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Post  Luke714 on Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:18 pm

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone has machined the strengthening plate as shown in the conversion manual with any success. It says "Under development as of 10.04.09" I was going to machine it out this spring break and possibly get the transmission work done early, just wanted to make sure I wasn't wasting my time on outdated drawings. Also, what are the acceptable tolerances on the plate? Will I need to get something over sized and face it down to the exact thickness or can I live within the variation of 1/4" plate?

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Post  v8carreragts on Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:09 am

The guy that originally came up with this just used 1/4" steel plate. He cut the holes with a hole saw and drilled the smaller holes all on a drill press. The housing was machined. His first one was to repair the broken housing on his Diablo replicar. After this he broke an axle which he made a tubular one to replace it and used guardian cross u-joints. Then he started breaking spider gears in the diff. I think he finally replaced the diff with a Torsen. As far as I know he hasn't had any more problems.

This is the car he lends out to potential customers. (he builds Diablo replicars)
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Post  Luke714 on Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:27 am

Sounds good, so it should work just fine. How much power was he putting into it, and what size tires was he using?
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Post  v8carreragts on Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:19 am

The cars he builds use supercharged Buick v6's and I believe 345/35 16 tires. If you want to read about his cars look here:





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Post  Luke714 on Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:36 pm

thanks! I had read that how to guide for the transaxle reinforcement just didn't realize that it came from that site. It's a small world. If he's putting that kind of power into those it must do wonders, although like you said they start to fail in other areas that he had to address.
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Post  Luke714 on Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:46 pm

I just realized that there aren't any dimensions in the manual, is there a drawing floating around the forum somewhere that I don't see? Obviously I can just figure it out when it's apart, but I'd like to have the peace of mind knowing the numbers worked for someone else.
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Post  gt1scca on Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:18 pm

No dimensions, yet.
Hence the reason for being "under development".

JD posted a rough sketch to scale, and I cleaned it up a bit - but true dimensions were waiting on my transaxle measurements. I plan on doing the same mod, just hasn't happened yet.
Not real high on my to-do list just yet...
This one is not to scale, BTW:

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The drawing in the Manual is set up for dims, with radii registered already (dashed lines).
Basically fill in the measurements and the drawing is laser or water-jet ready. Care to help with development, Luke?

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Post  v8carreragts on Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:16 pm

I have an igs file of it. I am going to bring it to work tomorrow and see what other forms it can be converted to. On of the guys on the GT40 forum drew it up.
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Post  gt1scca on Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:23 am

.dxf works for the water jet or laser, Pete.
.igs should convert, or can be exported from SolidWorks as a .dxf.

I need to reinstall SW '08 myself...

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Post  v8carreragts on Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:45 am

Is this what you want?

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Post  v8carreragts on Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:47 am

I should add, I can e-mail a copy of the .igs file to you Greg or Adnin.

Send me a PM
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Post  gt1scca on Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:23 pm

Yep.

Thanks Pete,
I can link an exported .pdf on the site.

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Post  Porch on Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:00 pm

Huh, so it's not even that big of a plate.
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Re: transaxle reinforcement plate

Post  gt1scca on Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:46 pm

SolidWorks 2008 Office Premium SP3.0 and COSMOS now installed.
Bye-Bye RAM memory...

Razz

File should be up soon...

Remember this?
(been a while...6/10/2008)

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Time to dust off the rust.

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Post  944v8inDFW on Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:32 pm

Wonder if we can get Ted Nugent to be the spokes person for WAOCFC
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Post  944v8inDFW on Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:37 pm

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Post  Luke714 on Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:04 pm

sweet! I didn't expect the thread to have grown two pages while I was away today! Sounds like the correct dimensions are floating around now, where did you say you posted a PDF, gtscca? I'm a bit of SolidWorks buff so I'd be thrilled with a copy of the part in that form.
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Post  gt1scca on Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:25 pm

I'm working on it right now.
It'll be up in the morning no doubt.

I imported the .igs file, and SW08 read it as a drawing, so it is being converted to a .SLDPRT file from the .dxf. I am relearning a few tricks I had forgotten since last June. I basically D/L SolidWorks, installed it, and had a .SLDPRT file for the C5 Adapter within 2 days. RAM memory was more important at the time, so I dumped SolidWorks.

Here we go again...
PM your # in case I need a tip or two.

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Post  Luke714 on Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:37 pm

hehe, I haven't done a ton with file conversions actually but I can help you out with anything to do with the actual drawing process. I've used the program to design, model and analyze the FSAE car. I'm always blown away with how powerful it is. My cell just died a horrible death on a concrete floor so I'll just check the forum frequently tomorrow!

I just wanted to thank you guys for being so awesome about all of my questions, probably the friendliest forum I've ever been on. I'm home for a bit so this is also the first period of time I've gotten to actually start the build process on the car, I hope to post some pictures and an explanation of the process so far as soon as I have access to some high speed internets (as Capt. Slow calls it) Razz
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Post  gt1scca on Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:58 am

Luke714, how dis irrrz?

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Post  xschop on Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:23 am

In the 944 transaxle repair manual, I cannot see a race for the taper roller bearing in the schematic that would normally be seated in the rear end of the cast iron intermediate housing. Anyone got pics of the inside of the cast housing?
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Post  Luke714 on Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:48 pm

???? not sure what you're saying gt1scca?

Looks good, is everything working out OK? I just spent 2 days machining the adapter plate and the manual doesn't show little ears like that? Did the design change?
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Post  gt1scca on Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:22 pm

Razz

That's just a more recent version.
I originally learned SW08 by doing the C5 file, and the drawings in the manual are mostly done using my graphics software. I had to get used to SolidWorks again, so I remodeled the C5 Plate.

Don't worry, the Manual drawing will work just fine.
The file I saved last night (shown above) matches the BH contour...
and uses slightly less material.

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