Well I have almost finished the drawings, I have yet to plot
them in 2D with dimensions, so I can use them to make the
pattern from. I have some better images than these, I played
with the lighting and rendering, I also animated them, so
while I could have been making the pattern I played with solidworks,
not very productive. amazing programme its so easy altering
stuff much easier than autocad, though drawing in autocad
is quicker it's a pain to make major alterations.
This part is an adapter to bolt an engine to a landrover
gearbox, an adapter similar to this is used on all landrovers
- I always called it a clutch housing. The Perkins Prima engine
and flywheel require an adapter 61 mm deep, or so I am told.
I could alter a stock housing[~70mm deep], to fit the engine
but there isn't enough meat to take 10 mm off. To cut'n'shut
would mean re-machining all over and there isn't the meat
in the bore - the large opening registers on the bellhousing
- to do this, unless I built that up or worked with the bore
as the referance for all the rest ?
I have a taxi engine adapter which would be OK - but it
sat in a hedge for 20 years and the aluminium is so badly
corroded that it's un-useable.
I do have a V8 adapter which would fit if bolted to a 16
mm plate, which could then be bolted to the block.
I could fabricate one from sheet. I can think of quite a
few reasons, ways to avoid, spending the money on having the
casting done but i am not working so i have the time for the
pattern making and i am quite interested in doing some casting
and if i have this cast i might get to see a mould being made
- I still find it hard to belive you can make a mould with
I forgot the obvious constuction method ommited above, make
it from carbon fibre.....