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Straight axle spring plate conv

Discussion in 'Splitty Tech Clinic' started by beerdoc, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. beerdoc

    beerdoc Active Member

    Geelong Vic
    Hi Doc

    Have modified spring plates to siut straight axle conversion and a good mate of mine suggested they might be too short.

    To get lenght I used the same centres as a bug plate but maybe I should have taken the centre of the axle in relation to the spring plate when assebled in reduction box and made that the centre of the axle that needs to be notcted


    Thanks Doc
  2. Dr Split

    Dr Split New Member

    The Doctor's had a couple of goes trying to answer this in 'words' and
    found it pretty difficult. When he has a moment he'll try and do a couple
    of simple diagrams to help explain....

    But he thinks your friend may well be right. It looks like you've made
    them to bug length. This might be OK but you only have the 'most forward'
    axle adjustment position available. If the axle needs to be moved backwards to get the rear
    wheel alignment 'in' there is nowhere to go (and no meat left in the springplate to lengthen the slots).

    If you take the end of a bug springplate (do a template) and lay it over a
    bus spring plate you'll see that the rear of the 2 rear bug bolt holes just
    touches the front of the two outer rear bus holes. The front of the front
    bug mounting hole just touches the rear of the bus front mounting hole
    (the doctor said trying to explain in words was a beeach!).

    You trace thebug holes onto the bus springplate and cut a slot that joins all
    the bus holes and bug holes together. You also trace out and cut the bug 'U' in the
    bus springplate.

    You end up with bus springplate length and reasonably long slots.

    Dr Split
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2007
  3. beerdoc

    beerdoc Active Member

    Geelong Vic
    Thanks Doc

    So now I have to go and coffee with my mate with tail between my legs
  4. Split 1

    Split 1 New Member

    I Get it!!!

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