Like the title says... what differences are there between input shafts for Warford aluminum and cast-iron cases?
I have a three-speed cast-iron Warford with a newly two-piece input shaft (photo below prior to the breakage), and have been offered a replacement input shaft from a vintage aluminum Warford with a cracked housing.
From what I understand, the square end of the input shaft is larger on the aluminum Warfords so as to fit the 4th main as opposed to a universal joint.
Is this correct, and are there likely to be any other differences as well?
I had no Idea there was a difference. In checking the ones on the shelf the Aluminum case one was 7/8" and the Cast Iron case had 13/16".
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Other than that I see no major difference from this side.
Thank you Richard, that is helpful — and encouraging!
Can anyone else speak to whether the rest of that input shaft is the same for both case types?
I have heard or read somewhere about this swap being done but that's all I know! Hows that for being not 100% sure?
Chris; this is our Labor Day 3 day weekend so many folks may be out doing 3 day things, well some of them anyway.
Richard has it correct that there are 2 different input shafts depending on the Warford case. Aluminum case one has a square that fits the T planitary output shaft directly. The iron case shaft has a different square as there is a T U-joint in between.
I know of no other differences between the 2 input shafts. Note however that there are other differences between Warford transmissions that make some parts not interchangable.
Thank you Mark and Layden — sounds like pretty good odds that the aluminum-case input shaft will work for my application. Great news.