2.3 Lower Gearcase

88 Capri

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Hi all,
The gears in my lower gearcase are in great condition with the exception of the bushing/bearing inside the forward gear.
I have searched for this to no avail and wondered if this is able to be purchased on its own. I see aftermarket gearsets so someone has to be making it for them unless it's a secret so you have to purchase the gearset.
I was also looking for measurements of the propeller shaft because I would like to mic the wear areas to check for wear.
Thanks in advance,
Jim
 

racerone

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Your local machine shop / blacksmith / highschool could make that bushing.----Strange that this bushing is worn as there is no motion when forward is engaged.
 

88 Capri

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Your local machine shop / blacksmith / highschool could make that bushing.----Strange that this bushing is worn as there is no motion when forward is engaged.
When I had her out it skipped one and I had excessive in and out play plus I wanted to do a re-seal.
Upon inspecting the bushing it is worn unevenly more towards the clutch dog, I can visually see the depth difference on the lubrication groove.
It had a definite wobble to it when on the propeller shaft.
 

88 Capri

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Your local machine shop / blacksmith / highschool could make that bushing.----Strange that this bushing is worn as there is no motion when forward is engaged.
I'll check with my local NAPA when I take my distributor there.
Thanks :)
 

froggy1150

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We use oilite bushings alot. There is a site called selflube dot com. They have good examples and sizes
 

88 Capri

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Thanks @froggy1150, I will certainly check them out! I just need to get the size specs off my parts and hopefully I can find something.
 

88 Capri

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Unfortunately they do not have anything that would work for me, I also contacted a few companies that offer new gear sets but will not sell that item seperately.
 
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