Friday, October 29, 2010

TH 425 governor cans part 6

A few chips
GMC outside
New Driven gears installed. Notice two styles of shafts. The two on the left are different then the three on the right. The spools are different also.
Nylon gear sets the operating axial position (runs against the dowel in the trans case). The gear with the most wear was .050 different than new. shoulda used the camera flash
Brushing out the bore,
Some of these needed a good wire brushing to get them clean
Cleaning out an orifice in the valve spool

Saturday, October 23, 2010

TH 425 Governor cans part 5

3 1/2 schedule 80 pipe to make seal retainers out of. Pretty close to what is needed I.D and O.D. This stuff doesn't machine as good as some other, gummy like.
Chuck it up short.
Boring to fit over the can top.
Parting, out kinda far so bull nose center to stiffen it up.
Going slow here, no support.
Ring and can top
How it fits on, hold an O ring seal and has a lip to get a screwdriver in to pop it apart.
Together with a slot for prying it back open. Need to tack weld the retainer on. Ripe for weight and spring changes...tune it like you want.
Bail holds it together and in the hole.
can parts.
how the originals fit.

parts ring out.

Friday, October 22, 2010

TH 425 Governor cans part 1

Leaded steel to make governor cans out of. Machines nice.... lots of chips to come, About $10 a linear inch delivered.

TH 425 Governor cans part 2

Old school calipers
Parting, Used a power hacksaw to complete the cut
Dial in and center drill after a cut
Last two top to top
cutting cans apart

TH 425 Governor cans part 3

Patients. These are Turbohydramatic 425 transmission governors.
Last two just a stub left
all that is left over
Blanks and a sample
Zero check

TH 425 Governor cans part 4

Oil it!
Ready to machine the top
Some done. These are the new bottom part of the cans and will seal with an o ring to the original tops. The original was crimped together and not serviceable.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

DuQuoin Rally, Iowa falls Iowa and Redwood falls MN

DuQuoin Illinois GMC Eastern States and International rally. Good times.
After the rally we went to Iowa Falls Iowa and went for a walk...
Dam and hydro plant.
On the dam
Redwood Falls Minnesota, there was only one other overnighter here. Campground is right on the river,
Happy Camper.