Building side covers for the rear end. Here's my procedure. Having neither mill or lathe, I'm forced to be innovative & think outside the box to achieve my desired results.
Rough in on the band saw.
Button head on bolt is the dia I want for the outside end. Big washer is correct for where it bolts to the center section. I'll work to these as my size templates. Jam nut keeps everything tight in the spinning drill press.
Jigged a coarse rasp in the vice to hold it steady as the spinning aluminum plug is lowered on to it. Slow going.
But I'm getting the result I want. On to the next step.
Thanks Scott, appreciate that. There is a certain "charm" in working by hand & I enjoy the challenges & the results when I get it right. But it's hard to match the absolute precision of the digital age with hand work as witnessed by the fact that I have had to do multiple takes on some parts in order to achieve my desired results.
Getting there. They are in 50 grit from the big belt sander & only semi finished. Hard to do finish work on it as the area being cut is facing down & I can't see the contact area...but it's quick for rough in. True up the lines & eliminate the scratches by hand.
Couldn't resist going a bit boutique ish on the design...a little out of character for me, but what the heck.
Eyeball engineering in motion. While I'm hand shaping on the belt sander & getting it too hot to handle, I've got another one hanging on the fan cooling. It cools slower than it gets hot & the fan helps to accelerate the cycle.
Thanks, guys. David, pleased to meet you, thanks for looking. Scott, wondered if anyone would pick up on that...very astute of you. Actually, they were hot enough after sawing that probably would have blistered my fingers if I'd picked them up bare handed.
Everything's still fitted kinda loose...some burrs from the drilling to clean up...few more holes to drill... Had to see what it looks line in place though. Gotta get some more armature wire in couple different sizes to finish the water pump.
Distributor can & will be moved a bit closer to the engine.