|. Now it was time to fit the engine into the frame, here
is the wooden box stripped of the engine.
|I had to build two engine hoist's to be able to lift
it (600 kg plus)
|Here is one mount, done i 6 mm steel , by coincidence the
frame is of the same thickness
|Another one, front actually.
|With the engine in the frame it was time for the oil tank. I opened
the inspection plate and looked inside, it looked good. Just some minor
cleanup needed in the bottom.
|I invited my brother over to make the oil pipes, its nice
to have a brother that's a plumber.
|This is the Original oil tank, just mounted a bit farther
away (in the rear of the "car") I will make a "mirror" tank for Gas to
fit on the other side.
|With the oiling solved it was time to think about the motivation. This
is a part that was used when they tested the engines in the bench, at the
|So out in the shed, and scrounge up an old Chevy Flywheel and clutch.
I know its not the High tech race stuff., But if it works i can always
buy the stuff and since all bolt patterns are Chevy i think it will easy
|I only had to drill six holes, and turn a center part for the pilot
bushing. Since its precision work i let someone else do it. And since i
want it for "free" it takes some time.
|With the flywheel sorted. it was time for the cooling. And since the
upper "spout" point in the wrong direction (backwards). I had to change
|It was quite easy ,only to turn some nuts and bolts. Checkout the thermostat
it lets the water circulate thru the small hole before the engine is heated
|This is how it came out, reusing some stuff i got when i bought the
|Another call to my brother, and he came over with some more pipes.
To make a temporary "cooling" system, more or less only let the water circulate.
|Its starting to come together, yes i know i need bigger wheels 20"
|When i had it outside for the first time, my two son's just had to
have a "test drive", looking good or what.
|Here is a picture captured from a MPG file taken on my first test
start. Now i really need to get my flywheel back.
By the way if you want to see the "movie" here is the link.
3.9 MB so it takes a while with a Modem.