little update, lots of progress made on the diff setup the last week or so, the aliminium has been machined and thread holes added etc, the bearing carriers are nearly finished, bearings just need to be machine pressed into the alluminium carriers, a punch hole has been machined into the carriers just in case the bearings need replacing, these bearings are real heavy duty so shouldnt need changing regularly at all, they are life bearings and are completely sealed so never need greasing etc and take alot of abuse.
images of setup look slightly confusing, but basically there are two bearing carriers each side of the diff, once the bearings are pressed in the carriers are bolted together using flush alan key bolts. the big block of aluminium still needs to be rounded off at the top to look nicer but is looking real smart so far, sooo pleased with the work he has done, and he just seems to know everything, and thinks of so many ideas to make it better, top guy !!
you can also see the reverse gear, as you can see it is SUPER light lol (looks more like an alloy wheel design lol) needs alot of machining to slide over diff and needs a block of steel welded to the back of it to create threaded holes to bolt to the diff. spacers will then be machined, allowing the sprocket to be bolted on giving a good gap tollerance for the chain.
once the aluminium is finished being machined, it is being sent off to one of his mates to be anodised in red, plans are to have the mini anthracite with black arches and red frame. the diff will be spreyed athracite when the tig welds have been smoothed.
the whole thing should start to look really nice soon as the machining is coming to an end and the tidy up process begins. and the whole setup should hopefully be really strong and very light.
Edited by Sean12, 07 December 2009 - 12:18 PM.