How NOT to attach a new transmission to a 3126 CAT 3126 !!!!

BillD

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This is a beauty.

A guy buys 3126 CATs and ZF280 gears.

The "dealer" decided to make a slight "modification" to the adapter plate to accommodate the rear facing starter on the 3126 CAT.

Nice !!!!!!:eek:

sure would have been easier and prettier to buy the right adapter plate for the CATs in the 1st place !:rolleyes:

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Those things are cheap- why not just chop em up and see what happens!
 

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What ???? :confused:

Sorry- Proving to myself yet again, that my sense of humor does not translate over email/the internet.

Cant imagine anyone cutting into anything designed to do the work that a marine trans is designed to do considering the consequences. That would let go (in a BIG way) leaving the harbor on Friday of the 4th of July weekend when you have every cooler full and all the people you know on board for the best party of the year.

Worst case the gear could come loose from the engine and be spinning on the prop shaft which would probably slide back and hit the rudder. And it would happen under probably max load on the engine.

I blew the rear end in my old truck and the diff cover cracked and it grenaded my tranny in the process- parts or ring gear etc. came out like broken potato chips. It was pretty cool because it wasnt worth anything, no one got hurt and it didnt sink.

Dem guys is smaat, reely smaat.
 

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that's effin hilarious !!!!
I really wonder how some people make it through life....
and yet they walk amongst us..
 

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some people just don't get sarcasm

haha, pretty sure its me though. Happens all the time in emails and online.

Think you are kidding probably and I dont get it. Thats how bad it is...
 

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Looks like someone has been watching too much of the Home and Garden channel. Is he going to "flip that gear?"
 

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You guys are making me feel more and more normal (I have no idea what either of you are talking about!). Thanks!

Dont hack your tranny.
 

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Muddy - I see an assembled transmission and adapter plate for a CAT. How would you advertise it? "Mint condition P.O.S. with zero hours"? Call it what you want. Fine by me. I think someone needs a fishing trip real bad! LOL
 

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Dealers should never be allowed to service anything. Ever.

Still, whoever did the cutting did dress the edges very nicely. :(
 


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