Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount



Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby Indycars » March 1st, 2013, 7:15 pm

grumpyvette wrote:(1)
could you post a step by step guide for computer and camera total idiots as to how you take and post pictures now Im sure most people have access to or can get access to a digital camera, but once the pictures taken, how do you get it from the camera to posted in a thread?
remember your instructions are to be used by and your more than likely dealing with people who are totally unfamiliar with the process.

obviously a few tips on how to take clear pictures and what camera to buy, or connection cables, interface devices, software or any other related info would also help guys that may not yet have a camera , or guys who have never posted a picture they took.

(2)
YES IVE READ THRU THIS THREAD SEVERAL TIMES and while I understand much of it , there are parts that I don,t seem to understand as Im sure is true with some other members

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=4217&p=11112&hilit=posting+pictures#p11112


(1)
You are a sneaky something ;), how long did you wait to post these questions???
The only things I see that have not been covered are...... "what camera to buy, or
connection cables, interface devices"

(2)
I'm not sure if you are referring to taking photos or the subject of the thread.....are
you suggesting something that's not been covered in my thread below???

Check out the thread below and then let me know what you think we need.

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=5595

Rick
Too much is just enough!!!

- Check Out My Dart SHP Engine Project: viewtopic.php?f=69&t=3814
- Need a Dynamic Compression Ratio Calculator: viewtopic.php?f=99&t=4458
Indycars

User avatar
Forum Admin
Forum Admin
 
Posts: 4424
Joined: May 25th, 2010, 8:58 am
Location: Yukon, OK

Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby busterrm » March 2nd, 2013, 9:08 pm

I like what I see there, thats a good plan of action to incorporate both the tranny mount and the driveshaft loop from the same origin. I will await the drawings and will get to work making all the parts. I think its going to look great when its done.
Bob
2007 Chevy Silverado
1976 Chevy Nova
2008 Harley - Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom.
If I can't smoke the tires I want more!!!
busterrm

User avatar
 
Posts: 925
Joined: December 9th, 2011, 4:58 pm
Location: Wichita Falls, Texas

Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby busterrm » March 5th, 2013, 5:32 pm

Okay, per Indycars drawings, here is a picture of the transmission mount parts I currently have fabricated so far:
Image
The long curved pieces mount to the permanent crossmember and make their way down to a U-bracket(not yet made) that mounts to the transmission itself. the little C shape pieces are the mounting brackets that the driveshaft loop(not yet made either) mounts to behind the cross member. the flat piece is the piece these parts will be attached to, that is suspended below the actual crossmember.
Bob
2007 Chevy Silverado
1976 Chevy Nova
2008 Harley - Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom.
If I can't smoke the tires I want more!!!
busterrm

User avatar
 
Posts: 925
Joined: December 9th, 2011, 4:58 pm
Location: Wichita Falls, Texas

Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby Indycars » March 5th, 2013, 6:54 pm


Those are some very very COOL looking
brackets now, even if I say so myself!!!


Many many thanks to busterrm for his help!!! Image

Rick
Too much is just enough!!!

- Check Out My Dart SHP Engine Project: viewtopic.php?f=69&t=3814
- Need a Dynamic Compression Ratio Calculator: viewtopic.php?f=99&t=4458
Indycars

User avatar
Forum Admin
Forum Admin
 
Posts: 4424
Joined: May 25th, 2010, 8:58 am
Location: Yukon, OK

Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby busterrm » March 5th, 2013, 7:27 pm

Not a problem, I enjoy being creative.
Bob
2007 Chevy Silverado
1976 Chevy Nova
2008 Harley - Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom.
If I can't smoke the tires I want more!!!
busterrm

User avatar
 
Posts: 925
Joined: December 9th, 2011, 4:58 pm
Location: Wichita Falls, Texas

Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby Indycars » March 6th, 2013, 5:06 pm


Here are the dwg's to go along with those pieces that busterrm made. The long
rectangle is simply a piece of 3/8 inch plate, cut to 2" x 12"

transmissionmount001.jpg

DriveShaftLoopMountingBracket01.jpg

VerticalTransmissonMountBracket.jpg


The verticals were changed slightly from the original plan. Now they wrap around
the bar, just like the green Driveshaft Loop Brackets.

TransMountPerspectiveView02d.jpg


Download Drawing Below:

DriveShaftLoopMountingBracket01.pdf

VerticalTransmissionMountBracket.pdf


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Rick
Too much is just enough!!!

