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    Another small mandrel...

    This one was made to locate another steering wheel adapter plate to the rotary table.

    I'll be milling an angle on the back side of the adapter to reduce the diameter to better match the shift unit.
    This is the back side I will be milling. The pencil line is the size of the shifter unit.


    Setting up the rotary table in the mill I needed an adapter to locate the plate concentric to the center of the rotary table. I machined this out of a piece of 1" diameter aluminum stock.

    The larger end pilots in the center bore of the table and the small end pilots into the center hole of the plate. I used a long bolt and a couple of spacers to mount the plate to the table.


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    Bolted down and ready to go.

    I mocked up the adapter plate and I think it will look better then the previous attempt.

    It should look great after some cleanup and satin black paint.

    Mark

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