Tail is on!
....and put it in a lathe. I turned down the shank enough to fit inside a 1 in. tube.
Then the center was drilled.
And tapped for a 5/8 in 18NPT fitting.
It fit s into the tube nicely.
Why am I doing this? Well, the water pump outlet is 1 1/2 inches and the radiator outlet is 1 inch. I need a reducer somewhere in the line. I also needed a place to insert a water temperature bulb. So, I combined everything into one. Off to the tig welder!
I also began installing the tail feathers.
These hinges are original Canuck fittings. They are different than the JN4D, but I had a complete set, they were original, and I liked them. Notice the reinforcing plates are held in place by small #2 brass screws.
More soon. Enjoy