- Check Out My Dart SHP Engine Project: viewtopic.php?f=69&t=3814
- Need a Dynamic Compression Ratio Calculator: viewtopic.php?f=99&t=4458
Indycars

User avatar
Forum Admin
Forum Admin
 
Posts: 4424
Joined: May 25th, 2010, 8:58 am
Location: Yukon, OK

Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby busterrm » March 6th, 2013, 8:11 pm

I had to move the hole close to the end where the vertical is attached to the crossbar. With the 1 inch hole and the heat of cutting the part, welding it, the heat drilling, I thought it was best to move that hole 1/4 farther away from that end. Seeing that those holes are cosmetic, I figured it would not be a problem.
Bob
2007 Chevy Silverado
1976 Chevy Nova
2008 Harley - Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom.
If I can't smoke the tires I want more!!!
busterrm

User avatar
 
Posts: 925
Joined: December 9th, 2011, 4:58 pm
Location: Wichita Falls, Texas

Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby Indycars » March 7th, 2013, 10:12 am

busterrm wrote:I had to move the hole close to the end where the vertical is attached to the crossbar. With the 1 inch hole and the heat of cutting the part, welding it, the heat drilling, I thought it was best to move that hole 1/4 farther away from that end. Seeing that those holes are cosmetic, I figured it would not be a problem.


So you increased the distance noted in the drawing below???

I noticed that it was closer than I wanted when finalizing the
drawing. Glad you moved it!


VerticalTransmissonMountBracket01a.jpg


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Rick
Too much is just enough!!!

- Check Out My Dart SHP Engine Project: viewtopic.php?f=69&t=3814
- Need a Dynamic Compression Ratio Calculator: viewtopic.php?f=99&t=4458
Indycars

User avatar
Forum Admin
Forum Admin
 
Posts: 4424
Joined: May 25th, 2010, 8:58 am
Location: Yukon, OK

Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby busterrm » March 7th, 2013, 9:06 pm

Yes, I moved it about a 1/4 inch farther away from that notch for the flatbar. I just thought that with all the stress from cutting it, drilling it, and eventually the welding would possible cause problems down the road. I just feel better about it, call it a gut feeling. I measured before and it was only about 5/16 away and now it about 9/16 away from that notch. I made the driveshaft loop today. We got lucky, I found a scrap piece of 3/8 flatbar today and it was long enough for the loop. Here is a picture of the loop:
Image
It just happened to be 316L stainless so it is good and strong,I got this bent and we have 6.375 across the loop, so I will make the U bracket that same 6.375 and it will give us 5.875 inside. We are limited on what to bend that loop around in that small size. That's an additional 1/4 of an inch over the original of 5.625 inches.
Bob
2007 Chevy Silverado
1976 Chevy Nova
2008 Harley - Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom.
If I can't smoke the tires I want more!!!
busterrm

User avatar
 
Posts: 925
Joined: December 9th, 2011, 4:58 pm
Location: Wichita Falls, Texas

Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby Indycars » March 7th, 2013, 10:15 pm

busterrm wrote:Yes, I moved it about a 1/4 inch farther away from that notch for the flatbar. I just thought that with all the stress from cutting it, drilling it, and eventually the welding would possible cause problems down the road. I just feel better about it, call it a gut feeling. I measured before and it was only about 5/16 away and now it about 9/16 away from that notch.

I made the driveshaft loop today. We got lucky, I found a scrap piece of 3/8 flatbar today and it was long enough for the loop. Here is a picture of the loop:
Image

It just happened to be 316L stainless so it is good and strong,I got this bent and we have 6.375 across the loop, so I will make the U bracket that same 6.375 and it will give us 5.875 inside. We are limited on what to bend that loop around in that small size. That's an additional 1/4 of an inch over the original of 5.625 inches.


You got alittle ahead of me with those verticals. I'm so glad you noticed the same problem and made an adjustment....GREAT BIG THANKS!!!



Appreciate you going to the extra trouble! I will be putting my magic touches on that loop, including a whole lot of polishing on the stainless(I like shinny things) ..... But if you hadn't done such a great job on the drive shaft loop, YOU might have ended up like this little guy in an alley somewhere in NoWhereVille! :lol: :P :shock:


SmokingRat.jpg


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Rick
Too much is just enough!!!

