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Model A gearbox selector shaft size?

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Model A gearbox selector shaft size?

Post by NORTHJOE » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:11 am

Someone welded something on to the selector shaft of the reversing gear box in its prior life. I’m trying to source a new one. Mine is measuring tightly at 11/16” on my calipers but it sounds like the options available are 5/8” and 3/4”? Do I maybe have a 5/8 with years of crud? Or was there an 11/16” at some point?
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Re: Model A gearbox selector shaft size?

Post by Captain Nemo » Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:46 am

That’s pretty ugly 😬. I would contact Jim @ www.finewoodboats.com I think he can fix you up with something.
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Re: Model A gearbox selector shaft size?

Post by mbigpops » Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:06 am

Those shafts are easy to replace. You will want to get the oil out of the transmission first.

Also, replace the seals while you are at it.

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