now that i`ve basted in the glory of the gloat, it`s time to get on with it!
gotta start somewhere and this seems as good as anyplace. the headstock/end gears. the original fiber gears apparently did their job and are toast. all other gears look near new.
here`s a shot of the end of the headstock - i`m missing the bearing retainer, but i think it is just a dust cover really. can anyone confirm(or deny) this?
the spindle rotates smoothly with no runout or end to end shake.
according to the Army manual i found online, the reverser idler gears are 30T (reverse) and 28T (forward) this army manual is for a slightly different model but seems to be basically the same.
does anyone else have a 10" Sheldon that can verify tooth count?
i apologize for the hugeness of the pic- photobucket has apparently "upgraded"