Having inherited one of these intriguing gear
boxes....which was munted upon acquisition; a point the vendor failed to mention... Anyway, I got it taken to bits by a regular genius gear-box mechanic
who declared the set of seven thrust-plates were beyond the grave.
'And I get these from????'
He asserted finding the Holy Grail might be easier.
I discovered these gear
boxes went out of production when the Dead Sea was still only slightly ill. Oh goody. Then I discovered some dude in the UK had parts
, but the contact who relayed that asserted said supplier was, to say the least, 'difficult', and that he charged like a high-class prostitute. Oh goody.
Kiwi ingenuity to the fore. Within 3 days I had found a better quality steel
than the orginal (mild steel). Using the original plates as patterns the local water-jet steel
cutters cut me a new set, and th whole lot cost me NZ$280!
Two days later the box was reattached to the Sea Panther, fired up, and poom! Perfect operation.
I learned a lot about these boxes during the saga, so if any of you are stuck for info, or especially those particular parts
, let me know. I can havea set to you within a fortnight at what it costs me, plus a bit of freight.