Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Shaft locking

Since I finished pulling the engine, I have been working to source parts to couple the electric motor output shaft to the transmission input shaft. Instead of using a splined or keyed shaft, I will be using keyless shaft locks from Lovejoy, combined with a hub I will machine myself. The keyless shaft locks work by drawing two concentric wedge profile rings together with jack screws. As the rings come closer, they wedge against the outside of the shaft and the inside of the hub, to form a very tight fit. I will post some pictures of this once the parts arrive.