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Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, Illinois, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
?? In a milling machine Andrew. If you're thinking of a way to do it
without using machine tools I'd be of no help to you.

dg

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Notso-Chinsee Gold Member Albert Lies
Spokane Valley, Washington (WA), USA   USA
Andrew,
I am sure you know it requires a high degree of precision. A friend who was a real craftsman did it with a drill press and an end mill. The method was similar to making a slot by drilling several holes next to each other and cutting out the material between the holes. Sounds simple however like I said he was a Craftsman Extraordinaire.



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andrewroudny andrew roudny
peterborough, ontario, Canada   CAN
1939 CycleKart German "The Vulture"
I noticed that the cut-off wheel I bought last year is almost exactly as wide as the key slot. So I was going to clamp my piece to the base of my mitre saw, install the cut-off wheel and slowly wear a grove into the axle with multiple passes.

The axle is aluminum, so I figured I could then do some touch-ups with chisels and files. Gonna give it a shot at some point, hopefully this week.



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Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
I would find a friend with a milling machine or spring for the machine shop cost???
Brian

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Notso-Chinsee Gold Member Albert Lies
Spokane Valley, Washington (WA), USA   USA
Brian is right precision is critical.



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CmdBentaxle Silver Member Dave D
Federal Way, Washington, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
How long a keyway are we talking here, Andrew?
If your only going a few inches, your approach seems careful enough. I say give it a shot. I know I could cut a better fit with a die grinder than the one that came on this Azusa shaft of mine.

Dave

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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
A straight cut bit in your router would cut a slot in an aluminum axle a lot better than any cut off saw. But, I see some other issues in using an aluminum axle.

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andrewroudny andrew roudny
peterborough, ontario, Canada   CAN
1939 CycleKart German "The Vulture"
Do tell.



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andrewroudny andrew roudny
peterborough, ontario, Canada   CAN
1939 CycleKart German "The Vulture"
Mocking up the belt tensioner pulleys. That scrap snowmobile just keeps on giving!



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loose ctrl Ben M
Upstate, South Carolina, USA   USA
Gilmer drive? That's interesting.

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andrewroudny andrew roudny
peterborough, ontario, Canada   CAN
1939 CycleKart German "The Vulture"
Yep. Allows my rear suspension design to work.



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andrewroudny andrew roudny
peterborough, ontario, Canada   CAN
1939 CycleKart German "The Vulture"
Finished the brackets for my jackshaft. Mocking it up...



"I never lose. I either win or learn.”
-Nelson Mandela



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andrewroudny andrew roudny
peterborough, ontario, Canada   CAN
1939 CycleKart German "The Vulture"
Brake bracket and caliper are on!



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andrewroudny andrew roudny
peterborough, ontario, Canada   CAN
1939 CycleKart German "The Vulture"
Here's the mock up of my belt tensioner. I did this so I wouldn't have to shorten the belt, but I think I've reconsidered.

I cut the belt today and am experimenting with splicing techniques.



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andrewroudny andrew roudny
peterborough, ontario, Canada   CAN
1939 CycleKart German "The Vulture"
So it's been a heck of a summer (and a spring and a fall, really). Renovated two houses, my back went out AGAIN in August. But now it all seems to be settling down and I had a chance to get to work on the Vulture. Rear suspension is on! Once again, using the old snowmobile parts to create a transverse leaf spring design.



"I never lose. I either win or learn.”
-Nelson Mandela



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