Johnstown #355

Making pinion stew

Our Johnstown 355 had worn pinion gears. All four pinion gears were replaced with less effort than was originally anticipated, once the tricks were discovered.

After the removal of the old gear, the new pinion was boiled in hot water to expand it. The enlarged gear would then slide over the tapered shaft with ease. Matt looks over the "cooking" pinion gear.

March 2010

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