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    Keep up posted Rex , get that thing going may have to go find Asian up in Oklahoma .
    we all have our faults .....others point them out to us......guess we know what theirs are

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    Sorry.

    Has not been a lot going on here so I have not posted either.

    I guess I will post up my scattered pile of parts.

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    This is the upside down and backwards trans.

    Normal 1 and 2.

    Later style 1.26 3rd from us gear.

    0.82 4th from rancho.

    3.44 ring and pinion from rancho.

    Welded on syncros.

    Splined shafts.

    Billit side plates

    8 bolt carrier.

    4 spider

    Shortened axle

    Disc brake conversion.

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    It is coming apart to check out any issues.

    It has been gronking into 4th. Got to check the bearing adapter and nut at the end of the shaft by 4th. The Splined shafts are not supposed to fit a swing so it has adapters to match the different bearing sizes. My adapters leave no place for the lock tab washers. I suspect a loosened nut. I may have to tack weld the nut.

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    Drive extension.

    The bearing in this runs on grease from a remote nipple.

    Gotta check that too.

    Feels fine from the outside.

    I have not torn these down yet.

    My pile is large enough already

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    Building a fuel injection and ignition controller.

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    Whittling on the cases.

    Making room for more bore and more stroke.

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    Stainless steel rockers.

    Did not go with the pistol shapes just did not seem to go with my style.

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    Fork legs did not come out as expected.

    Would not stay straight enough for me.

    Here they are in the scrap bin.

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    Starting over with solid bar.

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    Thinking about this stuff.

    Supposed to increase thermal conductivity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slick rick View Post
    Keep up posted Rex , get that thing going may have to go find Asian up in Oklahoma .
    Already took three hands and the "pucker method" to stay with it to start with.
    I call myself putting enough duration on the cam that I soften up the bottom end. So maybe just normal putt around riding it won't even be on the cam at all.
    Putt around sub 3500 at an off the cam 50hp. Then twist on it and in comes the cam at 200 hp all the way to 7500rpm.
    The old motor came on pretty low and was "twitchy" to ride sometimes. Fun but scary at times in traffic. I have had a few panic "get on the brake- get the front on the ground- before I run into someone" moments.

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    The 94mm Mahle cyl and piston kit.

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    This and the 86mm crank on the other page.

    2387cc.

    Gonna have a lot of shim under the cyl to get deck height. Crunching the numbers I get almost a quarter inch of shim. Probably have to make a custom spacer to go with the long stroke long rod combo.

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    A perspective on frame size and weight.

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    Hopefully it will still handle it.

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    I am curious about the process of building a front engine VW trike. It seems I've heard it takes two tranaxles, one flipped upside down as yours is. I have old transaxles around and who knows, maybe someday I would attempt a front engine build. Looks interesting. Thanks.

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    It takes internal machine work inside the case to make it oil.

    Rancho will build you an inverted. They are the only ones I know of.

    I have full access to a machine shop. So it does not bother me to do heavy modifications.

    The normal way to do it is to pull the ring and carrier out one side of the case and stick it in the other. All then is shimming the backlash. No machine work.

    I flipped the entire trans to make mine much lower than the car would be.

    If you use a full width irs you could squat it down fairly low. If you narrow it then no.

    If you want to run a swing then no again.

    Bad ass trike company sells frames and drive components for a normal set up.

    But mine is 6 inches lower than normal.....lol

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    This is what it looked like before I took it apart.

    Drain plug is 3-1/2" off the ground unloaded.

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    Definitely one of the meanest looking trikes around. I don't have access to a machine shop so is it possible to do this without machine work? Uh oh, looks like I may be researching another project.

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