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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Okay, there are only two of us on the Forum right now.
BUT, as you come online PLEASE POST instead of just lurking!eye rolling smiley
Let's use this thread to share as many pictures of CycleKart Torque Converter "Clocking"
How do you run yours?
And you must have pictures of others.
Yes, at Tieton we are encouraged to keep our tails "ON" thus, most photos (unless in the warehouse"
do not show open motors.
I am also looking for a better one of my Alfa with its tail off and motor intact (apart now) before the crash.
Thanks
Brian

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Here is mine on my Miller build.
Rear Oil Filler cap had to have its ears shortened and is no longer accessible, and one web on the
TAV (side facing motor) had to be trimmed.
SHOW US YOURS!
Thanks
Brian



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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"
I have a Max Torque, It can't be clocked. It only goes on the way it was made.



S'all for now!

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Rdstr31 Chad Ritter
Ney, OH, USA   USA
Dang, Brian--that frame of yours! Nice job!

Here's mine. Still building so no details on how it runs...


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Smoky Silver Member Don Schmok
Salmon Arm, BC, Canada   CAN
Mine is straight up and down, 6 o’clock?, and the axel is as close as I can get without interference, for a short chain. I’m using the small #35 chain. I had to relieve a bunch of the ribs to fit everything.



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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Thanks Don & Chad
It is good to see different engine to axle positioning to compare ideas.
Brian

Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
I'm in the same position as Don but don't have a picture. She's broke down while I
finish up some other projects.
But I can post a picture of the rib relief needed for that vertical down orientation.
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1908Rick Rick Eggers
Cape Coral, FL, USA   USA
Mine is in approximately the 10 o'clock position. That allows the engine to be mounted lower in the chassis. The crankshaft is only about an inch above the axle.
In order to do that, I had to trim some of the TAV mounting plate off where it would hit the gas tank, so I went ahead and milled off the whole outside edge all the way around. Without the cover, it's unnecessary and that little bit of weight is gone. thumbs up


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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Thanks Rick
Going out to the shop now to mess with it, as it was time to come in last night when I thru the motor on.
Brian

Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Down is not always dirty Rick. I'm straight down at 6 O'clock and I've moved the engine
forward of the axle which allows me to dropped it down quite low. This has kept the
chain short and the CG low. To do this I've strayed from what I felt was a short WB at 66"
and added about 6" to the length giving me a 72" WB.
When I had the motor mounted up I didn't think to take shot from the TAV side. But.....
you can see part of the way it all sets in these two pictures.
DG


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1908Rick Rick Eggers
Cape Coral, FL, USA   USA
Actually, I would have preferred to mount my motor ahead of the axle for better weight distribution, but the design of the body and seat wouldn't allow it. I'm 6'1" and I needed the leg room, and it's a 68" wheel base.

So I did the next best thing and mounted it low and close behind the axle. You can see it better in this pre-bodywork pic. I think I got you beat on engine height by a couple inches.spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

The other advantage to running the TAV up over the axle is chain adjustment. You might notice I don't have a big, heavy, slotted engine mounting plate. The motor is bolted directly to the frame, and to adjust the chain, a couple thin washers under the front of the motor were enough.



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Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
I'll say....mounting the axle over the frame like that drops you a few more inches.
Looks like you can rotate the TAV to about 10 O'clock where it doesn't have a
problem with the stiffening rib clearance.
It does though, hang a 60 lb lever arm out over the rear by about 12"- 14".
Have you had the kart out and really put it thru the paces to see how it handles
in the turns at speed???
DG

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1908Rick Rick Eggers
Cape Coral, FL, USA   USA
I've done some turns at speed, and it feels pretty damn stuck, but I haven't had an opportunity to really test it properly. I can kick the ass end around on the grass with the gas pedal, that I know.

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Racie35 Bruce T
Terre Haute, IN, USA   USA
I think I uploaded the pic ok


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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
So todays venture netted me a preliminary plan to go with what Rick & Bruce have done.
The only negative to that is having the motor being the axle, which like Denny said gives you
a weighty tail to throw around (will be fun on the Ice but not very competitive), keeping the
weight between the front and rear wheels is better for handling and racing (I am so fat right
now that there should be enough weight between the wheels anyway????eye rolling smiley)
Machined my brake rotor hub today, so I can make up whichever style motor mount I need for
everything to clear the TAV.
No photos today but some progress.............deciding is which way takes four time longer than
making the part!confused smiley,
Thanks for the picture guys!
Brian

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