Nice work! Just like a pro!
I believe in your magnet retrieval powers!
Thanks man! And guess what? Success! I got the magnet out! Wooohooo!!! Your encouragement in my retrieval powers helped
It was not an easy task.
I spied it with the cable camera after about 20 minutes of looking.
It was nestled in between two gears.
So I tried various implements - no go.
I took miniature needle nose pliers and heated them, then bent them in the vise.
Still no go.
So I got another magnet - and pinched it in the needle nose.
Using the camera, and the pliers holding a magnet, and holding my breath, the clock stopped
Until - click - the magnets stuck together and I gently extracted them.
What an awesome feeling!
Next thing was why the 22tooth clutch gear wasn't working. I left out the woodruff key and tried to install just the clutch. And it wouldn't fit. The gears weren't jiving.
So I measured them...son of a biscuit, the 23 tooth gear is a smaller diameter.
I put the 23 tooth gear in the clutch and a new woodruff key, and it slipped together like butter!
After I did a happy dance and called Chris, I put the engine back in quickly and went for a spin. It's nice to cruise around on the Blue Bomber again.
BTW, Chris offered to come over and help me retrieve it right then and there. Now realize, he's 90 minutes away and it was 6pm. Now THAT'S an amazing friend and all around good dude!
Different diameters between the 22t &23t DRT clutch gears...