- Check Out My Dart SHP Engine Project: viewtopic.php?f=69&t=3814
- Need a Dynamic Compression Ratio Calculator: viewtopic.php?f=99&t=4458
Indycars

User avatar
Forum Admin
Forum Admin
 
Posts: 4424
Joined: May 25th, 2010, 8:58 am
Location: Yukon, OK

Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby busterrm » March 7th, 2013, 10:59 pm

Well when I had laid out on the material I used a scribe and scribed the holes and it just looked too close. I also thought with it that close it might attract weld splatter also, due to the drilling of holes larger than about .625 usually will create a magnetic field. That along with the other stresses I mentioned.
Bob
2007 Chevy Silverado
1976 Chevy Nova
2008 Harley - Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom.
If I can't smoke the tires I want more!!!
busterrm

User avatar
 
Posts: 925
Joined: December 9th, 2011, 4:58 pm
Location: Wichita Falls, Texas

Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby busterrm » March 8th, 2013, 7:04 pm

Okay made the U bracket today and had trouble with one of the bends, one of the bends has a larger radius Rick. It is noticeable when it is sitting by itself, but I think once its mounted it will be unnoticeable. Here is a picture of it:
Image
I drilled the holes 13/16 per our last converstion over the phone.
Bob
2007 Chevy Silverado
1976 Chevy Nova
2008 Harley - Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom.
If I can't smoke the tires I want more!!!
busterrm

User avatar
 
Posts: 925
Joined: December 9th, 2011, 4:58 pm
Location: Wichita Falls, Texas

Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby Indycars » March 8th, 2013, 9:43 pm

busterrm wrote:Okay made the U bracket today and had trouble with one of the bends, one of the bends has a larger radius Rick. It is noticeable when it is sitting by itself, but I think once its mounted it will be unnoticeable. Here is a picture of it:
ubracket001.jpg

I drilled the holes 13/16 per our last conversation over the phone.


Your right, that it won't be noticeable when installed, certainly can't tell any
difference from the photo. Thanks for making the pics bigger, I did notice
immediately!!! AND Grumpy won't have to squint to focus !!!

I bought the metric bolts today that SHOULD fit if my logic is correct that
will go inside of the rubber shock mount biscuits that I'm using. The 13/16"
should be just fine for the 3/4"+ that I measured. Hard to tell sometimes
when measuring something that flexible.

You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Rick
Too much is just enough!!!

- Check Out My Dart SHP Engine Project: viewtopic.php?f=69&t=3814
- Need a Dynamic Compression Ratio Calculator: viewtopic.php?f=99&t=4458
Indycars

User avatar
Forum Admin
Forum Admin
 
Posts: 4424
Joined: May 25th, 2010, 8:58 am
Location: Yukon, OK

Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby Indycars » March 9th, 2013, 5:55 pm


I removed the extra bolt holes from the transmission case. They were getting
in the way of the body and they are not used when bolting up the trans to a
Chevy motor.

RemovedExtraBoltHoles_3897.jpg

RemovedExtraBoltHoles01_3897.jpg

DSC01250.jpg

RemovedExtraBoltHoles_3898.jpg


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Rick
Too much is just enough!!!

- Check Out My Dart SHP Engine Project: viewtopic.php?f=69&t=3814
- Need a Dynamic Compression Ratio Calculator: viewtopic.php?f=99&t=4458
Indycars

User avatar
Forum Admin
Forum Admin
 
Posts: 4424
Joined: May 25th, 2010, 8:58 am
Location: Yukon, OK

Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby Indycars » March 14th, 2013, 6:23 pm


I'm needing some rectangle steel tubing when busterrm (Bob) comes up to help me
with the trans mount. I only need about 6 inches to complete the job, but if I'm
going to buy, I might as well make it worth my time and/or shipping charges. The
longest you can ship at a reasonable cost is 8 feet.

We have a local business that will sell any length, but you pay dearly for it. But I
can buy from Stock Car Steel and have it shipped for a better price, when you
consider $/ft to get it my door.

Then there is Cold Rolled or Hot Rolled question. Stock Car Steel carries
Hot Rolled (Pickled & Oiled), Ok so now there is another question to
answer before I buy. P&O will be better for my application and is more expensive,
another reason I will buy from SCT. I emailed them this morning about some
stainless steel flat bar, and I had an answer with 2 hours, but this is my first time
with them, so I can't say it will always be that way.

