Felt like there was something crunching in the drivetrain... so time for a pulldown.
Opened front gearbox... amazed, 1-way's gear still looks good.
Only 2 teeth slightly topped, pretty bloody good considering its
survived about 60-70 packs (40 of those with Novak SS power)
and its taken a few smacks hard enough to launch it airborne.
Nup, so its not the front causing the crunching.
Opened up rear GB... and hey, what's this?!
.... little metal wires
Did someone try SABOTAGE me by putting staplers into my gears?!!!
No; turns out the rear bearing had shed its shield, and the
had worked its way around the bevel pinion
and had totally gotten chewed by the gears into 5 pieces!
Diff & bevel gears were looking a little shotblasted, but
surprisingly they didn't cause any more drag as from new.
Just stuck them back in with naked bearing... rolls fine again.
I was gunna save the wire bits of a photoshoot... but when me
tried to clean them up first with a shot of motorspray ... drats,
can't bloody find the things anymore. Sorry folks.