Front Baffles

Today my friend Hari stopped by from the other side of the state. He is scratch building and had an extra sheet of .020″ aluminum. He stayed for a little while and we had a good visit.
The front area of the engine baffles are pretty complicated. I started by setting the angle of the floor on the left side. The nosebowl is off in the picture, but I had to use it to determine the location.

Number 2 Baffle

Number 2 Baffle


The other side

The other side


This little triangle bracket is a doubler for the bolt.
Vans Part number 24

Vans Part number 24


I match drilled it to the baffle, deburred everything, and riveted it all together.
Baffle Reinforcing Bracket

Baffle Reinforcing Bracket


The number 1 baffle has a long aluminum angle support that tops off a sandwich of several layers of aluminum.
Number 1 Baffle Angle

Number 1 Baffle Angle


The Sandwich

The Sandwich