Thursday, September 5, 2013

Less than 1mm

The existing plate that held our PRM reversing gear onto the old DAF engine wouldn't fit the new Deutz. This was a surprise as the gearbox end of both engines have theoretically the same standard dimensions.
It was our lucky day. Not only did the claw of the lathe just fit inside the opening for the incoming shaft but the large disc just squeezed into the lathe.
As Erik soon discovered the old lip wasn't round, but 3 tenths of a mil. later it was and it now fits perfectly. Next job, engine mounts - we're getting closer.