I was never very good at interpreting other people's patterns. When I ran my own pattern everything looked clear to me.
That being said, that pattern looks pretty good to me. It's centered and your backlash is good. I would run another pattern once you get your permanent bearings and races in. Your set-up pinion bearing should be the same as your permanent one but just to be sure I would check again.
Well the gearing job went well and I learned a lot. Gearing is not hard, but you must be super patient and have a friend who has the right tools to borrow and good setup bearings. It took 11 tries to get what you see. I fine tuned it once I got close. So far so good, but I only have 30 miles on the new gears. I will take it easy for the first 500 miles to break in the gears. If anyone has any questions just ask.
It feels great. There were two things that I said I would never do. Gears and an automatic transmission. I guess I can scratch one of those off the list. I could not have done it without the help of people on this site.
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