Building a 42WLA Blank Boss Engine in a Crate

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Re: Building a 42WLA Blank Boss Engine in a Crate

Postby matt506 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:16 pm

If we had thumb up icons I would give you couple dozen.
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Re: Building a 42WLA Blank Boss Engine in a Crate

Postby OLDABEWLA » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:51 pm

Hey Matt,

Don't one of the guys from your Milwaukee vintage motorcycle club have a crated WLA engine? I ran into a guy from your club at Davenport selling one.
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Re: Building a 42WLA Blank Boss Engine in a Crate

Postby 17thAirborne » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:36 am

For later display with the engine crate.

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Re: Building a 42WLA Blank Boss Engine in a Crate

Postby 17thAirborne » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:41 am

There is one in the High Desert Museum in OR. I am working with the curator to get the dimensions. Will post them here on a spreadsheet. Thanks for the moral support. I hope others can use this data too.
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Re: Building a 42WLA Blank Boss Engine in a Crate

Postby 17thAirborne » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:41 am

matt506 wrote:If we had thumb up icons I would give you couple dozen.


Thanks much :)
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Re: Building a 42WLA Blank Boss Engine in a Crate

Postby matt506 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:46 am

I dont know thats a good question. I will ask on the clubs facebook page and try to run it down. Hell i might try to buy it if thats the case.
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Re: Building a 42WLA Blank Boss Engine in a Crate

Postby matt506 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:47 am

Wish i could get a few more of those display cases. Had heard they stopped makeing them.?
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Re: Building a 42WLA Blank Boss Engine in a Crate

Postby chibobber » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:43 pm

Google "Riker Mounts". Tons available in various sizes. :)
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Re: Building a 42WLA Blank Boss Engine in a Crate

Postby 17thAirborne » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:03 am

There are a few problems with the dimensions that I have from the HDM. The crate in the HDM has plexiglass in front, and the curator can't get exact dimensions for some of the interior parts, and I don't want to be a huge pest about this, but I think I have everything i need to draft some real close dimensions. He was unable to get anything close for the inside wood blocks, but the engine case itself has a few known dimensions such as the distance between the left and right side mounting holes, the difference in the height between the two engine mount shelves where the mounting holes are, and things like that. I have the width and height of my NOS carby box, so I can do a bid of reverse calculations to make this work.

Also the overall dimensions given (heigth 21.5", width 27.0", depth 15 1/2") included small portions of the front and rear panels which were sort of ripped off leaving pieces on the lower edge. Given the nominal thickness of those pieces at 3/4", I make the depth of the case without a front or back cover to be 14" I plan on building just the circumferential shell without a front or back panel, and then adding two pieces of plexi-glass as view windows. Those will make the case rigid.

The thickness of the top and bottom panels are each 3/4", so I subtract that from the total height to get the height of the side panels at 20 3/4".

I'll transfer this all to a spreadsheet, then make a list of materials. Give me a few weeks to sort it all out.
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