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LOU MAKING DRILL TOOL FOR SWIVEL PLATE: The reason for this shot relates directly to the new center plates that are beginning to be installed on the frame bolsters. There are two weirdly angled holes in each of the three frame bolsters into which oil-pipes are to be inserted, and these pipes must also telescope into the new center plates that we just installed (but as yet have no oil holes drilled in them). Lou is going to turn a solid bar for a slip-fit into the bolster hole, and then drill the middle of it out so a quite long drill bit can be inserted for support and guidance. This drill sleeve simply aims the drill bit into the correct spot on the domed surface of the center plate, so that the oil holes/pipes will align properly and allow proper lubrication to occur.

Photo by Rick Brigger
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