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  • tlamberttlambert
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    Sounds good. Thanks for the info Ben!

    Tim

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    Last month, After meeting up with the KCW Shasta crew in Ely, NV, I headed home the next day. My transmission gave up just outside Las Vegas. Wiped out another input shaft bearing. This time I didn’t hear anything and a lot more damage occurred. Took out the fourth gear splines on the pinion shaft, so my 3:88 R&P is now toast. Luckily I have a 4:12 in stash. But it will cost a pretty penny to get it fixed. My transmission guy is on it. Derek “Boxrod” Campbell came and rescued me from the side of the freeway. We rented a small SUV and U-haul trailer to get me home. Currently running with my old transmission with 4:37 R/P. Pretty low geared now. Bet I could climb any pass in fourth gear right now. 🙂
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    AvatarPat K
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    Is all that subi power eating your trannys up?

    We will build it if it comes.

    AvatarBBWB
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    Is all that subi power eating your trannys up?

    Yep.. I think so. Subi’s are hard on fourth gear. I have Weddle race gears, but these transmissions were never meant for 180hp. I’m keeping my eye open for a good Subi five speed for future swap. If I keep the bus that long.

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    John JonesJohn Jones
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    Well thats a bummer Ben… I think my bug motor and towing and heavy loads I do eats my input haft bearings up also… I swear I can already hear mine making noise… 8-(

    You keep making reference to selling…. that big wad of cash is hard to say no to…  but a split bus is hard to replace….

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    You keep making reference to selling…. that big wad of cash is hard to say no to…  but a split bus is hard to replace….

    Only if someone meets my price. Or I can’t physically drive it anymore.

    I think my bug motor and towing and heavy loads I do eats my input haft bearings up also…

    My trans builder says towing is not helping, but not the real problem. He thinks it’s the torque of the Subi engine.

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    My transmission is done. Picking up tomorrow. Probably start ripping the engine out soon as I get it home.

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    Engine out. Transmission tomorrow. Need to do CV boots while I’m in there to.

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    Transmission in. Putting new CV boots on, two were ripped and the other two ready to rip. Should have engine stabbed shortly.
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    All back together and running. Just got to burp the coolant and get it full. Should be test driving tomorrow.
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