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Wilson self adjusting transmission rebuild question

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I am rebuilding my Wilson transmission in my Daimler Ferret and have come to a halt. I have new gear bands installed and am reassembling the transmission but would like to remove the first gear drum to make assembly easier. I have pictured the drum I am trying to remove. I have no clue as to why this one stayed in place where the others came off with no issues. Has anyone torn into these as as deeply as I have or am I alone in my quest? Any helpful hints to remove this would be gladly appreciated. Thank you., CaptMax

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I found a small bit of galling on the bearing, this is likely what was holding it on so tight. I polished the bearing with a bit of fine emory cloth and it slipped right on with no slop. 

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Captain Max, you are doing a great job and I'm sure you will give a lot of people the idea that you can do whatever you set your mind to. Keep up the good work and I can hardly wait to see the finished product.

Steve.

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4 hours ago, Ex-boy said:

Captain Max, you are doing a great job and I'm sure you will give a lot of people the idea that you can do whatever you set your mind to. Keep up the good work and I can hardly wait to see the finished product.

Steve.

Thank you Ex-boy. I really had no options but to do it myself, along with a friends help. Seems there not many (if any) places qualified or familiar with the Wilson transmission here in the states. Luckily there is the internet and with enough research I do believe anything is possible if you put your mind to it. Every now and then it helps to have a person whom looks at things differently (out of the box per say) and ask for their input. I couldn’t have done this restoration without some friends and the internet or it would have never been completed. Even with help it has been a bigger project than I ever imagined. Having people like you encourage me is also an inspiration as well. Thank you!

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11 hours ago, robin craig said:

Capt Max are you still looking for dipsticks?

Yes Robin, I still need one. Do you have any for sale? I could still use an extra brow pad or two as well.

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On 12/28/2018 at 9:12 PM, CaptMax said:

Yes Robin, I still need one. Do you have any for sale? I could still use an extra brow pad or two as well.

I did locate two but an extra would be nice. I have some parts to trade I know you could use, otherwise I will be listing them on eBay soon. 

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Yes Steve I have black side hatch eyebrow pads and green centre hatch brow pads. Send me an email with what you have as a job lot if you want and a dollar figure, not a problem. I don't have any gearbox dipsticks currently but am keeping an eye out if any come from a salvaged vehicle i am dealing with someone on in the future. It wont be soon.

 

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I now have the transmission reassembled less a couple small items, it still needs the bands adjusted but I just got the tool to do that. Hope to have it all installed back into the hull before long but the fridgid temperatures are not helping that. I will condition update the restoration thread as time permits. 

CaptMax 

 

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