I run by the scrap metal yard every few weeks, but this I need pretty quickly .....
Anyone have a better idea for steel ???

StockCarSteelPrices.jpg



http://www.spaco.org/hrvscr.htm
Theoretically, the only difference between hot rolled and cold rolled steels is that hot rolled steel is rolled to its final dimensions while hot enough to scale (over about 1700 degrees F) while cold rolled steel is rolled to its final dimensions well below scaling temperatures.
So----- If you are making ½” square HOT rolled steel, you have to estimate what the final size will be after the product cools, whereas you can finish the Cold rolled steel to much closer tolerances right in the sizing rollers and that is what you get.

There are some other things to consider, too:
-The finished tolerances on hot rolled steels are looser than on cold rolled. Not only the plus or minus tolerance from nominal size, but the "square-ness" of the product. And, I can tell you from personal experience that there’s a lot of trapezoidal (HOT rolled) A36 out there. So, if you need a specific size and you are going to go to a “surplus” place, bring your ruler, square and micrometer to make sure you get what you need.

- I have been told that, in order to get the cold rolled steel to come out with a nice finish, they might use "cleaner" ingots from which to roll the product. This means that you’d get fewer slag or carbon inclusions with cold rolled steels.

-Note that I haven't talked about the chemistry of the steel at all. You can get cold rolled or hot rolled 1045 and you can perform either process on C1018. But since we often talk about using "mild" steels, the two steels that we end up having around most often are C1018----which is quite often sold in cold rolled form and A36 which is always hot rolled.
-One other difference that may be of interest to the blacksmith is that if you buy "1018”cold rolled steel", you can be pretty sure that it has close to a 0.18% carbon content and few other impurities. But the spec for A36 can let the carbon content go as high as 0.29% and it can contain many more impurities. More carbon makes it harder to forge.
Rolling Mill With U-Turn
-You generally have to pay about twice as much money for cold rolled steel as for hot rolled steel, for reasons which are probably obvious from the above.

So far, you are probably feeling that, in dealing with mild steels, cold rolled steel is clearly the better stuff to have if you can afford it. Well, yes, usually, but---- since the hot rolled steel IS rolled while hot, it has a chance to normalize after the last rollers, so it is pretty much stress free when you get it. But machinists who usually buy cold rolled steel, often have the stuff twist and warp on them as they machine the first side or two. This is because the cold rolled steel actually work-hardens in the rolling process.
For blacksmiths, this isn't much of a problem, since we are usually going to heat it up and reform it anyway.

There is also an in-between finishing hot rolling process called "P & O" (Pickled and Oiled). In this case, the hot rolled steel is pickled in acid to remove the mill scale and then oiled to keep it from rusting. The cost is somewhere in between that of regular hot rolled and cold rolled.

Finally, in my experience, the more popular (to the steel yard) sizes of mild steel usually come in both cold and hot rolled. I buy hot rolled whenever I can for blacksmithing. Except if I'm going to put a LOT of work into a piece. Then I buy cold rolled steel to minimize the possibility of having a crack appear in the shaft of my fancy flesh fork after about an hour of forging and an hour of filing and chasing. But in some sizes, for instance 1/4" square, the steel yards in our area only carry it in cold rolled, at twice the price of hot rolled---- so if I want any of that for S-hooks and for nails, etc., I'm stuck with the higher priced stuff--- unless I want to order a ton or two to get it in hot rolled form!


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Rick
Too much is just enough!!!

- Check Out My Dart SHP Engine Project: viewtopic.php?f=69&t=3814
- Need a Dynamic Compression Ratio Calculator: viewtopic.php?f=99&t=4458
Indycars

User avatar
Forum Admin
Forum Admin
 
Posts: 4424
Joined: May 25th, 2010, 8:58 am
Location: Yukon, OK

Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby busterrm » March 15th, 2013, 2:11 am

If it were me, I would use the cold rolled tubing. It finishes better and cuts and welds cleaner. But, take into consideration that the remainder of the parts excluding the u bracket and loop are a form of hot rolled material. All forms of plate material are done in the hot rolled category.
Bob
2007 Chevy Silverado
1976 Chevy Nova
2008 Harley - Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom.
If I can't smoke the tires I want more!!!
busterrm

User avatar
 
Posts: 925
Joined: December 9th, 2011, 4:58 pm
Location: Wichita Falls, Texas

PreviousNext

Return to Welding Tips and Welders

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron