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Kimball E/F Transmission Gear
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Kimball Electromatic Gear (E/F Transmission)
: 2 available for immediate delivery.
To place an order, Click Here.


This is the replacement gear for the original ABS (see note) plastic gear in the Kimball Electramatic Model E and F Transmission. The new gear is made out of a blend of Nylon and PLA (poly lactic acid). There are 42 teeth on the outside gear and 24 teeth on the inside gear. The cost is $85.00. Each gear is meticulously honed, properly lubricated, and bench tested before being sold. Some information about removing/replacing the transmission is located here (page is not completed yet). To place an order, Click Here. The six nuts, bolts, and lock washers are available for an additional $8.00. Also, we will install the gear for an additional $50.00. Questions: Contact John Tuttle

10-year Guarantee (10 times longer than the original Kimball Guarantee).

The new nylon gears arrived on December 27, 2017.

The new gear is the very white one. This gear is very quite. Compare the quality to the off-white original nylon gear between the new gear and the metal gear.

NOTE: The original black ABS plastic gear proved to be problematic in the Kimball transmission because it is a petroleum-based material with a short molecular structure. As such, the grease that Kimball used to lubricate the gears eventually softened the gear, which caused it to fail. The Nylon gears (the first primary motor gear and the third gear) are impervious to softening with grease and many other chemicals. See: Chemical Interaction Chart.

The gear is lubricated with a spaceage lubricant called Dow Corning 111. This is a pure silicon grease that has been used to lubricate seals and other moving parts in space craft. It was chosen because of its inert chemical properities. Unlike common types of grease, it will never harden or become gummy.


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