Making progress on the schucker 436 refit project
. I got the borg warner trans back from the rebuilder. I watched as the mechanic
tested it using a electric motor
to act as the engine
. He had a pressure gauge attached as we'll. using 30 weight motor oil
pressure came up to 120 lbs. shifting forward to reverse worked smoothly. Some shaft creep in neutral but easily stopped with hand pressure.
shaft is worn and shows corrosion
so a new one is ordered. New stuffing box as well. new coupling fit and faced to shaft. Going to have a RD flexible coupler in line as well. beta 50 is ordered and will be ready to accept the borg warner trans.
Thinking ahead to the replacement of the rotted plywood
sole in the cabin
. After much inspection
I an going to strip everything out of the cabin
, I will preserve many parts
for possible reuse but it will be a start from scratch rebuild
. I plan on using a good grade of exterior 3/4 plywood
for sole replacement. Polyester coat the down side and lay a layer of chopped mat down on the up side. Create openings were needed.