ETS Drift Ute – Aluminium Alignment

Its been a long week, trying to be as prepared as I can so that next week can be a little less busy, heres what happened friday night, nothing like some progress to finish the working week.

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The adapter for the SR auto bell housing to Quaife gearbox is now done, I made the internal lip 20mm thick and the bolt face 20mm thick aswell.

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This gives me a total bell housing length of 183mm and makes the shifter sit in the perfect position.

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Unfortunately the pretty side is hidden.

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I sat it all together on the motor without the clutch in, the adapter is an interference fit into the bell housing and before I drilled and tapped into it I wanted to make sure it was clocked in the right position.

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Removed from the gearbox I could now mark back six of these holes and drill them 8.5mm

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And tap them M10x1.5mm

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I could then assemble the clutch with the new plates to suit the larger input shaft and use the gearbox to align it all.

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I also fitted a roller bearing into the crank, just to make things a little nicer.

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With the clutch in, bell housing done, clutch lines on their way, shifter on its way, tailshaft getting done this weekend, I think I’m in for a quiet weekend. Might have to get the KTM out and blast some trails!

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  1. You sir, are a nutter. Keep up the good work!

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  2. Ah… fantastic! I come in from the garage working on my build (somewhat inspired by your awesome work) to find a fresh update from you doing the same! Always a great read. Cheers for further inspiration with every post!

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  3. What was it before the roller-bearing?

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    • Most likely just the usual brass style pilot bearing

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  4. For those of you that aren’t aware, the roller bearing style pilot bearing is not recommended for the street as it’s not a sealed unit and is intended for legit race cars where it can be changed often. It will pick up debris and quickly become trash. Just a heads up.

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  5. hey if i lived those ways id ask to join on said trail blasting haha

    been a while since iv been for a decent ride

    looks like this is all coming together nicely too

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  6. You’ve mentioned this before but what do you use to clean up engine blocks? Top work as usual!

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