Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount



Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby busterrm » March 17th, 2013, 10:27 pm

87vette81big wrote:I am in Illinois, they like to charge $.

Staying ahead of the game is must.
That reminds me of fuel charges, seems the farther north you go the more it costs.
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Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby Indycars » March 18th, 2013, 8:20 am

busterrm wrote:Do you have a Air Gas outlet in OKC Rick?

Yes we do.
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Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby busterrm » March 18th, 2013, 8:54 pm

It looks like lady luck is on our side, I just checked my welder and it looks like my AC/DC machine will plug into his receptacle. Mine just looks different, below is the new extra I had with my welder in storage.
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Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby Indycars » March 26th, 2013, 7:06 pm


My last materials order came in today, but not all of it pertains to the
transmission mount. The SS 1/2" tubing is for the fuel system, if you
look closely, you can see I have already tried a 37° flare to see how it
was going to work.

Busterrm......see you Thursday !!!!

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Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby busterrm » March 26th, 2013, 9:58 pm

Hey, I could have fun with all that stuff! I have the TIG dry rig, went and got my welder after work, and we don't need the tungsten I have two. I will be there probably between 6-8 pm. It depends on when I get on the road!
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Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby Indycars » March 27th, 2013, 12:46 pm


The wife has parent conferences on Thursday(5th Grade Teacher), so she will be not be home to eat and then straight to her party. I say that because we can eat whenever you get here.

Great that you have some tungsten, but on that subject....don't you need a special grinder for the tip???

So how do you feel about welding in the rain??? :P Were expecting a little.

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Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby busterrm » March 27th, 2013, 8:32 pm

Nah, the tungsten will sharpen on a regular bench grinder rock. There is one in the torch that needs touched up and I have two new 1/8 2% thoriated. I was checking here at home and I do have a full box of 7018 - 3/32. So only things we will need is the shrouds and tig wire. Depending on what happens tomorrow, I may have to delay driving up till Friday morning. There is rumor that they want us to work til 5:30 pm, but I am not sure if its true, neither does my supervisor. So, I will let you know tomorrow. If we do work that late it will put me too late to get the argon, so I will pick it up Friday am on the way out of town. I will be bringing some angle iron and casters to put together a roll around dolly for my welder, we can plug it up and check the power putting it together.
Oh, the rain won't hurt us as long as we are inside in the dry. Let it rain, we need it down here real bad!
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Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby busterrm » March 27th, 2013, 8:37 pm

Oh yeah, need to ask this, what PSI will your air compressor carry? I may be bring a few air tools with me that will aid us in the assembly.
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Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby Indycars » March 27th, 2013, 8:47 pm

No problem, let me know when you can.

Max=135psi
12.4 cfm @ 100 psi
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Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby busterrm » March 27th, 2013, 8:58 pm

Indycars wrote:No problem, let me know when you can.

Max=135psi
12.4 cfm @ 100 psi

Okay thats cool, that will carry the air tools. That rumor may be just that a "Rumor", a few instigators are in every work place that like to start false rumors.
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Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby Indycars » March 30th, 2013, 4:46 pm


No time to really talk, but Bob has been here since Thursday evening about 8pm. Got around
Friday morning and bought some supplies, otherwise been working all the time.

So a few pics to for your amusement.

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Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby grumpyvette » March 30th, 2013, 7:55 pm

well it certainly looks like you gentlemen are slowly getting the car assembled, I sure want to see it run!
IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby busterrm » March 31st, 2013, 1:47 pm

Hey guys,
Rick and I are having a great time, I took a break and Rick is prepping the mount for final assembly in the chassis. This has been a fun project for both of us I think. We have had a few snags along the way, but I halfway expected that. We had to make a few alterations, which I also halfway expected also, to the plan and construction. When we are done I am sure Rick will post pics of the finished product. As you all know Rick likes shiny things and no sharp edges. So, we spent most of the first day making the raw parts I made all shiny and free of sharp edges and did some planning.
We did a lot of the measurements and early welding yesterday, and got to the point of just welding. That was when we had a snag I wasn't expecting, ran out of argon. I borrowed the tig rig from a friend and apparently his flow-meter leaks. We have my abilities with regular stick to fall back on and we'll get it done later this afternoon.
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Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby busterrm » March 31st, 2013, 5:18 pm

About to do final assembly, just a few pics.
Rick's turn to grind.
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Rick is still grinding.
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This was my little welding department.
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This is one of the oldie but goodie benchgrinders.
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We just finished and Rick will post some pics of the finished product.
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Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby Indycars » March 31st, 2013, 9:04 pm


Usually I have several funny digs for Bob, but lucky for him I only have
one, and then it's only PRAISE!!!

He did 95% of the work while I played gofer, but it was my honor!. Now
I'm sure this project would have gotten completed somehow by myself, but it
never would have been done with the same quality and perfection that I need
to be able to sleep at night.

The rest is history......and I'm going to bed, good night!!!!

But before I go....


One great big thanks to Bob (busterrm)!!!!


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Re: Fabrication of a 200-4R Transmission Mount

Postby busterrm » March 31st, 2013, 10:40 pm

I just got home and was happy our project turned out the way it did. Really we both did the work, Rick with his keen sense of methods and accuracy and myself with the welding. To be honest we kinda complimented each other, things that one lacked in skills the other filled in, and the job got done in grand fashion. I was more than satisfied with the end result as was Rick(Indycars).
As I stated before, we had a few snags that hindered us a bit, but being resourceful as we both are we overcame and adapted very well. The first one was mine, we went to the welding supply store and I left the defuser for my Tig rig on the counter and had to go back and get it. Then, I was under the impression that all the cuts were square, not true, the short pieces that held the uprights that bolt to the transmission mount itself have to be cut at the angle that the tranny sits versus the frame. That is where most of our time was spent getting it assembled in reverse order of what I thought. Then we get ready for the weld up process and in the middle I run out of argon, so we used 3/32 7018 to finish it. The end product as Rick just showed you in his pics looks great. We had a blast when not working, drinking import beer, watching John Wayne movies, and saturday night we went to Toby Kieth's restaurant and had some great food. All in all, we worked, relaxed, enjoyed a western, went to Bricktown and had good food, just an all around great Easter Weekend.
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