The part in the pictures appears to be just a random turning of steel from a lathe right? This is actually 3 parts for the supercharger drive all machined on the same bar to be separated later. I do this when i can to save on time and material. The trick is being able to split the bar up later without too much hassle. The last picture is all the parts for the supercharger drive except for the main drive shaft. More later.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The job in the shop now is a 6-71 supercharger main shaft. The original broke due to being out of true and made from inferior material. The new one is lighter and features 1045 steel shafting material and 2024 aircraft grade aluminum. What we decided to due was machine a square for the shaft to ride in. After it is pressed together it will not fail. No welds to brake and the assembly spins true. check out the photos. There is more to come.