Results from my "What is the best price on an SM420 Master Rebuild Kit"

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by vtcruiser60, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. vtcruiser60

    vtcruiser60 SILVER Star

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    "I am looking for a price quote for a SM420 master rebuild kit. The kit should include bearings, seals, gaskets, small parts bag AND syncros with shipping to Vermont"

    Here is what I found:

    Herm the overdrive guy
    $198.50 (Shipping included but no small parts bag)

    Drivetrain.com
    279.38 (Shipping not included)

    Inland Truck (Missoula, MT)
    $234.04

    Tourist Auto in SLC, UT
    $220.64

    Novak Transmission
    Parts for the SM420 Transmission
    $213.00 (shipping not included)


    The winner is

    Transmission Exchange Co.
    1803 NE ML King Blvd.
    Portland, OR 97212
    800-776-1191 (contact Spencer Hodes)

    $177 Shipped (bearings, gaskets, seals, syncros and small parts bag)
     
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    wasnt there one down in SoCal too? good price!
     
  3. wombat

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    ok i gotta ask what is a small parts bag??
     
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    Did you happen to ask if any of themk had NOS hard parts? (gears, shafts, etc.)

    Phil
     
  5. vtcruiser60

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    The small parts bag includes snap rings of various sizes, washers, etc.
     
  6. vtcruiser60

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    Hi Phil....I didn't ask specifically but several volunteered that they are no longer able to get gears for these transmissions and routinely keep cores around for that very purpose. Novak has cores. There is a company in Florida called Mantrans that also had a variety of cores on hand. Hope that helps.
     
  7. vtcruiser60

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    Transmission rebuild kit arrived safe and sound from Transmission Exchange Co. in Portland, OR...contact info above.
    TEQ rebuild Kit.jpg TEQ bearing.jpg
     
  8. jsuthey

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    Looks like a good kit,so you are going to do the rebuild yourself?Can we see a few more pics.of your SM420,I have one all apart right now that I would like to rebuild someday.I just don't know if I have everything.
    Thanks,John
     
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    I would have been tempted to buy from "herm the overdrive guy" just so I could say that every time someone asked me about the transmission.
     
  10. vtcruiser60

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    Hi John....I'll think about starting a rebuild thread. But...in the thread pasted below there are a few photos of the sm420 case being repainted.

    https://forum.ih8mud.com/ma-nh-yankee-toys/268206-8274-sm420-rebuild.html
     
  11. CruisinGA

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    Charlie Glabe (PinHead) goes through a lot of good SM420 info in this article, which is linked to on the 'Tech Links' page (link to that at the top of every page.) I used his page as a guide when installing my 420 4 years ago.

    sm420
     
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