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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reduction Gear Box conversion to swing axle Reply with quote

I have a bus transmission with reduction boxes that seems to be fried. When I was pushing the buggy, the transmission seemed to be in gear when the gear shifter was in neutral, and when I pulled the 40hp engine, the input shaft pulled out of the transmission. Is it an easy swap to a swing axle from a bug? How weird is it inside the transmission? Are the reduction boxes easy to split and remove? This is all on a piece of poo bugggy that probably won't see too much hard use.
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A t-1 swing has the ring gear on the oppisite side of the trans, you will have to flip the ring gear, reset backlash, then r-r reduction boxes. I f you don't flip the ring gear you will have 4 reverse gears and one weak foward gear
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like I'd be better off changing the whole thing and get rid of the reduction boxes. The spring plates on my reduction boxes are not notched to fit around the axle tube for a swing axle. Is it a big deal to change spring plates?
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paulfive5 wrote:
Sounds like I'd be better off changing the whole thing and get rid of the reduction boxes. The spring plates on my reduction boxes are not notched to fit around the axle tube for a swing axle. Is it a big deal to change spring plates?


That depends on your torsion housing, If a t-1 housing was used then its a direct swap, if the original builder used a t-2 housing then a little fab work is in order
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paulfive5 wrote:
Sounds like I'd be better off changing the whole thing and get rid of the reduction boxes. The spring plates on my reduction boxes are not notched to fit around the axle tube for a swing axle. Is it a big deal to change spring plates?


That depends on your torsion housing, If a t-1 housing was used then its a direct swap, if the original builder used a t-2 housing then a little fab work is in order
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

im considering do the same thing on a brush buggy im building. i think my gear reduction bus trans is junk, not sure, rubber covers from trans to shafts are toast so id assume its junk......my tortion cover sticks out very far unlike my other buggies....i. need to find out what type it has befor i go much further.anyone got some pix/model years of the tortion covers so i can tell diffrence?
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