26-Mar-08. The Intermediate Drive Rods are another pair of challenging castings. The thin tabs at either end were warped and there was a twist between either end. Such is the nature of castings. With a rough finish all around, but only a few surfaces marked on the print to be machined, holding the parts is yet again a challenge. After taking a light cut on both tabs, Bill clamps them "up" to cut the bearing ends, thus the strange looking setup.