Brendon_m Moke

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Re: Brendon_m Moke

Post by brendon_m » Fri, 21 Sep 2018, 19:01

Been busy juggling other projects in my limited time but I've just about finished getting the coupling sorted.
I had a hard time finding a 1.1/8 bore hub with a 1/4 key.
Turns out its an odd shaft/key size combination on the motor. I could get things out of the UK but postage was over the top. Ended up getting a hub custom made. So a bit more machining of the coupler and a spot of welding to join it to part of the old clutch and I should be good. I've been doing it in my lunch breaks at work so it's being completed in 30min blocks.
On the plus side I've been losing weight by missing lunch. :?
Im hoping to start making the adapter plate this weekend, if I can get my kids day naps to align...

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Re: Brendon_m Moke

Post by brendon_m » Wed, 26 Sep 2018, 23:26

I've all but finished the adapter plate and coupling.

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Spline the clutch runs on and the gear that drives the gearbox

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Weld-in hub to suit the motor that's been machined to suit the clutch spline

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Centre of the clutch plate

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Adapter getting ready to be welded together

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Motor and adapter plate.

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Altogether

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Re: Brendon_m Moke

Post by Adverse Effects » Thu, 27 Sep 2018, 09:49

looks good

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Post by T1 Terry » Sun, 30 Sep 2018, 13:04

Took a few scrolls up and down before I twigged the last photo is the machined adapter welded in the clutch spline with the outer section of the clutch hub cut away at the rivet holes. Very neat stuff, looking forward to the next instalments.

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Re: Brendon_m Moke

Post by brendon_m » Tue, 09 Oct 2018, 16:52

Made up the gearbox cover plates

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Then I dropped the whole gearbox in the kerosene bath to clean the aluminium filings and leaves (I left the gearbox uncovered in the carport because I'm an idiot) out
And assembled it all

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I'll give it a coat of paint after I've done some trial fittings to line up motor mounts

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Post by Adverse Effects » Wed, 10 Oct 2018, 16:13

that could be a good heat sink for the controller

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Post by T1 Terry » Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 12:49

I'm trying to picture where there is enough room in the engine bay for the motor to fit where the flywheel and clutch originally was, can't wait to see a photo of it in position.

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Post by Adverse Effects » Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 12:59

T1 Terry wrote:
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I'm trying to picture where there is enough room in the engine bay for the motor to fit where the flywheel and clutch originally was, can't wait to see a photo of it in position.

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hmm i think you may be right there isnt much room at that end of the "motor"

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Re: Brendon_m Moke

Post by brendon_m » Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 13:40

I did a lot of measuring and then a rough mockup and yes, it's a really tight fit. But it does fit.
Putting the motor at that end is also what pushed me to the pmac motors as they are mostly quite short. The Me1507 has squared off sides which will make it miss the "chassis rail". Just...

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Re: Brendon_m Moke

Post by brendon_m » Sun, 14 Oct 2018, 13:50

Started making up the motor mount mounts this weekend, I damaged one of the mounts when I was pulling the engine out and forgot to order a new one, so I'll have to wait for that before I can finish up but it's all basically lined up and the brackets are made.

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I've left the lifting chains on the old engine for now so I got some ratchet straps and crossed out the "not" on the tag where it says not for lifting and ta daa I had some "rated" slings. Image

Its currently just resting on the subframe but it fits.
(with some minor panel beating to the inner guard)
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Re: Brendon_m Moke

Post by Adverse Effects » Sun, 14 Oct 2018, 17:05

ahh yes i had forgot the moke bay is wider than a minis

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Re: Brendon_m Moke

Post by brendon_m » Thu, 18 Oct 2018, 13:19

I've now received my very Chinese demister. The moke heater assembly was all rusted out when I got it so it never had a heater or a demister. I only need one for licensing and I'm a stinge, cue the nastiest heater box I could find.

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But it has a picture of a flower with a bee and a racing truck on the box so it must be good.
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Re: Brendon_m Moke

Post by Johny » Thu, 18 Oct 2018, 13:26

Ha ha. It must be an environmentally friendly heater.
Nice build BTW. Good to see another classic EV coming together.

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