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oldstuckinthemud
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Waterbug

Postby oldstuckinthemud » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:59 pm

I figured I would at least set the bug motor on the cat hulls. My buddy is ill and we could not get started actually mounting it.
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Re: Waterbug

Postby oldstuckinthemud » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:51 am

Still working.
I went as far s I can on the boat port for a wail.
I did not go calling and the lawn did not need to be messed with.
Water bug time.
My buddy and I welded up some of the motor platform but did no get it welded to the boat.
I added some Pillars to disperse the weight , not welded in yet. I used a hole saw and cut the Sq tubing and drove it in , should hold better then just welded to the out side.


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A VW motor mounts only to the transaxle so no actual motor mounts. I mane one . the motor will set on it and I'll bolt it on with the 2 studs on the front of the motor under the front pulley.


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Then I plan on having a heave "L" bracket from the trany bell housing mount holes to the front of the motor mount.
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The oil sump is in the very bottom of the case I had to cut a hole to change the oil.

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Now I need more welding...
Hit the gas and pray

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