I am rebuilding the split case v drive casale finally, managed to get all the bits from beaver fab. Now, exactly how many case gaskets need to go back into the rebuild? I have a 3/8" plate, and I understand that you need a thick gasket on one side and a thick and thin on the other. Some others have been saying different to that.
Surely with the bottom shaft being diagonal (not perpendicular) in the case, you MUST have the two split halves a certain distance away from each other, which is only set by the gaskets and the plate, otherwise you will have the bearings not being run concentric between the 2 bearing housings? (on the bottom shaft). Of course with the top shaft being perpendicular to the case it's not crucial for that one.
Note I'm not talking about setting up bearing clearances here.
So, is it indeed a total of 2 x thicks and 1 x thin with a 3/8" plate? Which by the way equals .375+.030+.030+.015 = 0.45
Which raises another question: if you have a 1/2" plate, you are already too thick?? I'm struggling to understand why this is not the most important consideration when positioning the split halves.