Does anybody have the top section shifter for a Worford transmission? Maybe someone has a Worford with a broken case and they have the top shifter. Mine is all froze up and it won't shift.
Joe. You can disassemble it and carefully dress down any burrs or sharp edges and it will operate again unless the bores of the shifting pins are out of round. Then put some good expensive grease on everything and use it.
Is it a two speed or a three speed and is it cast iron or aluminum? Is it for a passenger car or a TT truck?
I agree with what Fast Frank said. You should be able to get it freed up and be able to salvage it.
Waiting to find out which one you have
The transmission is aluminum but I don't know if it's a 2-speed or a 3-speed as I've never had a worford before. It came in a TT truck that must have set out in the weather for a long time because the gear shift handle is rusted thin right where it connects to the transmission. I got the pins loose. There's ball bearings and springs that press against the side of the pins and they're rusted tight and that's what is stopping the pins from sliding. I drove the pins back and knocked those bearings and springs out with a drift pin. I could get new bearings and springs but would rather have a new top. Does anyone sell parts for a Worford? Right now with no springs or bearings it's very sloppy. Thank you.
I think the "bearing you are thinking about is a steel ball that rolls into the dedent of the shifter rod? You can get these at any local supply house or a HD store. Sounds like your almost there if you have the top off and you can remove the shifter rods and free everything up.
i have an extra top, post a pic of what you got and i'll see if mine is the same. there are a few different ones made.
If it has one round rod that slides front to back in the shift cover, it is a 2 speed. 2 sliding rods side by side makes it a 3 speed. Far and away most are 3 speed.
Your transmission can be saved. My son and I have a warford the was froze up and with a little work and new bearing that can be purchased, it will look as good as new. Tom & Scott Elliott
Clayton - Here are some pictures of what I have.
3 speed aluminum case.
Probably easier to just weld up the rusty area.
the cover i'm thinking about has the shift handle coming out of the end, not center like yours, and was off a cast iron case. not sure, do they interchange?
That looks good...just weld up the rusted out part and it is saved.
I've rebuilt far worse than that.
Clayton, yes they interchange.
You're in luck! ya do as John and layden suggests and weld up the shifter and WaLa ready for the road!
Piece of Cake Good Luck let us know how it works
joe raab - Here are some pictures of what I have.
its cast iron one but i think u can use the chifter im not ever using this prts ,i have Coupe
Boy someone could sure use those parts. They all look pretty darn good. I've heard that you can get that small cone bearing now.
Lorenzo - I think that shifter will work. What do you want for it?
I got those bearings and springs out and I bought new ones at the hardware store and got it working. I have a brace that came with this truck but there is an extra Chicago transmission that also came with the truck and I think this brace belongs to it because I see no way for it to hook to the Worford or even fit the TT frame. Are you guys using braces under your worfords? If so, could someone send me a picture so I can see what it looks like and how it hooks up?
Original Warford truck install sketch for a Warford brace.
Rusty original Warford brace.
The brace you have is the same as I have and it fits a Chicago.