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1973 850 Transmission Cradle

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by Norcoastal, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. Norcoastal

    Norcoastal

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    Looking for a cradle. It’s ok if it’s in bad shape. Just need the one with the two small holes to mount the twist on oil filter.

    Let me know

    Thanks
     
  2. jan nelder

    jan nelder

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    I have several, but in UK.
     
  3. kommando

    kommando

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  4. Norcoastal

    Norcoastal

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  5. kommando

    kommando

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    Centre punch the right hole positions and then use a power drill, the metal is not thick.
     
  6. Norcoastal

    Norcoastal

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    Good point, it I still need a cradle. If I have to buy one anyway, I’ll wait for the correct one.
     
  7. kraakevik

    kraakevik

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    I've got a good used cradle in Chicagoland but it would need the filter adapter holes drilled.



    Tim Kraakevik
    kraakevik@voyager.net
    630 940-2420
     
  8. Norcoastal

    Norcoastal

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    Thanks but I think I’ll see what I can find
     
  9. Time Warp

    Time Warp .......back to the 70's. VIP MEMBER

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    I have a spare cradle also but am to far away.
    Consider the offer from Mr K, drilling the two holes for the oil filter unit can be a bonus if you elect to add the Heinz Kegler inspired support clamps to the cradle pivot tube, you then get the option to move the oil filter mount a little if need be to suit yourself clearance wise.
    The holes are easy even with a hand power drill, all you need to do is drill the same size hole in a bit of scrap plate and clamp that to the cradle and it becomes a positive drilling guide, line it up over the next marked centre/center and do the same, two holes within thousandths.

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  10. Time Warp

    Time Warp .......back to the 70's. VIP MEMBER

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    Which ever way you go make sure the plates are straight at the top, there has been more than one where the top bolt has been tightened with the L/H spacer missing.
     
  11. Norcoastal

    Norcoastal

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    Found one!!!
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