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The transmission finally made it back safely. Nothing new here, I was just pretty excited to see it. This is the actual adaptor 'plate' that allows the motor to bolt to the transmission bell housing. Here is my flywheel, which was also shipped to Electro. Note that it's been resurfaced (shiny). This is the spacer that will move the motor far enough away from the adaptor to make the clutch components line up properly.
I decided it would be a shame to have cleaned the transmission so thoroughly and not paint it. Here I am masking it off. The paint goes on...
Voila!
The driveshafts are also in need of some paint.
Another primary color is applied An 'exploded view' of the assembly   This is the taperlock coupling (supplied with the adaptor plate) that will fit onto the motor shaft and allow me to bolt on the flywheel.
The other side of the taperlock. The small bolts draw the tapered collar into the outer shell and fasten it to the motor shaft. Assembling the taperlock The motor with the spacer and the taperlock coupling installed The plate goes on
In the center of the flywheel is the pilot bearing for the transmission input shaft. This is normally held by the engine's crankshaft, but is relocated to the flywheel for the conversion. Here the flywheel is installed and the clutch assembly is ready to go. Clutch assembly installed. I'm getting ready to bolt the motor and transmission together for a bench test. Here's the components all put together. It looks great!
Here the motor is run up to test for vibration and any other problems. Happily, it was as smooth as silk! Here I'm testing for RPM. The motor spins at about 2,000 RPM at 18VDC when it's unloaded. After disassembling the motor from the transmission, the tranny is installed in the truck. I'm getting ready to swing the motor in here. The clutch slave cylinder needed some attention.
 
Motor going in Amazingly, the motor slid right into position and bolted up smoothly. Normally this process takes a half an hour of hard work (at least when working with combustion engines!) Finally the transfer case goes on the back of the transmission. While these components are now 'in the truck,' I still have to fabricate a bracket to hold the motor fast to the frame of the truck. There should be some more photos before spring break is over!
       

 

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