nevhunter wrote:IF the top of the kicker pinion teeth (not the quadrant ) get rounded off it binds much more often. The quadrant has a 1/2 tooth to lead it in. It's not he first tooth damaged.. Ie when they are new they work much better. It's always a good idea to pull the clutch in till the gear meshes and then apply force rather than kicking down when it's not yet engaged. IF your pinion has the top of the teeth rounded you can CAREFULLY make them more pointed with an angle grinder and thin disc or a tool and cutter grinder if you are more fussy, but don't do much more than the tips of the teeth. Nev
jj.palmer wrote:Have now finished the lathe attachment for cutting splines etc. although primarily I have made it to cut the teeth on gears for old mechanical clocks, one of my other interests.
The setup comprises of :
1 Infinite indexing via a large diameter 360 degree protractor through a reduction gear.
2 Clamping of the chuck to eliminate any rotation of the part whilst cutting.
3 High ratio linkage to apply the cutting force.
4 Tool holder incorperating a clapper box to allow the cutting tool to lift on its return stroke, the cutting tool is made from HSS 6mm diameter, and, yes that is a rubber band.
5 Carriage rack removed to eliminate resistance to the linkage cutting stroke, a 2 minute job.
nevhunter wrote:Yes Simon, they are bad enough to cause the problem. i'd try for a new one or since you are able, build up with something tough and reprofile with a sharp tip on each. Nev.
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