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Author Topic: grinding away some metal on the torque converter plate - yea or nay?  (Read 175 times)

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I have given that pattern to a mate who has mad pipe skills and some steel, he says he will do it for me, I wait eagerly for the result. I just mocked it up 3d, it should have 3 stages if he has the stuff

ah, brilliant. I wonder if you get any clash with the exhaust. Mine will be tight.

You inspired me and I have just tried one o'clock, though of course I had to take the tank off first. It is good because it means I can set my engine low...and I imagine that chain tightening can be done either by tipping the engine back or by raising it whole. That position also gives me more room to move and may even mean I can move the seat back a tad.  :)
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ah, brilliant. I wonder if you get any clash with the exhaust. Mine will be tight.



Having looked at your picture, your TAV is a long way from the exhaust manifold, more like mid-day! (or 11?) . Mine is only just clear of the exhaust.

Picture pending

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Yeah, I suppose you are right if veiwed from the TAV end... I have put an idler roller on the chain return side and I  adjust the axle like on a motorbike for tension, I might include a chain tensioner on the return side if I need it.
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if it gives the exhaust clearance (though it may still be in line of the chain), I may try that position. Will be interested in details of your idler roller

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/294364196978?hash=item4489793072:g:BPEAAOSwpd9hKyq9

It bolts to the engine ... but I had to grind a tiny bit of TAV away for clearence .... Zoom in
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oh yes, I see

here you can see what I mean about the line of my driving cog and the exhaust

Mind you, I have not actually traced the line of the chain yet, so my exhaust may just go straight through between the top and bottom (out and return).
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I had to grind off a lot of the stiffening ribs on the TC. I was concerned about doing it but its still as straight as a die.
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I had to grind off a lot of the stiffening ribs on the TC. I was concerned about doing it but its still as straight as a die.
:>)

Coming from you, Adrian, that is very encouraging. Cheers

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I have seen aluminium plate used for the job too and it worked fine. f
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