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    Default Ironhead transmission rebuild. Need some advice/help.

    I have a 1981 iron head basket case. This is my first project and I'm still learning, so please bare with me.
    The transmission was taken apart and I'm missing some washers, bushings, and little stuff like that. I also noticed that one of the shifter forks is +.015".

    I would really like to rebuild this trans because that's the one that was originally in the bike, but I'm having a hard time tracking down all the little parts I need. No one makes an iron head tranny rebuild kit.

    Is there a detailed thread somewhere about rebuilding ironhead transmissions with pictures?
    Is it worth my time to try to rebuild this thing?
    Is this even a job that a novice can handle?
    Or should I just try to find another transmission that's already assembled?

    I realize some of you are probably rolling your eyes or shaking your heads right now. I get it.
    Just asking for your advice. Not your negativity.

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    Might find a bit of info in this thread ....

    .../// http://www.jockeyjournal.com/forum/s...d+tranny+build \\\...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragstews View Post
    Might find a bit of info in this thread ....

    .../// http://www.jockeyjournal.com/forum/s...d+tranny+build \\\...
    LOL Damn Jesse........... That's way back when.............

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    Yeah and it takes three days to read all of it..... !!!!
    ............................ ...........................

    (I liked the part about "Les Paul and the Beatles")
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragstews View Post
    Might find a bit of info in this thread ....

    .../// http://www.jockeyjournal.com/forum/s...d+tranny+build \\\...

    This thread is the tits!! Thanks man!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle2point0 View Post
    This thread is the tits!! Thanks man!!!
    Don't stay up all night ....

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    get a service manual
    pull the door , there actually easy to rebuild

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    Got a 75 XL on the bench to do the tranny on....

    Just bought up all the gears from Andrews .... Soon will be getting around to assembling the critter....

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    Owner got lucky with it spitting two teeth off a gear and not blowing up the motor case...!!!

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