Bitsa is now in bits. Lot of bits. The camera battery went flat halfway through proceedings, but not before recording a few images of note.
Back tub off for the first time in 2 years... the dirt buildup on the main rails was un-belivable.
Enter JCB Loadall, remove gearbox. Nothing quite like an engine hoist you can drive...
Inside the gearbox was bad news: I was rather miffed to find why it had gone bang was simply that some twit in the MOD had failed to do the bolt on the front of the layshaft up properly. The result was it had flapped backwards and forwards, eaten the rear layshaft bearing, smashed 3rd gear, wrecked the layshaft and made such a mess of the layshaft bearing housing that the main box case is scrap
All because of one slack bolt. I've another box arriving tomorrow morning, hopefully with two boxes and a new set of bearings I can make one box that is fit to use...
As I type
10 years ago