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Old 03-30-2006, 10:22 PM
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i priced a set of upper gears for a ssm#3a and mercs retail is like 2700 bucks.... wtf i can get a ring and pinion set for and muscle car for 2 hundred and change, and theres a lot more metal and mchine work there. are there compnies that will make gear sets for drives other than merc? rm
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If There's Not Someone Making Gear Sets, There Sure Should Be.....the Profit Margin Has To Be Huge If They Already Have The Equipment! Not Just Gear Sets, But All Kinds Of Internals. Trs Parts Are Starting To Dry Up Especially.
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If There's Not Someone Making Gear Sets, There Sure Should Be.....the Profit Margin Has To Be Huge If They Already Have The Equipment! Not Just Gear Sets, But All Kinds Of Internals. Trs Parts Are Starting To Dry Up Especially.
The company I'm with has manufactuering process that is based on the machines that power the flow water jet cutting stuff, same machine used on American Chopper and Hot Rod to make rims and cut other metal parts out with....

It would not take much to get the rest of the equipment needed to cut with and I'm seriously thinking about it, as a sideline.......
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Only two minor problems: quantity and metallurgy. Solve both of them and you've got it made...
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Default Re: do aftemarket companies make gear sets for merc drives?

there are an azz load of diffderent companies making ring a pinion sets, that will handle 1000+ ponies how hard could it be?
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From what I understand it's not the cost of making the gears, it's the cost of making the pieces that forge the gear.

If I remember correctly, IMCO said it would cost around $150K to have it made, that's why they don't do it.
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quantity and metallurgy You got it
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From what I understand it's not the cost of making the gears, it's the cost of making the pieces that forge the gear.

If I remember correctly, IMCO said it would cost around $150K to have it made, that's why they don't do it.
The flow water jet you just put your shape wanted in its computer and put the block of material on the cutting table and it bangs out whatever you need.

http://www.flowcorp.com/waterjet-resources.cfm?id=460

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Call Steve @ 800 932 9120 x210

He makes a lot of different marine parts for a lot of different manufacturer's. I know he makes spline shafts. If not, he may be able to put you on the right track.
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i priced a set of upper gears for a ssm#3a and mercs retail is like 2700 bucks.... wtf i can get a ring and pinion set for and muscle car for 2 hundred and change, and theres a lot more metal and mchine work there. are there compnies that will make gear sets for drives other than merc? rm
I am sure a company like Richmond gear made those gears for Merc. .
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