Early in the month Danny Melville of Hexagon Metrology visited the shed with state of the art 3D scanning and metrology equipment. Danny 3D scanned the Skeoch radiator badge & the Model T Ford front axle, he also accurately determined some key dimensions on the engine and gearbox:
The engine/gearbox support is back from Alan Young Engineering, and Bill Simpson has completed the petrol tank – the parts are located on the chassis along with the hardwood bulkhead :
Key transmission dimensions have been determined, which prompted a visit from Simon McLaughlin of Galloway Industrial who translated the design parameters and dimensions into standard parts which will fit, or be modified to fit, the transmission – Simon later gifted the transmission parts to the project:
Design of the timber parts has yielded an early colour 3D visualisation of the Skeoch:
A surprise finding that modern American standard go-kart rear hubs/brakes are identical in size to those on the Skeoch has allowed us to buy a pair – sadly delivery costs and new US tariffs have doubled the catalogue cost – we await customs clearance and delivery.