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My Detroit sandrail/pleasure craft... or "Carmela's Concession"
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:54 am    Post subject: Re: My Detroit sandrail/pleasure craft... or "Carmela's Concession" Reply with quote

Dennis,

Before you remove anymore material. Spray the inside areas (along the areas of concern) with some black spray paint.

Fit your flywheel to one of your engines and try fitting it in the transmission. You should be able to quickly identify the high areas (the paint will be scraped off) The primary areas to remove are near the bolt holes.

I am concerned you may be removing too much material. It only took me 15 minutes to do my case. (I have done it twice)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:32 pm    Post subject: Re: My Detroit sandrail/pleasure craft... or "Carmela's Concession" Reply with quote

I've found a rotary burr in my drill motor to work well and take, as webonya said, about 15 minutes. A sanding drum in a drill motor will also work well.

Just be careful with the grinding dust. It's HIGHLY flammable and you CAN'T put it out!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:19 am    Post subject: Re: My Detroit sandrail/pleasure craft... or "Carmela's Concession" Reply with quote

Old school way to do it is align the engine with the input shaft, get it started on the floor, and slowly push it in and let the flywheel clearance itself Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:45 am    Post subject: Re: My Detroit sandrail/pleasure craft... or "Carmela's Concession" Reply with quote

15 minutes? AAaarrrgggg, I won't remove any more material until I paint the suspected areas, attach one of my engines to a flywheel......and then mate and spin. After all the grinding that I've done, I've got to be pretty close. Thanks guys. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:15 pm    Post subject: Re: My Detroit sandrail/pleasure craft... or "Carmela's Concession" Reply with quote

dennismcd707 wrote:
15 minutes? AAaarrrgggg, I won't remove any more material until I paint the suspected areas, attach one of my engines to a flywheel......and then mate and spin. After all the grinding that I've done, I've got to be pretty close. Thanks guys. Laughing


So you're telling us that you have WAAAYYYY more than 15 minutes into this already? Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:38 am    Post subject: Re: My Detroit sandrail/pleasure craft... or "Carmela's Concession" Reply with quote

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.... I've still got work to do in order for this to work. Just minor twists and turns in order for the two to mate successfully on my workbench, which takes a little bit more time than I had this morning out in the garage. I'm using the engine with the stripped threads in the crank as my flywheel 'guide', and I also couldn't get the flywheel mated with the crank (tight dowels) .....close enough so the flywheel isn't sticking out farther than it should.

Plus, I've got a new Scat glad nut that is .250 longer than stock, but apparently I don't have a socket that will fit it. Another set back in just trying to mate the two components. All of this takes time, and I should probably tackle this on Saturday. It sucks working afternoons. I can only work/play until around noon, then everything stops.......... so I can go to work.

Just thought I'd post my progress so far....... with the new "plan" in motion.
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