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Old 05-17-2022, 05:44 PM
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Great save, Mac.

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Old 05-17-2022, 09:47 PM
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Great save indeed. I will remember that little treasure that I've never seen before. Are they hard to come by?
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Old 05-17-2022, 09:52 PM
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After tightening the last bolts, checking the fluid levels, filling the transmission and boosting the battery a wee bit, I backed this project out of the shop. I've been looking forward to this moment for quite a while.
Tomorrow, I'll test-drive it and bring in the next project.
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Old 05-18-2022, 04:14 AM
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Cool, has been a bit a bit of a battle.
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Old 05-18-2022, 12:02 PM
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Thank you, Guys.
Old Stuff, those corner drives are rare, or I haven't seen one before, so when I saw two for sale at a recent swap-meet I grabbed them. When scrounging around on the internet I found that a taxi company still makes and sells those little speedometer cable transmissions to change the speed, so I suppose they might sell those corner-drives too.
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Old 05-19-2022, 11:59 AM
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Anyhow, I took the '36 out for a test-drive yesterday and ----- it failed miserably. The speedo needle lay helplessly dead at the bottom of the guage through the whole trip.
I noticed that the old fuel pump was leaking gas, also. I have an electric pump by the gas tank but I left the old pump plumbed into the system [with one valve removed] to look authentic. It looks like some replumbing will work. Well there goes my [fake] authenticity.
I'm going to A&W tonight anyhow.
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Old 05-20-2022, 07:40 AM
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The corner drive didn't cause the cable to have a reversed rotation did it?
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Old 05-20-2022, 11:15 AM
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You wouldn't by chance have the wrong gear would you Mac? There is two different gear designs, one for the right side of the transmission and one for the left. Difference is the way the teeth slope. I think some top loaders take the right hand gear, C4 and AOD take the left one. Not sure on the T5, but I think it's the left gear.
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Old 05-20-2022, 12:17 PM
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OI and Bama, you both have good suggestions to add to my sleuthing. So far I haven't worried about it enough and haven't looked at anything. Bama, the driven gear comes out of the left-hand side of the extension housing on this T-5, if that's what you mean about right and left.
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Old 05-20-2022, 09:40 PM
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Since it's on the left, it should be the same gear as a C4 IIRC.

I ran into having the wrong gear once. Don't know where it came from, but I was trying to use a right side gear on the left side. It went in the hole, but first trip it stripped all the plastic teeth off.
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