Discussion in 'Quitters' Club' started by ITLKSEZ, Jun 5, 2020.
If you finish this before I can get the 3b done I quit.
It was touch-and-go there for a bit, but I got it done and back together. There are two clutch baskets on the back of the oil pump that came out a lot easier than they went back in.
The bellhousing removed from the transmission...
The oil pump on the right needed to come out to access the differential.
I’d never seen a two-piece case before. It made disassembly a breeze. Everything got disassembled, cleaned, and reassembled.
You can see the gear ratios in the above pic.
I’ve “Lincoln Locked” probably seven differentials in my life and never had one fail (knock on wood). I’m convinced that clean metal and pre/post heat are the key. I heated the whole unit to straw yellow, welded it, then post heated it lightly for about ten minutes before covering it with a metal bucket. Three hours later, it was still too hot to handle. I removed all the spatter and burrs that I could, blew it out with compressed air, and pressed the bearings back on.
Viola! A 4.77:1 first gear ratio’d five-speed automatic transmission with a built-in 2.44:1 transfer case!
He still needs to finish the Varg!
I could leave that on the curb here and watch it disappear.
Scrapyard is a few blocks away.
I had a VW Jetta TDI w. 5 speed a number of years ago. It would have been fun to do something like this with it, though the little diesel might have been a little under powered in a Jeep.
Did someone say this was going in a Jeep?
Don’t tell Seth...
CJ3A Volkswagon TDI
Depends what direction I go. Still weighing my options. I’m tempted to get a truckload of cheap ERW tubing and just slap together a crazy single-seat buggy that can also plow snow. I have plenty of time to figure it out.
You could use a Smart car body for a heated enclosed cab.
I like where this is going
Yeah, as fun as it sounds to cram everything required into a body even smaller than a CJ3A, north Idaho isn’t exactly a hotbed of smart car inventory. I’m not sure I’ve ever even seen one in person. Don’t forget, my budget is ~$50 or less on this. I search the “please come haul it away before I call the scrap guy” section of the classifieds.
Then you might want to keep your eyes open on garbage day for one of these sitting by the curb.
One last pic before I put this thread to bed for a while. It’s all back together and stashed in a corner.
This is how much room is given to remove/install the 6 flex plate bolts on this engine
I believe I sent you a photo of a Keys version of what you're about to attempt, only it had a Japanese micro-pickup cab on it. It was built on an early CJ5 chassis too! Just insert your Volvo for the Dodge Voyager V6 that one has.
Yup, still have that pic, but those micro trucks are a fortune out here. There’s a Subaru version for sale with no title or drivetrain for $2500!
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