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Gear Box Rebuild

Written By GuessWorks

Gearboxes may seem complicated but they are very simple in their construction, and surprisingly easy to put together. The main issues are having the right tools to do the job. So here’s a list of what you will need.

  • Torque Wrench with a maximum range in excess of 150lbft
  • 1 1/2″ deep socket ( a ball joint socket is ideal )
  • Small ratchet and a long extension is useful
  • Other sockets 1 1/8, 9/16, 1/2, 7/16, 3/8
  • Small cold chisel
  • Steel punch (1/8″ diameter)
  • Larger steel drift
  • Mallet (soft and hard headed)
  • Small screw driver

There are three main rotational parts in the gearbox, the 1st motion shaft ( or input shaft ) which carries the bottom drop gear and what could be called 4th gear, the laygear which transfers the power from the input to the rest of the gearset, and finally the 3rd motion shaft which carries all the remaining gears.

First of all make sure you have everything you need…

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