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Celebrating fifteen years!! of full time Amphicar only service
Specializing in metal restoration and manufacturing panels
Specializing in transmission repairs and manufacturing of parts
Specializing in customer service
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Midwest Amphicar 815 910 5502
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I have had it with buying used transmissions-most are junk.
symptom: shifted ok but very noisy. Water had sat in trans. Then used, probably with water in trans- looking at mud build up. If not used just a bit earlier repair costs would be much less. Little bearing on drive shaft smoked. In turn grooving up built in race area of drive shaft. Plus cooked out main bearings, which are not available. Replacements are available but I don't think they are as good. Still when done this trans should hold out for a while.
The latest one:
Saga of the Howling Transmission
First look broken case and gook. Then it poured out gook and water. Then side cover off! Yikes! Differential was solid rust. But unbelievably really important parts were excellent. Like the intermediate gears $$$ like the input shaft(drive shaft in parts book) $$$$. Gears and rings excellent too. So I replaced differential using original ring gear, replaced case with new style ,large hole case. Now it is like new, instead of junk and still thousands of dollars less than the "other guy" . Thanks for the opportunity
Luckily for this guy, He decided not to chance it. All parts spun nicely. If he would have filled with oil and drove it, it would have become junk. Now its all cleaned up with all new bearings , seals and synchros. Pitting on gears and shaft might cause issues but odds are it will be fine.
Transmission #1883 problem pumped oil out. Loose input shaft
Luckily for owner that he stopped driving at first sign of trouble. Input plate bearing self destructed. Some minor scars on input shaft but better than many. Bolts on differential cover were badly rusted and one broke. There will be a small extra charge for removal.