Can't wait for the day when you get her all put together!!!Happy Days
Practice makes perfect or just about as this time every thing worked out fine. The bumps are in the right places and everything fit as it should. I was going to polish it but then changed my mind as no one will ever see it but me.
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And the other side.
I made a spacer from the crankshaft gear in the main housing to the cam housing bearing to get the height correct. I also made a spacer for between the two cam housing bearings and a long spacer for the nut to bear on. So when you tighten the nut there isn't any side load on the bearings. The shaft actually turns quite well with just one tight spot for every fourth turn of the crank.
I won't really know how well the gears mesh until I have the outer nose installed that has the outer crank bearing to hold everything in alignment.
my success with cutting fins involves two ingredients, first an Iscar DGTR parting tool with a .055 width carbide insert (good looking fins at .100 pitch), and second a small squeeze bottle full of threading fluid with a blunt needle for application in the groove while it is being cut.
the Iscar parting tool has allowed me to cut fins on 1144-SP steel without any issues, and the threading fluid is a necessity regardless of what cutting tool you use or what material you're cutting.
yes, if you don't use threading fluid it will jam, you will shout expletives, the piece may be scrap, I always have a variety of oils on hand, here's the Iscar tool and my color coded oil bottles
Hmmmmmmmmmm - - - - just tried - - - used a search "Iscar + DGTR" that would give you the specific part number(s).Thanks Peter for the information on the Iscar DGTR parting tool 0.055.
I visited the Iscar site and couldn't find it. ( a huge site mostly devoted to automatic machines ) there are hundreds of tools.
I also looked at a lot of tool suppliers with no Luck.
If you remember or know where you got it from could you post it please.