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    OC-12 outer pinion gears

    It is a steel shim, just looks off in that pic.
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    OC-12 outer pinion gears

    Just servicing. We recently acquired this Spryte and decide to go through the rear and make sure everything was good in there before we did anything else to the machine. I feel like the diff is the only unique thing that we can't fab a replacement parts for.
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    OC-12 outer pinion gears

    I will not be reusing all the shims. This one had a hard life and is ready to be replaced. I saw your post on using transmission thrust washers and already acquired some. I will find a machine shop after the start of the year.
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    OC-12 outer pinion gears

    I meant to attach these in my last post.
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    OC-12 outer pinion gears

    I used a bigger hammer and got it apart. The pins seem to the hold up. They were a very tight fit. 1 pin even stuck to the inner compensator instead of the outer half. It looks like the pinions chewed in a little. About .005-.010. on half and up to .020 on the other. I plan on deburring the...
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    OC-12 outer pinion gears

    I have marked the compensator pieces with a punch so I can put them back in same orientation. I tried beating them apart with a deadblow and nothing budged. Is it supposed to be easy or hard to get apart?
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    OC-12 outer pinion gears

    My friend who is the co-owner got back in town and brought over a puller he had that worked perfect. Now we are unsure how to get the compensator apart. I can see someone has done some grinding around the pins, but the current state is better described as "mangled" rather than peened. I guess...
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    Thiokol/DMC/LMC parts in Alaska

    Is there anyone in AK who might have parts? Not sure what or even if we need anything now, but it would be good to know of a local source. Thanks.
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    OC-12 outer pinion gears

    I ordered the case and drum washers and will have a local shop do it. If I was in lower 48 I might just send it to someone, but shipping something that heavy from AK will be cost prohibitive. I will order the pinion washers after I get it open and make sure nothing else is wrong. I returned...
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    OC-12 outer pinion gears

    I read your thread and have those the thrust washers on order. I am going to look for a different puller. I am using one of those 2/3 jaw puller sin 2 jaw configuration and when I get it really tight it wants to tilt.
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    OC-12 outer pinion gears

    I am taking my diff apart and having trouble getting the outer pinion gears off. I have loosened the nut and put a gear puller on it but they would not budge. I suspect I may need a better gear puller and o try harder, but wanted to ask if there is anything else retaining them besides the nut...
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    Vintage Snow Cat gathering in Anchorage Ak next year.

    I have '73 Spryte and would be interested.
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    Separating the upper and lower Spryte frames

    The top half includes the engine, trans and all the wiring. We got lucky really with the weather as it was only in the 20s and while windy, it wasn't that bad. All told there were 21 bolts we had to undo and none required more than a 24" breaker bar. Now we wait to see if they can get these...
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    Separating the upper and lower Spryte frames

    I now have the shop manuals. It looks like there are 12 mounts we need to take care in addition to small things like shifter cable, a few wires, remote oil filter, etc.. Does that sound right?
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