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Old 06-18-2013, 04:59 PM
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Join Date: Jun 2011
Boat: 1979 Stars & Stripes
Location: Bridgeport, CT
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I had the same thing happen to me last summer, bought a used Velvet Drive and worked fine the rest of the summer. About a month ago reverse went on this transmission. Rebuilt old trans and other than the lock rings it wasn't too difficult - the thread on TT about how to rebuild it is EXCELLENT. Seems to me all that needs to be replaced is the reverse clutch/clutches which is easy.

Check your model number, mine ends with -001 which means 1 bronze reverse clutch, model number ending in -004 means there are 2 bronze clutches and 1 steel.

Taking transmission out is kind of a pain though, get a $20 bottle jack from auto parts store to tilt engine and put a tarp over carpet/gunwales or you'll get trans fluid everywhere; at least I did the first time.
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