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  • Aluminum Transfer cover ?

    Im curious on the general consensus around here about the romerdrive aluminum cover? worth to get now (I have the original cover off) down the line or don't bother

  • #2
    I Installed one on my Series III in 2006 along with a Roamer Drive. They are certainly stout enough to be bumped or dragged, and the T-case has never leaked from the cover after install. Regarding the cooling benefits advertised, I have not done a before and after temperature comparison, but the aluminum construction and depth of the fins would qualify it is a viable heat sink.

    My anecdotal evidence - at the Guatemalan border with Mexico I had transmission issues that limited me to first and second gear. On the flat - with overdrive engaged - I could manage 25mph. In the heat and humidity, I drove back to the Texas border with the limited cooling airflow 25mph provided during 9 to 10 hour days with no evidence of overheating in the colour of the oil. I believe the cover helped.
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    • #3
      Well that sold me

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      • #4
        I put one on along with the Roamerdrive. My old one had a slight leak and as I do freeway driving I guess it helps the cooling. It looks really nice too! Click image for larger version

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        • #5
          When my truck was all apart, I started to repaint the original rusty steel over. I found a few spots that had maybe a micron of steel keeping the oil in place, and one spot that was actually rusted through to a pin hole. I looked around for a replacement and found only one available at a higher price than the Roamer Drive one. It was a no brainer cuz of that. No leaks yet and no idea if it helps my gear oil any.
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          '87 110 garden shed

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          • #6
            I used one until I purchased a larger oil capacity cover from Ike. It did not leak but I did seal it with Right Stuff. It is available to be ourchased if anyone is interested.
            Jim
            64 88 2.5 NAD 2a What would I do with all my spare time if I didn't own a Rover?

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            • #7
              My cover has been spoken for..
              Jim
              64 88 2.5 NAD 2a What would I do with all my spare time if I didn't own a Rover?

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              • #8
                I purchased the rights to produce the Wootz transfer case pan. I'm still trying to find an economical way to produce them but right now the casting mold is going to cost $5000. I'll keep the group posted when I get closer to production.

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                • #9
                  Thw Wootz transfercase pan is what replaced my Roamerdrive cover. I have been exceptionally pleased with its performance. Hope you are able to bring it back into production as IMHO it is one of the better accessories for a Series Rover. Good luck with your endevor.
                  Jim
                  64 88 2.5 NAD 2a What would I do with all my spare time if I didn't own a Rover?

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                  • #10
                    Looks like something that could be milled instead of cast to me. No expert as I am a shadetree engineer.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by dporter110 View Post
                      I purchased the rights to produce the Wootz transfer case pan. I'm still trying to find an economical way to produce them but right now the casting mold is going to cost $5000. I'll keep the group posted when I get closer to production.
                      That sounds about right...Maybe a bit below what I'd expect to pay for the mold, in fact.


                      Originally posted by 64osby View Post
                      Looks like something that could be milled instead of cast to me. No expert as I am a shadetree engineer.
                      I think it's the increased capacity (big, triangular) transfer sump with cooling fins, not just the flat plate (similar to original steel cover except with cooling fins), so if you were to machine the large capacity oil pan, it'd have to start life as a 75 lb billet of aluminum, most of which would be machined away using some very long, specialized endmills in at least 2 setups in the milling machine.

                      The flat one with the cooling fins would be pretty easy/quick to do in/on a mill though.
                      --Mark

                      1973 SIII 109 regular w/2.5NA Diesel

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dporter110 View Post
                        I purchased the rights to produce the Wootz transfer case pan. I'm still trying to find an economical way to produce them but right now the casting mold is going to cost $5000. I'll keep the group posted when I get closer to production.
                        I sent you a pm - please take a look!

                        Mark
                        1960 Series II SWB Station Wagon

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by dporter110 View Post
                          I purchased the rights to produce the Wootz transfer case pan. I'm still trying to find an economical way to produce them but right now the casting mold is going to cost $5000. I'll keep the group posted when I get closer to production.
                          Good for you! I think I got one of the last dozen sold and like mine. Very good product and I hope you're able to make it come back to life.
                          1969 Marine Blue Bugeye

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by dporter110 View Post
                            I purchased the rights to produce the Wootz transfer case pan. I'm still trying to find an economical way to produce them but right now the casting mold is going to cost $5000. I'll keep the group posted when I get closer to production.
                            Did the seller of the production rights get out of the business? Couldn’t you buy their mold?
                            --Mark

                            1973 SIII 109 regular w/2.5NA Diesel

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                            • #15
                              I talked to David and he said the mould had been destroyed without the original seller being informed.

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