Gearbox stripping…

Posted: April 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

Over the bank holiday weekend i have stripped the gearbox, inspected and cleaned the  all of the components that are serviceable and can be reused. The casings has been cleaned through my parts wash a couple of times and has come up reasonable. Id like it blasting to get it looking mint really. The diff output plates and speed-o gear drive housing have been cleaned acid etched and then painted matt black.

Looking at the state of the box internals, it’s not a pretty diagnosis. 2nd gear is shot, 1st /2nd syncro-hub is worn, the reverse idler bush will need renewing and there is surface damage to the 3.44 pinion gear. Ill be getting on to guessworks to see if he has anything suitable that i can purchase for the rebuild. All of the bearings / bushings will be renewed, a choice of useful mods and a new uprated layshaft will be fitted when completing the rebuild. Im going to see if i can get the head back this week also. Hopefully then some proper engine building can start. 30 days….. Gulp!

A+ Gearbox casing

A+ Gearbox casing

Diff output and speed-o gearing castings

Diff output and speed-o gearing castings

A+ Gearbox breakdown

Gearbox breakdown

Pinion tooth surface damage

Pinion tooth surface damage

2nd gear damage

2nd gear damage

 

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