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Re: Sirpent "Z"
« Reply #735 on: October 30, 2011, 11:37:18 AM »
One small step for man, one major hurdle to this build.

I just completed the CAD work for the adaptor that will be needed between the 722.6 trans bellhousing and the T56.

Took some doing but the initial CAD file is ready, I will have a test alloy plate cut to check final dimensions but at this stage all looks good.

There are other features to this adaptor that I have hidden as they are my IP and don't want them made available for the general public surfing the site, these are crucial points used in the alignment between the adaptor and the housing to ensure that the input shaft centre's are in absolute alignment.

The rear of the Benz bell will sit in the cut out of the adapter, both will be bolted to a universal plate that has the bolting points of both on it therefore aligning them, once bolted in place, the outer adaptor ring and bell will be alloy welded together, afterwards I will have the rear of the new adaptor plate machined as I have allowed 5mm additional material, this will ensure that both front and rear surfaces are uniform and square.

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« Reply #736 on: October 30, 2011, 12:20:26 PM »
awesome work john, impressed with your CAD skills. So far this is looking like a fairly easy GB transplant for less cost then a custom box!!

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« Reply #737 on: October 30, 2011, 12:38:03 PM »
Thanks Ben

But I'm somewhat still a hack, most adaptors are a plate that bolts to the bell and then also to the box, but this would mean that you have to allow for differences in bell size and therefore use spacers or machine down the bell to make it fit, the ring approach will allow the bell to sit within it so giving more torsional rigidity under load due to the fact that I will have the ring alloy welded around the parameter which will build up the mount face to exceed the original T56 bell face in material.

Being able to bolt both first to a plate which will act as a jig will also help keep things secured and squared while the welding takes place and then later once released I can finish off the welds so they look seamless to the eye.

Net result will be the new bell with mount will look uniform and replicate the bell depth dimensions of the original T56.

It's all good on paper, just have to do it now, plate cost cutting and welding shouldn't be more than around $400-$500 and I see that the T56 bell I have sell for about $250+ SH so I can recoup some costs there.

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Re: Sirpent "Z"
« Reply #738 on: November 01, 2011, 05:52:35 AM »
Working out very nicely John, stroke of luck re the sizing of the joining faces.

Assume the slots on the side are for the throwout bearing lines?
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« Reply #739 on: November 01, 2011, 06:30:46 AM »
Working out very nicely John, stroke of luck re the sizing of the joining faces.

Assume the slots on the side are for the throwout bearing lines?

Spot on David, but the upper 2 bolt points almost ruined the party, extremely close to hitting straight into the Benz housing.

This is a slightly modded update of the ring showing the throw out bearing recess that I will cut into the Benz housing and the input shaft position.
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« Reply #740 on: November 05, 2011, 03:58:58 PM »
Not an update so to say, but picked up my new toy today.

This is a CLK320, with the same non supercharged version 3.2L V6 as the one Im installing.

So no more hair dressers Ford Probe LOL
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Re: Sirpent "Z"
« Reply #741 on: November 05, 2011, 04:01:35 PM »
mmmmm out of one hair dressers car in to another.... :P

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« Reply #742 on: November 05, 2011, 04:18:05 PM »
Never looked at it that way, suppose Ive gone from a Western suburbs hair dressers car to a Toorak hairdressers can LOL
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« Reply #743 on: November 05, 2011, 05:14:59 PM »
mmmmm out of one hair dressers car in to another.... :P

Oi!!! leave us hairdressers alone........ ;D

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« Reply #744 on: November 05, 2011, 08:29:28 PM »
If the Bevarian Z ever breaks down you'll have a great source of 'spare' parts John  :D

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« Reply #745 on: November 06, 2011, 06:33:47 AM »
It's funny that youve got a daily with the same engine as your zed. I just bought a clubsport with an ls1 as well, to compliment the one in my zed.

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« Reply #746 on: November 27, 2011, 04:33:09 PM »
Im hanging to see some more progress on the bavarian!!

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« Reply #747 on: November 27, 2011, 05:26:57 PM »
Ben

I don't want to make excuses, BUT...............

Of the past 4 weeks I have been away from home each week on business only really coming home for the weekends starting off with a week in Brisbane, followed by a week in Darwin, then 3 days in Sydney and finally Adelaide for 3 days last week, got home Friday night and ended up putting up a Marquis for Marcus' 14th birthday last night, , that's the reason I havn't been on line apart from trying via my Blackberry and nothings been happening.

Of course this coming Saturday is the BBQ but hopefully slowly but surely in the coming weeks.

Fingers crossed !
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« Reply #748 on: November 27, 2011, 07:38:30 PM »
I know!! Figured it would be on the backburner for a few weeks!! Hope your loving your new job!!

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« Reply #749 on: November 27, 2011, 07:52:25 PM »
Yes, I think you've missed out on about 5 pages worth of updates since you've started this new job Johnno.
I've found heaps more time in my breaks at work  :P

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Re: Sirpent "Z"
« Reply #749 on: November 27, 2011, 07:52:25 PM »