Here's what it looked like at that time.
I tried to pull the pulley off the drive shaft so the bearing could be changed but it was rusted on too tight and the gear puller wouldn't budge it.
So I removed the rear half of the transmission casing and took off the upper grive sprocket so the whole drive shaft could be slid out the front of the housing.
Then I put it in the press and pressed the drive shaft out of the pulley.
With the pulley removed, I could then unbolt the engine mounting frame and backing plate.
A new bearing was installed and the drive shaft was mounted back in the transmission housing.
The back of the transmission was then bolted back on and the assembly was rolled outside and degreased.
The transmission was then sanded down in preparation for painting.
This is how it looked as of early spring 2011.
So I spent the summer going to tractor shows and working on other projects while the Bean Cutler sat in the garage and gathered dust and this week I started working on it again.
The engine mounting frame and backing plate are sanded down and painted.
I also painted the brackets that lift the engine up and down.
The threaded lift adjustment bolt that fits in the engine mounting plate is in sad shape.
I took a piece of threaded rod and built up one end with brazing rod.
Then it was clamped in the mill vise so I could mill down the two sides.
One side is finished here.
After both sides are milled down flat, the brazed area is squared off to form the head of the bolt.
Here is the new lift bolt set next to the old lift bolt.
This is the slot that the lift bolt goes into.
The new bolt slips right in.
At this point I ran into a small problem.
The new front tires that I got for this tractor are a little bigger diameter than what the original tires were so they rub against the backing plate.
I want to stay with these tires so I made up two 3/8 inch thick spacers to go behind the backing plate.
Here are the spacers mounted in place between the transmission housing and the backing plate.
Here's how it looks so far.
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Edited by jdcrawler, February 11, 2012 - 11:44 PM.