Some prgress being made over the Christmas break. I took a few days off for vacation and am really making a push to get a lot done. Focusing on the transmission and transfer case to get them back in the jeep, so spending a lot of time with Stirstick. He does such great work and is very meticulous.
Had to spend some money unexpectedly. Once the transfer case was apart, discovered one of the bearings was collapsing and beginning to swarm. Got a sone shavings in the cups and gouged the 3/4 inch cluster gear.
See the pits in the surface from the bearing pieces:
Didn't get a picture of the cluster gear but it had to be replaced.
The brake drum for the external early emergency brake was shot. See how it is bowed:
The new one for comparison:
The band was also shot:
You can see how the previous rebuilder painted the INSIDE of the case (don't understand that, it will only lead to paint flaking off later on):
The transfer case after bead blasting:
The transmission waiting to assemble: