And we’ve already restored one airhead to the living, and we’re working on a second. Transmission rebuild number one was routine, being a mere four decades old example. But then we went to mic the shaft stack height to determine the proper shim thickness, and one shaft stood a bit inadaquately proud… Perhaps a deviantly dimensioned bearing?

Transmission number two was more historicly significant, being out of an R68/3… But low and behold, after a minor battle, daylight shown on the gears for the first time in six decades. I’m still waiting to see just where the gears come out, the back of the tranny being a solid face of aluminum. Sorry, no pix yet, as WordPress, supposedly the best blogging latform in the biz, can’t handle ’em at the moment.

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