Does anyone know when they started the 26/7 Warford's or when they made the later model changes?
I'm putting together another original alum 3 speed Warford.
One I have with a badly broken case is #56897 and another is a later #72702. It looks lake everything will cross over Except the bearing adjuster nut on the Input shaft. The earlier nut is about 0.300" larger diameter... gzkerokvn!!!
Interestingly the case and the top shifter covers both have matching numbers.
Any help appreciated, I'm sourcing a couple of bearings also.
Any Warford history guys here?
Maybe the guys at Layne might know..
I currently have 2 that are apart. I'm using the best of the 2 to make on really nice one. One of mine had a hard life too. Case has multiple repairs on it. It's serial 124783. My good case is serial 101149. They both have different shifter assembly's. However i'm no expert. If you need pictures of anything let me know.
Oops, just read that yours is aluminum. Mine are cast iron.
Surprised at the high #'s. I guess maybe they made more C/I ones than the alum ones.
The OUTPUT shaft OD size adjusting nut I need is 3.150"
It's the one that has the locking bolt that screws into a dog on the outer ring of the nut after the preload is set.
It's possible they might interchange, Some of the parts do.
Silly question maybe and way off your topic. Sorry Gene. Ignore if need be. :-)
Where is the serial number located? I have a cast iron 3 speed (U.D.O.) in the 25 TT that I got last summer.
Duey, The ones I have are marked on the Right side very close to the top just above the letters Plant # 2. I have not seen a CI one close up. Both the housing and the shifter tower cover are marked the same numbers.
Understood, and thanks Gene!
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Warford cast iron part into alum housing?
I know the spline is just a bit different size but hoping the output bearing adjusting nut will inter change with the late alum case.