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Old 11-25-2007, 09:30 PM   #142 (permalink)
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08-15-2006, 10:20 Pm

Well, Sketchup is neat, but it's not really appropriate for this task.

After a lot of effort making just TWO of the components, I quit and headed for Photoshop.

2 images above: Sketchup of the pump shaft and a representation of the transmission bell housing with depth clearances and the input shaft.

1 image above: quick ' n' dirty Photoshop cross-section representation of all the components to scale.

(Some parts, fyi: Red: frame; Yellow = motor; light grey = adapter plate; blue = bell housing; green = splined clutch hub; dark grey = pump shaft bearing plate; misc others...)
Project MPGiata! Mods for getting 50+ MPG from a 1990 Miata
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: 70 MPG in my ecomodded, dirt cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage.
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners - electric car conversion on a beer budget
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