Saturday, 16 June 2012

Cardan shaft and adaptor flanges installed

The 3 1/2" cardan shaft with universal joints at each end has been installed.
Here we see the stern end coupled to the 2" prop shaft via the shaft coupling and adaptor flange.
Lining up all the holes and registers whilst supporting the shaft and the u/j s was a bit fiddly but eventually it all fitted into place . Thanks are due to Steve Gray of the Gardner Engine Forum for the well made adaptor flanges.

At the forward end the cardan shaft is coupled via another adaptor flange to the gearbox.

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