched” area in the tubing

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #396 on: May 24, 2019, 11:35:35 PM »
Thomas, I did receive the pm's. Have replied now. Sorry for the delay, just a busy day getting things finalized on the house.

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« Reply #397 on: May 29, 2019, 08:05:07 PM »
Hello everyone,

I am attaching another video showing all the work that has been completed to date, this is Part-15 of the build series. All of the modifications to the Engine Frame are now completed and final reassembly of all the components are now underway.

Have a great day,
Thomas


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« Reply #398 on: May 29, 2019, 08:16:42 PM »
Looking great Thomas, quite a nice bit of engineering and construction!

I'll be keeping an eye out for your shop elves zipping past my house on it...

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« Reply #399 on: May 29, 2019, 08:26:02 PM »
Looking great Thomas, quite a nice bit of engineering and construction!

I'll be keeping an eye out for your shop elves zipping past my house on it...

Hello Chris and thank you,

I am really getting close to doing and Engine run test. Bunch of small items like cutting to length on the Chains, applying Loctite to all the set screws ( man there are a lot of those ) and etc but no major items. I need to make a temporary Battery tray so that I can mount the Battery and make the cables to size. Most likely several more days and then the "big bang".... :lolb:

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: 1898 Automobile A.K.A. horseless carriage
« Reply #400 on: May 30, 2019, 12:30:46 AM »
Great Thomas...looking forward to that!!

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« Reply #401 on: May 30, 2019, 12:45:11 AM »
Great Thomas...looking forward to that!!

Bill


Hello Bill,

So am I....for a long time now :ROFL: 

Have a great day,
Thomas

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« Reply #402 on: May 30, 2019, 04:12:48 PM »
Hello everyone,

Just a quick update showing the Transmission, Jackshaft and both #40 Chains cut to length and now in place. Hand turning the Driven Pulley moves everything smoothly and that makes me very happy.  :cartwheel: :pinkelephant: :whoohoo:

Next up is to finish applying Loctite to all the set screws and double checking all bolts and nuts and then mounting of the Engine.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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« Reply #403 on: May 30, 2019, 05:18:31 PM »
Awesome!

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« Reply #404 on: May 30, 2019, 05:38:07 PM »
Good progress Thomas!