Thank you Schooner, I will contact them.
I have asked the forum previously about the problem I have been having with the transmission
, namely it not going in fwd gear
for many tries, but once it does, it doesn't slip and works untill I put it back in neutral. I have rebuilt the transmission in 1985 after salt water
got inside and it was working fine untill 2010 and with the occasional reluctance since. I was hoping my previous post would get a response from someone with inside knowleage of the intricate clutch
system of springs, ball bearings in their curved tracks and probably involving the innertia of the hubs (I suppose the inertia is stlill in good working order, lol). The responses mostly spoke of worn out clutch
plates and slipping, which may be realted, but not exactly my case.
Since then I came across a thread discussing the same problem, but the consensus there was "you need to buy new transmission".
ZF6 was presumable a slight upgrade to Hurth 50, while ZF10M is much sturdier and slightly larger, but could be accomodated in my very tight installation
. (It's ~1" longer). Haven't checked ZF12M dimensions yet, but any increase in size will not work.
I could rebuild
again, but it doesn't seem outside of clutch plates, seals
and gaskets, spare parts
would be available. It's possible that replacing the clutch plates will solve the problem, but I'd hate to find out otherwise after buying