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WLA Trans In Progress

Post Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:46 pm
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Location: Ohio USA

Bet you all thought this topic had ended ....heh ??? LOL... I had to correct my transmission. No.....The errors were not serious errors. I had painted the trans cover olive drab and it should have been painted cream white to be correct for my wla's military registration number. I also forgot to install the 2432-41A spring release washer on the forward end of the clutch release lever. All fixed now!!!!!!!

Post Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:04 am

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Location: Ogden, Utah, USA
Nice. Many thanks to all. I lived and died with Technical Orders (Air Force) for most of 40 years. This has been better than any I worked with. Have done this process at work. And it is work. Thanks for the time and detail.
Steve
Steve H

Post Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:13 pm

Posts: 20
Location: East Central Illinois
Hello,
Congratulations Pa, and others for a very nice tranny build. I have read it several times and will read it several more times. In '08 I trashed the tranny in my '45, but due to financial reasons I have been unable to start rebuilding until now. The mainshaft bearings in the right side went south and ruined the race, shaft, spacer collar, etc. I have started ordering parts and getting ready to rebuild. I am very curious how you resized the clutch gear bearing race. Also, the mainshaft race in the end cover has so much metal displaced, that I can only assume that the new race is installed flush on the inside. Is this right? I am hoping that I can do as nice a job rebuilding my trans as you did..........ARC

Post Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:04 am
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Location: Ohio USA

Thank you ARC and have a good time rebuilding your tranny. It is usually not neccessary to size the main bearing race but if a new one seems a bit tight, hone it to size. You are correct on the seating of the cover mainshaft race. Pa

Post Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:02 pm

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Location: Orlando
Well done, and thanks for all the help on my transmission. I have all parts of my bike painted and ready to assemble over my christmas break. its been a while and the white paint on my cover turned a little yellow, same with oil pumps.
thanks again

Post Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:57 pm
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Location: Ohio USA

The white paint should look somewhat yellowed so you are good to go on the paint as well. I have to remove the chain oiler clip from my transmissions kicker spring stud because my bike would not have had a rear chain oiler on it. The engine scavenger oil pump cover plate provides the lube via the rear chain oiler line and my, correct for my bike, scavenger pump does not have a port for the rear chain oiler line fitting.

Post Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:19 pm

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I know I am reviving an old thread, but it is the best. My personal thanks to it being here, been following it for weeks doing my 1946 Solo tranny rebuild.

Pa, can you repost images associated with the shifter forks assembly and end play measuring. I am following your assembly versus the manual and I think I am getting something backwards. Thanks in advance.

Post Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:47 pm
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Location: Ohio USA

Architect wrote:
I know I am reviving an old thread, but it is the best. My personal thanks to it being here, been following it for weeks doing my 1946 Solo tranny rebuild.

Pa, can you repost images associated with the shifter forks assembly and end play measuring. I am following your assembly versus the manual and I think I am getting something backwards. Thanks in advance.


I can mail you a disc of the complete topic with pics if you PM me your name and mailing address, or, if you have time, you can wait until another member sends me a converted file which he converted to a PDF file, which I plan to ask S&S to provide space for storing the file and making a download available to the public. I did plan to replace the missing and lost pics in the future but I have not had time to do so. In the meantime, I will put up a couple of those pics referencing what you ask for. Give me a few days to do that please.

Post Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:13 am
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Are these the pics you seek Bro ?

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Post Sat May 02, 2015 7:27 am

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Yes sir, that will do quite well. Thanks again to Pa, between this thread and the Bruce Palmer book my first transmission rebuild is "almost" a success. Maybe by next weekend I can say successful!!

Post Tue May 19, 2015 8:56 am
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Location: Ohio USA

OK :D Attached is a PDF file of my transmission build topic, including all the photos used in it, which you can download, save, and print. I did not know this newer computer of mine had the capability to convert files to PDF until just the other day. I found out by accident. I also have an edited PDF file which was provided by a fellow member of the forum. I will put it up on here soon.
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Post Tue May 19, 2015 9:21 am

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Thank you for posting. Having followed it all without pictures, it is nice to see I did it right! As I previously mentioned, your explanation was so good the pictures are really just bonus material.

Post Tue May 19, 2015 11:39 am
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I am just glad the topic helped you out Bro. I truly thank you for the compliment.

Post Tue May 19, 2015 11:54 am
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Here is the edited version. This kind member converted my file to PDF format and corrected a bunch of my typos etc.. He sent me the disc along with the best Huckleberry jam I have ever tasted. :D His wonderful Wife makes it often. Man can his Wife make good jam !! It had been close to 55 years since I have had any Huckleberry jam. Mom used to make it and hers was the last time I had any. What a treat to receive such a tasty treat and a whole lot of memories brought back to boot ! :D
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Post Tue May 19, 2015 9:07 pm

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Location: Orlando
This is awesome.
I was asking questions about my transmission on another site when you pointed me to this site.
I followed along with my transmission build as you were in progress.
Thank you

Post Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:56 pm
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Location: Ohio USA

I brought this topic up on the top because I wanted to compare it with my WLA build topic which I also brought back to the top for this purpose. I am extremely proud of the amount of views I have received on both topics. Thank you Folks ! Without you folks, climbing above 55,000 views per each topic would never have happened. Again Thank you !

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