Yep, they work, but during the construction on the house/garage this summer/fall, the top cover from the SM420 that I'm using was moved where it got rained on (I had a bunch of stuff on my driveway all covered up) and it got rustier than hell and wont move (It was hidden under a tarp that driveway rainwater was able to get under). It has WAY better shift forks. If it is easier to remove them and put them on the older cover than derusting the newer cover, then I wanted to swap.texican said:You are being much too anal, shoot a bit of PB blaster on it, maybe use a brass toothbrush and wheel it.
They work don't they?
The drum is off, its the nut, washer and spacer I'm trying to get off the output shaft! Not sure I understand your technique!cruiserbrett said:Sean,
try using something on the parking brake drum studs to hold it. I drilled two holes in a piece of angle iron to bolt onto the pb drum studs to hold it...
Sears has the right size, but I cant recall what it is...
Doh!! Why didn't I think of that!! Damn, I think I have an impact socket that size too!! I broke the piece of pipe on my compressor this fall that comes out of the top of the tank in the regulator (It fell over on my driveway! I just fixed it last week and it totally slipped my mind!!wngrog said:Of course, an impact would make short work, I just don't have any sockets that big.
Yep, its a a brittle one. But hell it was free!! <G> I'll probably just look for another and use this, or at least get it ready as a spare, until I find a 70-75 t-case!Jason M said:I really would not put a brittle case behind the gearing of a SM420 and the mini tcase...
There are no stupid questions...just stupid people....or something like that lolMD11Fr8Dog said:Hmm, maybe I should use the Search button, but can't I just use my 4 spd case and put the 3spd gears in it?? Or is that just another stoopid question!?
Well, its a 32mm socket if anyone is interested (I didn't have one), but I just went and bought a larger crescent wrench. To took the cover off and wedged a piece of scrap metal into the gears long enough for me to lean on (about 1.5"X8"X.25') and then just wailed away with a BFH. Piece of cake with the right tools!!cruiserbrett said:Sean,
Since you have the impact gun, use that, but otherwise I have had good luck throwing the parking brake drum back on, put the t-case in gear(Hi) and bolt a 2-3 foot length of angle iron on the parking brake flange
drill two holes in one end of the metal angle iron that that match the driveshaft stud pattern. use this as a lever. works every time I have needed to break those nuts free.
Hehe, I'm often accused of both!!woody said:
There are no stupid questions...just stupid people....or something like that lol
Yeppers, the gears can swap over entirely, but you need to shim up the idler cluster. IIRC, you can order a set of shims from Toyota for that, variety of sizes.
I'm gonna do it myself soon...have a 69 case to tear apart and a few later cases to swap gears into. (my 72 case in there now has held up well tho, so not in a hurry yet...lol)