But, then part of the goal here was to learn new skills etc….
I managed to get to the point where the gear box and motor was in and the rear wheels turn, but now I’ve put the connecting rods on and progress has come to a halt.
With some adjustment I managed to get a quarter turn out of the wheels before jamming, but thats it. Taking off the connecting rods to the motorised wheels shows that the forward wheels will turn, but not freely. Frankly they don’t turn that freely with the rods removed….
That, along with other observations, leads me to a couple of conclusions
- The wheels are not on straight, nor can I get then on straight by hand
- The axles are no longer perfectly parallel (assuming they ever were) and the tin hat bearings are rubbing excessively on the axles
- The crank pins are a more or less perfect fit into the connecting rods with zero play
- Everything I am trying to do to correct the above is doing more harm than good
Any help/advice the forum members could offer would be much appreciated.
Jim de Griz