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Old 11-25-2007, 09:30 PM   #143 (permalink)
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08-17-2006, 12:16 Pm

Well, it looks like the motor / transmission coupling is going to fit together surprisingly well. For a change, the various parts seem to be just the right sizes for each other (and the clearances we have). Pleasant surprise. Yay for standardization.

We need to have a recess machined to fit a bearing for the pump shaft (in what I called the pump shaft bearing plate in the prev. msg), trim the pump shaft to the right length and have keyways cut into the pump shaft and the clutch hub to mate them to the Lovejoy connector.

Then drill & tap 2 additional bolt holes in the motor end plate and ... stick it all together. (I'm detailing all this as much to get it organized in my mind as to give you an update, so there you go.)

Maybe it'll be together in another week or so.
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