Anyway, the first thing was to pull the counter-shaft and this was easily accomplished after removal of the peg bolt. The counter-shaft cluster gear just kinda falls into the bottom of the gearbox, awaiting liberation after removal of the main shaft stuff...decidedly more difficult.
I deviated from the manual here and kinda took prisoners as I could. The main shaft bearing pushed right out with some mild coaxing from a drift punch...thankfully. Wish I could say the same for the input shaft!
|Mainshaft bearing (center) out. The gear is the rear side of the 1st/2nd Hub Assy.|
|Damaged assembly just prior to removal. Synchro ring already removed.|
|The part of the main shaft where that the needle bearing "surrounds".|
|Needle bearing husk? Inquiring minds want to know!|
|What's left of the needle bearing after removal.|
That was the extent of my "excavation". Some quick pointers from my favorite forum and I'm just going to go for it with the main shaft circlip. They should not be re-used, so I don't care if I destroy it as longs as I don't destroy anything else on its way out.