Friday, October 10, 2008

Cutting the Tail Shaft

Back in this post, I discovered that the tail shaft on the Warp9 motor was interfering with the driver-side chassis. I had to decide whether to cut the tail shaft or cut the car chassis. Since I don't have welding skills and I prefer not to weaken the chassis, I decided to cut off the tail shaft of the motor.

Here's my cut line on the tail shaft of the Warp9. I'm leaving half an inch so I can attach an RPM sensor later.

I taped up the bearing to prevent metal shavings from getting in.

Agh! It's done! I've forever negated the ability to drive anything from the Warp9 tail shaft. After raising the motor back into the car, there are no more clearance issues.

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