So I was *really* hoping to finish assembling my gearbox before my trip to the UK, but perhaps it is not meant to be...
In the midst of rebuilding the gearbox I checked the endfloat of the laygear and i could just about fit a 0.015" feeler blade into the gap between the laygear and the smaller thrust washer. That is HUGE. Keep in mind this is the original thrust washer I had when i took the gearbox apart.
Using a vernier caliper, I measured the thickness of the smaller thrust washer to be in the 0.124-0.126" range. To get the endfloat down to 0.003 I'd need a 0.138" thrust washer, but the thickest sold on minispares is 0.132"
is there a source of a thicker thrust washer? If I were to fit the 0.132 washer the endfloat would be exactly 0.006 provided the washer wasn't thinner than it was supposed to be.
Is it possible to get a thicker thrust washer? Also seeing as the endfloat must have been so out for so long, what damage would that have done?