Its been a brain stretcher but im getting there.
I had ordered a gearbox
mount / drive plate adapter but when it arrived it was the wrong one, but I had a good look at it and set about making my own to fit the engine
Its a Peugeot XUD 9 1900cc diesel
out of a car and has the Bosch pump which is the important part that allows it to run on a variety of fuels including veg oil
So, I measured and took a rubbing of the flywheel casting, got some 10mm plate and had it laser cut. Ive machined the flywheel by 3mm deep to allow the R&D drive plate to sit in it and tapped 4 holes to fix.
The starter motor
has to engage precisely with the ring teeth and the arms on either side of the drum will support the engine
via anti vibration feet.
At the opposite end of the engine, there is one mounting point which when its in the car, bolts to the top of the suspension strut, but im using that via an A frame to carry the unit.
It will all mount in a frame which welds to the hull
base and acts as containment for and oil
spills, plus strengthens the aft of the boat.
Ive managed to squeeze in a second 125 amp alternator
to run in parallel to the existing 70amp.