Ok First thing me and Jacob did was open the two 820 transaxles. Rules state it must be 8 to 1 in the highest gear. This 820 is the new one its a 6 speed and 6th gear is 12 to 1. This is the inside look at an unmodifed 820
Here you see the inside of the 5 speed with the 017 conversion kit in it. Notice the diff gear right off the bat is much smaller. I have changed the internal gears and removed 5th using peerless block out spacers and 4th is 9 to 1. So overall pulley set up will be 5 on motor to 5 on bottom of jack shaft to 5 on top to a 4.5 on transaxle. This should put it at 8 to 1 in 4th which is now the higest gear. I have also removed all the factory grease. We will be running gear lube in this one.
Well with the transaxles built and ready we started on the frame. Welding in all the frame support. We are using 3/4 thin wall square tubing. Here is Jacob doing some of the welding. I give him a few lessons on scrap then let him do some of the tacking.
Here is a better view of him tacking in the tubing. He don't like welding to much after he had a hot little BB run down his shirt. OUCH!!
With all the support tubing in we welded the front axle on.
here is another view of the front axle. Again this one does not have the king pin inclination. I had these spindles sitting on the shelf for well over a year so we used what we had.
We bolted the transaxle in place have to make a front support for it so it doesn't pivot under load. And you can also see the jackshaft assy. Word to the wise. If you ever use one of these from Bertrand. put it in the frame before you weld all the supports in and the frame up. I had to cut the sides down some to get it in and it needed some persuasion even then.
Here we are looking at transaxle and jack shaft from the top.
Ok looking inside the frame you can see how I tiied the frame support in kinda of like a this [ it attaches to the top transaxle braket to the lower support tube that runs front to back.
Here is another look from the top. Jake wanted his pic in here some where!!!
Ok here is his brake setup just slipped up on it to get a look. This too was made by Steve Bertrand 1800-236-3611. Home of the Thunder Twin Tecumseh's. I am honored to have him as a sponsor. And as you can see he helps out the boys with parts also.
Here you go looking at the transaxle and Jackshaft thru the tunnel of the frame to give you an Idea as to how much we set it up into the frame. Thats it for today. Jabcob already informed me we are getting up at 7 in the morning to get started. I ain't so sure about that but will see. He is excited at the progress we making.