Anyone out there have a recommendation for a shop that can rebuild Transmissions in the Fredericksburg VA area? Lang's has rebuilt ones for 1500. I haven't got it out of the car yet but one of the triple gears is hitting the flywheel. I think the bushing is bad.
Yep, it's the flange on the bushing, probably rubbing on the flywheel or worse case something got loose and is hitting the triples...since you're going to have to pull the bloody engine anyway, why not just rebush the triple gears yourself? Install some new triple shaft pins whilst you're at it and solve all your potential problems. It will be far cheaper than buying a rebuilt trans, besides you already know how yours runs and feels...not so with a rebuild...might be better...might not. Fix your own and you're golden for a lot less money.
Robert, you may want to talk to Clyde Minges who is in Fayetteville NC. He isn't that far from you and specializes in Model T. His number is 910.323.5043.
I second recommending Clyde He is currently completing some service items and installing a Ruckstell rear axle. Great guy and an even better source to know
Thanks for the recommendations. I haven't driven the car yet. I just got it and found the problem. So once I pull it I'll be able to see what needs to be done. If I can do it myself I will but I don't know what I don't know yet.
Robert, if you are capable of taking the engine out you are capable of fixing your own transmission. It is very simple and easy to repair. It would be much cheaper than having it fixed and you will learn more about your car and how it works. You should have no issues and if you do that's what this forum is for. I suspect that the triple gear pin for the gear that's rubbing on the flywheel has sheared off so you will either have to replace your flywheel with one that has good pins or you could install new pins in the flywheel which you already have so long as the pin failure did not crack it.
Thanks All for the encouragement. I'm going to give it a go. Once I get it out I'll be able to see what's going on.