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    Default Chrysler Sterndrive DANA 40

    Hi Everybody!

    I'm new on this forum, leaving in switzerland and just baught a Swiss boat equiped with Chrysler inboard 80HP (Simca) and sterndrive DANA 40. I already wrote something about it earlier in the morning but I can't find it anymore!
    So I need your Help about sterndrive DANA 40! I rebuilding mine at this time and have no idea how to dismantle the Timken Bearing in the upper gearcase... Screwed? clockwise? pressed? I really have no Idea and can't find any informations about these sterndrives on the web.
    If someone could give me an advise it would be great!

    Thank you at all and have a nice day!

    Sorry if my English is not academic...


    Breakus

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    Default Re: Chrysler Sterndrive DANA 40

    I have never seen your drive. I hope someone here can help. Please document your build with some pics. I have a pair of dana 90s which I think is similar.

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    Default Re: Chrysler Sterndrive DANA 40

    Hello (Again) Everybody!

    Thank you to proshadetree for his response. I try to insert pictures of my "wonderfull" sterndrive...

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    Mine....Z-drive partie haute.JPG

    and my boat....

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    I hope that is going to help you (or me in fact!)

    Bye

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    Default Re: Chrysler Sterndrive DANA 40

    Hi everybody!

    Nobody knows about my sterndrive? Books, repair manual? I'm going to be sad soon...

    Bye

    Breakus

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    Default Re: Chrysler Sterndrive DANA 40

    Quote Originally Posted by breakus View Post
    Hi everybody!

    Nobody knows about my sterndrive? Books, repair manual? I'm going to be sad soon...

    Bye

    Breakus
    Ayuh,.... Sorry Breakus,...
    I rebuilt my ole drives awhile back, but their the bigger models, 'n I didn't have to go that deep anyways.....

    Yer drive was a rareity when it was new, 'n there's not much available on 'em....

    I'd have to Guess, that's a Press fit bearing....
    Any Grease is Better,..... Than No Grease at All.......

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    Default Re: Chrysler Sterndrive DANA 40

    Hi everybody!

    Thank you for your response, the problem is that i rebuilt with brand new bearings and seals the lower part of my sterndrive and I think I should do the upper to... The real reason is that last year, with another boat (silverline Nantucket 17V) i've lost oil in the port. Fire men came, with policemen and it cost fast 2'000 dollards for all of those people in order to clean ... I don't really want to loose oil again in Swisslakes!
    May be someone has some documentation about this drive, i'm going to wait a moment.

    Bye

    Breakus

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    Default Re: Chrysler Sterndrive DANA 40

    Hi There!

    After being in pain with my DANA 40 drive I managed to dismantle completly my outdrive! I just can see that the bearings was brand new.... Anyway i'm going to change them in order to be sure that i would not have problems with my drive : on a sunday, end of the day in the middle of Geneva's Lake!

    I will send you few pictures of my work on the next days..

    Bye

    Jérôme

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    Quote Originally Posted by breakus View Post
    Hi There!

    After being in pain with my DANA 40 drive I managed to dismantle completly my outdrive! I just can see that the bearings was brand new.... Anyway i'm going to change them in order to be sure that i would not have problems with my drive : on a sunday, end of the day in the middle of Geneva's Lake!

    I will send you few pictures of my work on the next days..

    Bye

    Jérôme
    Ayuh,... Glad to hear yer makin' headway,....

    Have a poke around this website,...
    They sell parts for ole Dana's, 'n somewhere in there are Parts Break-down sheets, 'n a few old Manuals,...

    Good Luck...
    Any Grease is Better,..... Than No Grease at All.......

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    Default Re: Chrysler Sterndrive DANA 40

    Cant wait to see your progress

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    Default Re: Chrysler Sterndrive DANA 40

    Hello everybody!

    Thank you Bond-o for the adress i will ask them if they have something on my sterndrive. I wrote for 3 weeks to Chrysler's museum about my problem. I receive last week per post a kind answer of them, they were explaining that they have nothing technical about this I/O but this unit was built till 1969 not after anymore... But.... Yes! i did it! it's now finished and I hope that it will works normally I send you some pictures....


    Before dismantling :

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    Dismantling....
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    I can't send more pictures... I don't know why!

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    Default Re: Chrysler Sterndrive DANA 40

    Well... I'm here again!

    Pictures...

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    and then

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    The lower unit is yet totally dismantle

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    I Change the bearings

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    Till here, it was not to hard...

    THE UPPER CASE... It's something'else (Eddie Cochran?)

    Well, I asked you how to dismantle the upper part because i had no idea of how doing it.

    1st: the aluminium tube is only strong pushed into the upper

    under this tube, you find a nut with a stop. i Had to make a "self made tool" to pull that nut away and it was really difficult! Glued with Loctite!

    I have problems again to send pictures....

    See you

    Jérôme

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    Default Re: Chrysler Sterndrive DANA 40

    Hello!

    So.... some pictures of my work, I hope that it would help someone in the world!

    My special hand made tool for the nut

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    Everything ist out....


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    Here are the (tappets?) great moment!

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    I baught a special tool to take them away and it was really hard to get them out

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    But it was not the most difficult part of the work, put the new one was more terribly difficult! I had to Hone the tube because it was really to tight.

    Next picture tomorrow!

    Good bye

    Jérôme

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    Ayuh,.... Nice lookin' bearin' race puller,....

    Interesting design.... I've seen nothing like it...

    Any Grease is Better,..... Than No Grease at All.......

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    Default Re: Chrysler Sterndrive DANA 40

    Hello!

    Well let's talk about the end of my work!


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    After pulling the old tappets it was impossible to install the new one, diameter was really to tight... (8/100è mm métric).
    I decide to hone the bore in order to enlarge it.

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    After this very long work, i had 2/100è mm tightening much better to insert the new tappet!

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    Default Re: Chrysler Sterndrive DANA 40

    Hello!

    End of my work...
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    Clearance thrust washer needed grinding (to dick)

    Reassembling...

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    Painting

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    Bye

    Jérôme

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    Default Re: Chrysler Sterndrive DANA 40

    Hello everybody!

    Boat on the lake!

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    and.... vrooommm

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    Ayuh,.... Sweet lookin' boat,..... Enjoy....
    Any Grease is Better,..... Than No Grease at All.......

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