In Reply to: Howard transmission posted by dave#1 on April 28, 2018 at 17:07:36:
They are not as rare as some other things, but the problem is that parts are no longer serviced, so once gears get chipped and/or worn, you won't find an around to replace them with. There is a guy right now on the 'other' site with a Howard for sale. He is asking $900 for it. I have complete set of worn/chipped Sherman Step-Up/Step-Down tranny gears that at one time I was going to get repopped. I reverse engineered them made Auto-Cad drawings, and have several years in the CNC Machining/Process Engineering field including much gear cutting experience. With my contacts in the gear industry, I submitted my drawings to quote and the result was that unless there was a huge market for new gears, it would not be cost effective to get any runs less than 500 pieces each produced. Not worth the hassle so I scrapped the project.
Tim *PloughNman* Daley(MI)