no pix yet. thought I would wait until I repainted it all. right now its part yellow, part primer etc.
A list of "changes" or better put, "deviations" I made from the two on-line AUX transmission articles.
1) used a stock model "A" cross shaft instead of finding me a piece of 7/8" diameter cold rolled rod.. Not getting lucky on the
"remannts" section of the local warehouse for a short peice to purchase.
This worked out well.. Had the hole drilled in the center of the shaft to mount a model "A" shifting fork.
Same on the lever end for the linkage.. worked out well.
2) Built a removable linkage arm, one that uses a lenght of flat bar and a small lenght of pipe drilled with a 7/8" id to slip
over the end of the cross shaft. In that I drilled a hole to secure this using a Grade 8 1/4-20-2" bolt
3) Using the design noted in #2, I was thus able to mount the entire assembly of bolted transmission, adapter plates and clutch housing as one assembly onto the engine. this saved the step of fishing the TO return spring inside a small access hole. Also, doing this I was able to use the otherwise inaccessable final clutch housing mounting bolt hidden behind the lever arm when installed. Bolt first, slip on the lever arm and secure with 1/4-20 grade 8 bolt.
4) instead of welding two (2) bolts ont othe inner mounting plate to mount the gas tank bracket too, I drilled and tapped a set of 3/8" threaded holes. to this I bolted down the welded up bracket. No big deal, thought I would mention.. its an option.
SUGGESTIONS: My entire setup is bolted together, allowing dis-assembly at any time. In fact, it saved me a lot of headaches as i needed to take down and put back together a number of times thru the install..
ALWAYS use grade 8 hardware... I thought, as I didnt have a 1/4-20 x 2" at the time, I could just substitue any old grade 2 bolt I had lying around to hold the shift lever to the cross shaft. after about 3 or 4 cycles of clutch engaging, it nearly sheared the bolt in two! I then realized I had the same grade 2 inside holding the shift fork to the cross shaft! Replaced that with a grade 8 as well. hope it holds up.. otherwise, welding is in order, possibly why John Demarrias welded all his parts together. for now, and if it holds, Ill keep it all fully bolted for disasembly.
anyway, I am no expert, but I AM a bit wiser having gone thru the process once! I learned a lot, learned how i really have little patience anymore, and learned to accept my constant grease under the nails and cuts and scrapes on the hands!! now to get the wife to understand and accept my short comings.