Airhead question: 77 tranny with 82 flywheel

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by boxerotto, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. supershaft

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    That isn't it at all. Non matching gears engage the exact same depth. They just touch each other at a different height on the teeth. You can't see it the way you are describing it.
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  2. Kai Ju

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    Then I best be looking for that X, don't I ?
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  3. supershaft

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    yup
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  4. disston

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    Yes it has been done this way. It is mentioned on Snowbum's site but I don't think he talks about what happens with the push rod length. Does it also get chopped? I'd have to compare myself to be sure. I think the push rod stays as is. But I'm not sure.

    Do use some kind of an air powered rotory tool with a fresh cutting wheel. Or I guess make do with what ever you got. Also bevel the edge of the cut.

    Big advantage of course is this can be done with the trans assembled.
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  5. chasbmw

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    You probably need to use the later pushrod. The tip is hardened
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  6. disston

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    I don't think so Charles. My understanding is the push rods are different lengths, they go with the cover, bearing set up, so I don't think you can use a later push rod unless you use a later cover. I might be wrong though.

    Mr Bum makes no mention of the push rod. I guess I should think this means it works as is. I don't think he ever passes up an opportunity to add a couple extra paragraphs to his web pages, does he?
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  7. chasbmw

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    Dissiton,

    I have a feeling that you are right.
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  8. supershaft

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    Like a lot things on mr. bum's site, going on and on about something does not necessarily mean that it has been done at all and if it has been done it certainly does not mean it will work as well as other methods if it works at all.

    It sounds like it would work. In practice? I bet cutting that shaft is easier said that done. Especially without ruining the temper on those splines.
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  9. disston

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    :rofl:lol3:rofl
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