Yeah the local machinist has some Soviet era lathes and milling equipment, no clue how he managed Marine diesel conversions are quite common here, so the knowledge to build adapters seem ubiquitous.denwood wrote: ↑Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:17 amI'd call you a bit fearless. I can see perhaps a lathe and mill in your future if you plan to do more of these
It will be interesting to see how you manage the vacuum issue as well. Between the adaptor plate alignment and the "chuck" to combine the motor/trans, I hope there are no vibration issues to deal with. How did the machinist doing the "chuck" ensure that the splines were aligned to each other longitudinally? Easy to do on a 7 axis lathe, not so easy manually.