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Old 05-09-2017, 11:50 AM
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An update.

Apart from the rear casing, the gearbox is finished.

The snap ring that retains the rear bearing is being a particular kind of pig so I have ordered a better pair of pliers to finish the job off.

I used a David Kee rebuild kit and if you follow the instructions and pay attention to what goes where (taking a few pics as you go), I see no reason why anyone couldn't rebuild their own toploader.
It isn't at all difficult, just time consuming.

A small telescopic magnet is required to get the detents and springs out and back in.
Without one you would go slightly mad.

Assemblee Goo is brilliant for fitting the roller bearings. You stick them in and the just stay put.

I didn't use a press to remove and fit the front bearing.
To remove it, I gripped the old bearing in a vice and gently tapped the input shaft out of it.

The fit of the bearing onto the shaft is somewhere between transition and a couple of thousandths of an inch interference so I removed the inner race from the old bearing (ground through the outer one and removed the balls and cage), placed it on top of the jaws of the vice, sat the new bearing on top and gently tapped the shaft into it.

No great effort was needed to get it on.

I decided to strip my gearbox as it was noisy and I suspected that the front bearing was on it's way out so was relieved when I found this.

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Old 05-16-2017, 12:23 AM
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Thumbs up Well done

Never tackled a gear box before. Just had to look at an exploded view in a workshop manual to frighten me off, so well done Martin.
Cheers Mal
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Old 05-16-2017, 01:28 PM
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Thanks Mal.

It is easier than it looks.

Having said that, I could find I have 3 reverse gears.
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Old 05-16-2017, 04:36 PM
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Thanks Mal.

It is easier than it looks.

Having said that, I could find I have 3 reverse gears.
Thats ok... Just make a small gear a conversion box for the tailshaft to make it spin the correct way ....
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Old 05-28-2017, 10:50 AM
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Good news.

All gears in correct position and a nice quiet gearbox.

Thanks all for your help and assistance.
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Old 05-29-2017, 12:57 AM
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When my son did mine he was happy we made a dummy shaft for the lay gear shaft. fitting all those needle rollers with the dummy shaft in made fitting the lay shaft easy.
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