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 on: January 17, 2019, 02:46:17 PM 
Started by Lemming Motors - Last post by Interested Observer
Will there be fuel/electrical/hot water etc. lines running on the non-shielded side?

 on: January 17, 2019, 12:02:30 PM 
Started by typo41 - Last post by typo41
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 on: January 17, 2019, 11:38:24 AM 
Started by Lemming Motors - Last post by Stan Back
It looks to me that things could still be ricocheting around in what looks to be the rear of the bellhousing before the transmission.

(A hundred years ago, we made a 180 "legal" bellhousing shield on our drag roadster.  The clutch left the premises and took out the aluminum trans adapter, dropped the engine with headers down on the drag link and steered the car off the strip into the weeds.  Things happen.)

 on: January 17, 2019, 11:22:01 AM 
Started by Lemming Motors - Last post by Lemming Motors
Thanks both.

I will get them fully welded once I know what I have built is suitable - pics are with Tech but was wondering what the collective would note too.

Stainless - pics were 'righted' in the folder but not using secondary software - I will do that next time.

 on: January 17, 2019, 10:48:32 AM 
Started by Lemming Motors - Last post by QikNip
Here's my take on rule 3.0 (not to mention self-preservation) The scatter shield needs to be capable of containing all the loose parts of a total clutch disintegration. Given the nearly endless possibilities of the directions those parts can fly on the first, second (or "umptienth") bounce, I believe a properly designed shield is one that prevents any of them escaping. Mine totally encloses the bell housing from engine block to transmission flange. Can't be sure looking at the pictures here is that's what you have, but I'll leave that evaluation up to your capable scrutiny!  grin

 on: January 17, 2019, 10:43:06 AM 
Started by Lemming Motors - Last post by Stainless1
The purpose of the scatter shield is prevent injury from exploding parts... so welding everything is necessary... you are one of the folks it is protecting.  Email the pics to the SCTA special construction chair and ask if it is sufficient. 

To keep pics orientated run them through a program like paint and save them.... that is what I just did.  I did not rotate or anything else... just resaved them....

 on: January 17, 2019, 09:52:49 AM 
Started by Lemming Motors - Last post by Lemming Motors
Sorry - these photos are right way up in my computer but seem to default to the orientation that the camera had when posted on the forum. Its good neck strengthening exerise looking at them, I guess.  undecided

 on: January 17, 2019, 09:50:57 AM 
Started by Lemming Motors - Last post by Lemming Motors
Scatter shield - tacked.

In the event that Mr Newtons Laws get involved with the unexpected failure of my flywheel or clutch does the propsed 1/4" steel 360 degree shield look appropriate (assuming a proper welder filled in the gaps)?

I am not sure if it needs to close in more at the rear where the bellhousing dips away from the steel bits or whether simply stopping them fly out laterally is required?

The rear face of the clutch pressure plate is approx. 2.5" as measured from the back of the engine block; the shield is nearly 5" in total distance from the back of the engine block.


 on: January 16, 2019, 11:49:17 PM 
Started by Jack Gifford - Last post by salt27
Will there be a video?

Be safe Jack.   shocked

 on: January 16, 2019, 11:04:44 PM 
Started by Jack Gifford - Last post by Jack Gifford
Idle minds breed trouble?... shocked

I've rigged up a "static dyno" to enable loading the engine somewhat during the next test-running. Removed all weights (even the attaching bolts) from the full-centrifugal CrowerGlide- I guessed full lockup will now be up around 6,000 RPM (Crower guesses about 5,500). Made up a rugged 2' long torque arm on the QC box's output shaft, anchored to an S-type load cell, which is in turn anchored to the engine mounting (via an old-fashioned 550 lb. game scale, for quick visual reference). Logging ten data points per second should provide some useful data, despite being limited to 2-3 seconds bursts to not cook the clutch too badly. The arm also has a shock absorber to dampen its movement.

Don't be too alarmed- there's plenty of over-sizing of fasteners and other pieces. And a stout "gate" is provided to contain the arm in any event.

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