Back Plate with Motor Mount
The back plate attaches to the back of the frame and holds the motor and one of the bearing tubes for the crank shaft. I call it a “bearing tube” because it’s a short tube brazed into the metal plate to hold a solid bronze bearing.
Middle Plate Attached to Frame
The middle plate it attached to the middle of the frame up above some of the link connections. It has two counter-sunk holes in order to keep the screws from getting in the way of the links attaching the crank to the lifter links.
Middle Plate with Bearing Tube Added
The bearing tubes were cut down to length once they were brazed in place.
Close-up of Bearing Tube
Side View of Bearing Tube
Back and Middle Plates with Bearing Tubes
The two plates are aligned for the crank shaft in the final picture. The tops of those two plates are not finished yet. Maybe a decorative curve will look good if I can do it without taking off too much material.