Heck, I'd buy one off you, if you could guarantee it would work.WhiteBird101 said:I dunno, but i was thinking the other day of offering to drill plates for people for a small fee ($20-30 + shipping) I have seen a lot of people ask about this, and i would like to help out fellow mn12ers. If you'd like to be my first customer , pm me, but otherwise, contact the j man. I know he doesn't offer them anymore, but maybe you can arrange something.
the plates seperately and the bone yard boysWaLieN said:Doesn't 5-Star Ford sell just the plates?
I think that would be a good idea. How much are the plates?BlackTbird96 said:I say you should charge like a $100 core. So that way you make sure they send theirs back. So charge like $150 including the core. So in the end you end up with $50 a plate.
If you start drilling them let me know cuz I need one.
maybe, but i think the research required to get the specs for a stock plate would undercut any profit from the whole thing. i dont see what all the fuss is about, just drilling the plates is the easiest part of the whole process. i find it hard to believe that someone would rather pay $50 for a predrilled plate than just take the 3 minutes it takes to do it yourself.AverageJoe said:When it come right down to it, the separator plates are just sheets of metal (steel or aluminum?) that are cut to a specific size and shape with specific holes drilled through them. Anyone given my idea any thought? About producing them?
What's not true? I have the e-mail from Jerry if you want to see it. BTW the price was 400.00 but that was for a complete valve body/w separator plate. I guess that means you can't buy a new plate alone. I ended up doing the mod myself. Wasn't that complicated, just messy. I had a lube bay to work in and did the whole thing without any help. Got a little complicated trying to remove and re-install the O/D servo and keep the O/D band in place AND manage the hydraulic jack to compress the spring so I could remove and re-install the c-clip... WHew. But it worked!Rolling-Thunder said:That's not true. I purchased mine directly from Jerry, and returned the old one for my 75 dollar core charge. I find that comment very hard to believe.
To add to that, I am going to try and locate a stock separator plate from a used-up tranny, so that someone can start the ball rolling again.