How do you time the the triplegears when there are no punch marks to go by?
I have cleaned, wire brushed, cleaned some more and still can't find any punch marks to go by.
I don't see any wear that that would have erased them.
Joe,usually one tooth has a half moon around the timing tooth. On some of the real old ones I have seen a punch mark on the tooth.
Joe, If you hold a triple gear up so you can look across the three rows of teeth, you will soon find a place where all three rows are equal in a valley. Mark this place. There are two more such places. Three places per gear.
Jack, I can't find any kind of marking of any kind.
Fred I noticed that the teeth were not all in line but didn't know to check for three in line.
Are you coming to the tour in Ar. with Mike?
Thanks to both of you.
27 teeth looking at you when thrust flange facing down as to go onto pin - divide by 3 and presto - 9 teeth apart.
The early triple gears did not have marks, nine teeth apart is the right measure and when you assemble on a trial basis you will know immediately if you have them properly timed as they will bind if incorrectly timed.