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Crankshaft Taper?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JimD54, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. JimD54

    JimD54 "No...Try not. Do ... or do not. There is no try."

    Anybody ever measure the taper angle of the crankshaft rotor end? I need to make and indexing tool. I could take one of my motors apart I suppose... but ... any of you ever measure one?
     
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  2. gggGary

    gggGary Horsepower; just noise 'til the tire hooks up.

    not quite the question you asked but lemme look in the bins I have some "apart" cranks, If I knew last week...............
     
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  3. gggGary

    gggGary Horsepower; just noise 'til the tire hooks up.

  4. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru

    A related question: are the Woodruff keys to fit available anywhere? All Princess Auto had was an 12" length of key stock.
     
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  5. gggGary

    gggGary Horsepower; just noise 'til the tire hooks up.

    someone should measure one up.
     
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  6. gggGary

    gggGary Horsepower; just noise 'til the tire hooks up.

  7. gggGary

    gggGary Horsepower; just noise 'til the tire hooks up.

    Here's what I came up with
    Set up on the lathe trued to with in .001 measured at the midpoint of the runout.
    .100" in 1.000" of travel. this is side or .200" diameter reduction over an inch
    DSCN3570.JPG

    semi related;
    I Ohmed the rotor I pulled off to get lakeside's :whistle: woodruff key dimensions. a "looks good" late model rotor,
    Cold about 28F 4.9 ohms
    room temp 65F 5.5 ohms
    Warmed on wood stove 130F 6.1 ohms
    back outside for a while 39F 5.1 ohms

    Man I really want to get a 2 axis DRO set up!
     
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  8. JimD54

    JimD54 "No...Try not. Do ... or do not. There is no try."

    Thanks Gary :D
     
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  9. gggGary

    gggGary Horsepower; just noise 'til the tire hooks up.

    a few more numbers
    total length of taper 1.11"
    major diameter .97
    minor diameter .76
    these show the angle I came up with. I'll let 2M see if the numbers more or less jive.

    DSCN3578.JPG DSCN3577.JPG
     
  10. JimD54

    JimD54 "No...Try not. Do ... or do not. There is no try."

  11. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru

    You guys are amazing. I have machine envy. :D
     
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  12. gggGary

    gggGary Horsepower; just noise 'til the tire hooks up.

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  13. JimD54

    JimD54 "No...Try not. Do ... or do not. There is no try."

    I set it from the tool slide. My "older than me" Atlas ain't as accurate as yours. Looks like 'bout 5.4°
    Fit is good enough... :rolleyes:

    IMG_20190111_202734.jpg
     
  14. JimD54

    JimD54 "No...Try not. Do ... or do not. There is no try."

    ....... jig for verifying timing mark.

    IMG_20190111_203731.jpg

    IMG_20190111_203750.jpg
     
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  15. Signal

    Signal XS650 Junkie

    Thank you gentlemen for the info on the taper. I want to cut an internal taper but think I will need a smaller boring bar.
    How does you use the jig Jim.
     
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  16. JimD54

    JimD54 "No...Try not. Do ... or do not. There is no try."

    I need to add a pointer.... It's mainly just to verify I didn't screw up when I press the rotor back together.

    IMG_20190111_203750.jpg
     
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  17. JimD54

    JimD54 "No...Try not. Do ... or do not. There is no try."

    Yeah.... like I know what I'm gonna do from one moment to the next... :confused::rolleyes:
     
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  18. Been researching this taper conundrum.
    Such an odd taper, different from tooling and propshaft standards.

    Used gggGary's numbers from post #10.
    RotorTaper.jpg

    It shows a 10.8° included angle, 5.4° tooling angle.

    Ggggary, if you do it with arctan of (.97 - .76) / 1.11 , it'll be close to 5.4°.

    I found varieties of motorcycle tapers, 5°, 6°, 7°, 7.5°, 8.5°.
    This one comes close to the 1:5 standard, 11.42° included angle, 5.71° tooling angle.
    Probably should double-check gggGary's measurements.

    Then I came across some old references to accessory and pulley tapers,
    calling out an old standard of 3:16.

    That's 3/16" per inch, or 2.25" per foot.

    Which works out to 10.76° included angle, 5.38° tooling angle.

    It's so close that I'd hang my hat on it...
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2019
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  19. gggGary

    gggGary Horsepower; just noise 'til the tire hooks up.

    2M to the rescue
    RangerSilver.jpg
    thanks!
    the .100 in 1.00 was much more carefully arrived at, reset and remeasured a couple times, it agreed with the measured angle quite closely. the 1.11" with the 2 diameters were just handheld caliper pulls. :shrug: But i'm just a hacker, better lucky than skilled I guess.
     
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