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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Upon initial inspection of the existing drive system...

All the Muscateer's drive chains and sprockets are in place and in reasonable condition.  Some light rust but most were still flexible.


 



We are hoping some Evaporust will clean up the drive chains well enough to reuse the existing ones.

A quick look inside the Muscat Corporation "Black Box" transmission left a good feeling, as it all appeared to be pretty clean, and hand turning the driveshafts led to rotary motion.  While not conclusive, a good sign the box may be in running condition.





All the lever inputs move smoothly, and the internal clutch plates seem to move side-to-side to provide friction for drive.  Unsure of the specifics to do an true testing/adjustment, that will come late, but for now it looks to be in pretty good shape for a 40+ year old abandoned item!

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