I've ordered a set of Dan's needle bearing triple gears. I'm thinking about going with all new drums and gears if the quality is any good. What has been the experience?
I haven't used any of the new drums, but I've seen some and they are beautiful pieces of work. They look a lot stronger in the webbing area, where the reverse drum is notorious for cracking. There's lots of meat on the drum faces too. Looks like they'd run for a long time.
I have ran Dan's needle bearing gears for years in my Fronty. I jump on it hard and have 12,000 miles plus, we also run them in a hill climb/racer that really gets punished in low. Have also order a couple of set but not installed.
The new drums/gears I have installed in a couple of projects and know of one that may be getting close to 10,000 miles on it, no problems with them as of now. They look to be well made and was very please at how close they are being balanced.
I have also install some of the drums only that I get from Dave's restoration and they are thicker, well made and balance is really close.
got your email on valve size but sent you one on some question of rocker arms type, if you didn't get it PM me
No feedback just yet, but Jack Putnam will soon install a set of three Dave Nolting's new drums, hubs and transmission stub shaft, McEachern triple gear bearings and Steve Coniff is doing the transmission bushings on his Dearborn reaming fixture that indexes the hub gear pitch circle for reaming.
Hoping for a quiet transmission?
Ron the Coilman
Thank you for the info
Ron. Obviously I will use one of my "floating" transmission shafts. I will probably drill it halfway for pressure oil. I have also considered drilling the flywheel out to the triple gear pins for pressure oil and then run non grooved bushings. As the flywheel on this engine will not be immersed in oil, transmission bearing lube is important consideration
I have the A style rockers (kind of like a square box that would accommodate the centre mount plug wire