After finishing the rewire the next job was to mount the coolant tank to the custom base. The coolant tank is a commercially purchased system I purchased 30 years ago and was originally on my pillar drill.
To stop the tank from moving, it was clamped to the base with 4 pieces of aluminium angle 32x32x5mm.
The angle was cut and the edges machined square. A hole was then drilled into each bracket 6mm for 6mm bolt. The brackets were then slightly bent to create a clamping action when fully bolted back to base.
To ensure that all the retaining bolts were drilled in the correct position to create the clamping force a piece of the angle was drilled 2mm higher to allow for the thickness of the tank material at a diameter of 3mm. Once drilled 3mm the diameter was then opened up to suit M6 rivet nuts.
A trial fit and the tank was securely fitted to the base. Brackets were then removed and painted.
Tank secured in place.
Drill template and brackets shot blasted ready for paint.
Drill template in position.
Rivet nut in place.
Square showing angle to create clamping force.
One completed bracket in place.
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The Home Engineer