Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Warford instructions

Position for the aircraft magneto

This morning i took the cover plate off the ring gear housing, the plate covers the openingused for a starter motor. looks like it will make a perfect mounting position for the 4 cylinder magneto donated by Grizzy. The plan is to drive it from a sprocket driven by the camshaft, positioned where the timer currently sits. then a 1:1 chain drive to the mag

Tuesday, 24 August 2010


Today i picked up a box from the parcelforce offfice with a Nebraska postmark! Got home and opened it up to find a well packed Warford auxiliary transmission 8) From the 3 detent positions on the gearchange shaft its a 2 speed with neutral box.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Dropping the steering column

Decided to start dropping the steering column last night, the column was welded (roughly) to the firewall but the weld had broken, so the column was only supported by the chassis bolts, I loosened thes off leaving just the one going horizontally through the chassis and dropped the column until it rested on the pedals, then lifted it slightly and supported it with a stra
this get st he steering wheel down at the right level for a lower seat height, but leaves me with the wheel a bit too far away! Looks like the column has been shortened by about 6" at one time - i'll need to turn up some ecetension slugs to re-stretch the column