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  • #91

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    A fellow on the the 6x6 board found a usable 9 tooth shift collar in his parts pile and sold it to me for less than half of a new one as well as a seal, thrust washer and gasket kit. Hopefully it'll be on its way to me this week.
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    • #92

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      I see now why it was an 18-tooth collar with half the teeth ground off, it seems the carrier plate is set up for 18-teeth! I was just out there looking at it, not intending on doing anything an that caught my eye. It's the bunch of smaller teeth behind the wide spaced teeth. The other drum/plate have 9-teeth. So I'll be looking for a carrier plate. 6x6 parts place Richards Relics lists them for $20, I'm inquiring if the guy sending me a shift collar has a plate on hand as well.

      **Edit, the guy sending me a 9-tooth collar had one and is sending it with the collar FTW!



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      • #93

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        Hard parts and gaskets, seals, etc showed up yesterday, so hopefully can get this back together this week.
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        • #94

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          While cleaning it up I started to really not like the look of one of the drums (bottom right one in the picture) so thought before I attempt a re-use I'd check e-bay and as luck would have it there was two of them on there for $45. So I bought one. The other drum (top right) has slight grooves on it and I think I'll try and see if the guy at the local O'reily's (he's actually pretty good!) to make a light pass on it with their drum/rotor surfacing machine. Not sure if their setup can, but I'll ask. The other two drums just need a light polish to knock the surface rust off.

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          • #95

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            If the shop at work has a lathe it looks like that could be chucked up and cleaned up with a little strip sanding paper.

            Or maybe that's off limits (and I'm assuming that work HAS a shop......)

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            • #96

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              We have no shop here. The bad drum would be really really thin by the time it would be cut smooth. The other one that I've yet to take anywhere I think will clean up with minimal work, and is overall casted much thicker.
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              • #97

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                The good drum(left) arrived today. I still have to see about getting the other one surfaced smooth.

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                • #98

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                  Project creep. I was looking at getting a new band to replace the one that was twisted up and lost some friction material, then was looking at all the bands in detail and another one has a rough spot on it, and the cost of two new bands is around $180 +tax+shipping. The folks on the 6x6 forum recommend sending the bands in for re-lining at $35 a band, which is reasonable, but one is twisted up/damaged so no go. Here is where project creep comes in, Alto's Products had a set of 4 on E-bay for $320, and I checked their website and it was listed in their clearance section so I made an offer for $250 and we eventually agreed to $295 and free shipping, and sans tax. More than I wanted to spend but over all saved around $65 and shipping and tax, so a small win.

                  I'm still looking for a shop to machine the one drum down, seems all the local auto shops around my house don't have a conventional lathe for cutting rotors and drums but a fancy machine that just does rotors and drums for the few times they actually cut them. So when I get it back together it'll be pretty much new and I now have a bit over $1,000 tied up into the max, but this "should be" the last large expense until I decide I need tires or such.
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                  • #99

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                    FINALLY got the drum machined. Had a few shops flat decline to do it and one say 10 weeks before they could get to it before I found one that said one to two weeks. It's just about back together then I'll get it plopped back into the Max.

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                      Cool project..

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