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 Posted: Jun 15, 2017 06:21AM
Total posts: 835
Last post: Jun 15, 2017
Member since:Oct 20, 1999
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Originally Posted by scooperman
If you are not in a hurry, find the nearest evening vocational school and sign up for machine shop class.  That's what I did with my early (weird shift pattern) JKD box which had a stripped reverse gear.  The teacher liked that I had a real application, helped me a lot.  Using the original gear as a pattern, we made a new gear and then the school sent it out to be hardened, and I also got a suitable-for-framing certificate of course completion.

I have the tools (but not the time/talent!) to make one. I'm looking for the easy out!
I'm just finishing up the conversion on my mill to CNC so maybe I should get of my ass and get to work!
That being said I'd still like to find one.

Bill 

"Aaa the Luftwaffe, the Washington generals of the history channel"

2006 Time magazine person of the year.

 Posted: Jun 14, 2017 04:41AM
Total posts: 7098
Last post: Jun 23, 2017
Member since:Aug 14, 2002
CA
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Originally Posted by Rosebud
Hey Bill, great avatar. Mr. Sparkle!

That's an avatar we haven't seen in a long time. Bill has been a member since 1999!

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Jun 13, 2017 03:19PM
Total posts: 1373
Last post: Jun 13, 2017
Member since:Mar 10, 1999
If you are not in a hurry, find the nearest evening vocational school and sign up for machine shop class.  That's what I did with my early (weird shift pattern) JKD box which had a stripped reverse gear.  The teacher liked that I had a real application, helped me a lot.  Using the original gear as a pattern, we made a new gear and then the school sent it out to be hardened, and I also got a suitable-for-framing certificate of course completion.

 Posted: Jun 13, 2017 09:28AM
Total posts: 745
Last post: Jun 22, 2017
Member since:Jul 15, 2008
US
Hey Bill, great avatar. Mr. Sparkle!

 

Michael, Santa Barbara, CA

. . . the sled, not the flower

      Poser MotorSports

 Posted: Jun 13, 2017 03:34AM
Total posts: 1614
Last post: Jun 23, 2017
Member since:May 28, 2012
Certainly the original Jack Knight shop is long gone and l believe there were 2-3 people after that, that tried to carry on the business but without success

As time went by the quality got poorer and as my old friend Peter Mustang used to say "chocolate " gears

I have had 3 different J K 5 speeds all were great but very expensive

Good luck on your quest

Big AL

austinmorris@xplornet.ca

Niagara Ontario Canada

 Posted: Jun 12, 2017 04:10PM
Total posts: 835
Last post: Jun 15, 2017
Member since:Oct 20, 1999
I FINALLY got a chance to dig into my Jack Knight 5 speed.

Turns out my 1st gear is bad.
Anyone have a line on one? I tried to contact Jack Knight (I know I know) to no avail.

I'd like to get this box back together and enjoy the car.
Thanks.

Bill 

"Aaa the Luftwaffe, the Washington generals of the history channel"

2006 Time magazine person of the year.