Friday, January 14, 2011

little john tranny ever wonder whats in one


im sure everyone has seen the ads in the old biker mags for a little john 5 speed tranny but have you ever seen the inside of one  well heres your chance
 
the case was made about a half and inch longer than a harley case and  the countershaft and case bushings were removed and replaced  with the plugs shown below




the mainshaft was made longer to accomidate the extra gear  the first second cluster was shortend about a half inch  and the main drive gear now has two gears on it instead of one

the  top looks just like a rachet top but is slightly longer  and has a square shape on kicker end   the shift drum is made out of solid  steel  they also  machined an extra groove in it for a third shifter fork  also the two shifter gears are cut on slight angle looks like its to make up for machining errors


the shifter fork finger portion looks like its from a turtle top  the forks  them selves have been narrowed  so they wont hit other gears


the counter shaft cluster  doesnt have a removable shaft one end is a hole bearings go in and the plug slides into it   the other end is supported by  a plug bearings go in and the cluster slides in    both plugs go into the case and supporting the  cluster     

4 comments:

  1. Why do you have all the awesome stuff. Thats a good one

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  2. in the early 80'si use to run with some guys in north west co two of them ran littel john box third gear had a habit of but blowing up they said there were hardening problems

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  3. i heard that they blew up alot to

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