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trans rebuild

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Post by 1450 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:41 pm

hi all i have to rebuild my 57 trans, and i like to know if i can get a better book then clymer or harley 48-57 ? the trans is popping out fo 3rd gear and it makes a grinding sound as its idling .
thax all.



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Re: trans rebuild

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Post by NightShift » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:05 pm

1450 wrote:hi all i have to rebuild my 57 trans, and i like to know if i can get a better book then clymer or harley 48-57 ? the trans is popping out fo 3rd gear and it makes a grinding sound as its idling .
thax all.
Dear 1450,
Can you get a better book than Clymers? Yeah.
Better than the H-D reprint?
No just add ons.
The best add on is this web sight.

Ill bet a store bought brew that the grinding is in the primary. Sounds telegraph themselves all over you know.

Trannys can be fun honest,
I mean theyre not that bad,

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Re: trans rebuild

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Post by Robert Luland » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:44 pm

Did you use the shifter fork alinement tool?

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Re: trans rebuild

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Post by 55PAN » Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:17 pm

1450,

There's a new book out called "Harley-Davidson Panhead Restoration" by Rick Schunk that has lots of detailed information and pictures on rebuilding the transmission, among other parts of a panhead.

Bruce

http://www.motorbooks.com/store/Product ... _42353.ncm

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Re: trans rebuild

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Post by 1450 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:05 pm

55PAN wrote:1450,

There's a new book out called "Harley-Davidson Panhead Restoration" by Rick Schunk that has lots of detailed information and pictures on rebuilding the transmission, among other parts of a panhead.

Bruce

http://www.motorbooks.com/store/Product ... _42353.ncm
thax 55pan it looks like a good book i have one comingin the mail.

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Re: trans rebuild

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Post by Underdoggie » Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:07 pm

If you could find a copy of September 1980 SuperCylce Magazine, there is a 16 page artical with dozens of pictures and instructions on "How to wrench your 74 tranny". I used it on my very first tranny rebuild and it was great and is still as good today. It far exceeds any tranny documentation I have ever seen. This was back in a time when people would put helpful information into a magazine. Today everybody would be more concerned about how much they could charge you for it.
I just paged thru that magazine, wow, what a trip back in time. I better put it back in the file cabinet before I get loaded and wind up at Cottens with a 12 pack.

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Re: trans rebuild

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Post by Cotten » Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:23 pm

Underdoggie!

Any other day than today, as I'm already under the weather.

Back to trannys,
The one tip that is omitted in most instructions is to fully torque a sprocket and spacer onto the maindrivegear before fitting the bushing inside.

....Cotten

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Re: trans rebuild

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Post by fourthgear » Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:34 am

Popping out of gear could be a lot of things ,bent shifter fork , comes to mind . Worn shifting drum or loose shifting fork, or its nut is broken , some thing a long those lines . Inspect, as said, the primary & pull the ratchet top for a look see.

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Re: trans rebuild

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Post by Moose » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:36 pm

Underdoggie wrote:If you could find a copy of September 1980 SuperCylce Magazine, there is a 16 page artical with dozens of pictures and instructions on "How to wrench your 74 tranny". I used it on my very first tranny rebuild and it was great and is still as good today. It far exceeds any tranny documentation I have ever seen. This was back in a time when people would put helpful information into a magazine. Today everybody would be more concerned about how much they could charge you for it.
I just paged thru that magazine, wow, what a trip back in time. I better put it back in the file cabinet before I get loaded and wind up at Cottens with a 12 pack.

how about scanning and e mailing a copy to me if you could

thanks

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Re: trans rebuild

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Post by panz4ever » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:22 pm

K, think I have it saved as a 16 page pdf file. If someone can tell me how to do it I will add it to the tech section.

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Re: trans rebuild

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Post by panhead » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:29 pm

If someone can tell me how to do it I will add it to the tech section.
Go to Other info section and upload the file (same as a picture)

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Re: trans rebuild

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Post by panz4ever » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:17 pm

K, tried and herez the problem...It is 74 mb and according to the error message i got from the site I am limited to 2mb. Anyone got and idea here?

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Re: trans rebuild

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Post by steve_wood » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:23 pm

If you scan it as a black and white you should be able to get it under 1 Meg.

s.

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Re: trans rebuild

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Post by panz4ever » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:45 pm

It is B/W. Think the file size problem comes because there are pics as well

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Re: trans rebuild

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Post by 1450 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:17 pm

Robert Luland wrote:Did you use the shifter fork alinement tool?
today i open the top of the trans and the shifter fork nut was lose, the gears look good the clutch is new (1000 miles) so ajust with fork alinement tool and go for ride :D
thx to all

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