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Posted February 18, 2012 - 03:36 PM

As some know I have to swap the transaxle in my E20 because of a bad input shaft and pulley. I managed to find a spare transaxle in the scrap yard last year that is correct and in great condition overall, shiny inside, only needed 3 things to make it perfect. One axle seal, one axle housing bearing, and a shifter. Last week I took care of the seal and bearing, so naturally you think, time to repair the broken shifter. :p Not, I have a shifter already LOL.

Yesterday I bought my paint to repaint the tractor, so today was day 1 of tear down. I started by making sure my front mount mower deck was in the raised position, and then pulled the batteries out of the back (only have three 12V). Then I set my jack under the hitch and raised the back as high as my 1-1/2 ton floor jack would lift. Then I stuck a pair of Jack stands under the middle of the tractor (ahead of the motor since I want to take it out to repaint). I pulled the rear tires and then I took all the linkages off the brakes before I forgot. I put my jack under the transaxle before unbolting it and took the shift knob off. Once the bolts were out the transaxle lowered out reasonable well... except for the shift lever. Actually had to get the transaxle off the jack for that to clear.

Meanwhlie I have news on the transaxles. The one I took out was a 2318A and the one I am putting in is a 2318 (no A). So what is the difference? Looks to me like the brakes... dang. The original brakes will have to be used.. so I will have to determine how to get the disc brake rotors swapped, one is 5 inches (the original) and the new one is 6 inches... Oh well, will have to figure that out later this week. Anyway, have to get back to work, have to drill out about a dozen pop rivets that the sheet metal is installed with.

Pics will come later.
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Posted February 18, 2012 - 03:44 PM

SOUNDS LIKE IT IS COMING ALONG GREAT! It shouldn't be to difficult swapping the rotors out. Happy Drilling :p

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 05:32 PM

Sounds like fun, the start of a project is always enjoyable.

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 06:07 PM

:wewantpics:

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 06:19 PM

:wewantpics:

Yeah, that!!

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 06:22 PM

Start is good, but this one has to finish. I did get all the rear sheet metal off, except for one thing, the fenders.. those don't come off readily, they seem to be welded on in addition to pop rivets. Guess I will be have to clean and paint that in bulk. Pics are in the mail. :p

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 06:27 PM

Start is good, but this one has to finish. I did get all the rear sheet metal off, except for one thing, the fenders.. those don't come off readily, they seem to be welded on in addition to pop rivets. Guess I will be have to clean and paint that in bulk. Pics are in the mail. :p

I hope you have my address for those pictures then :p
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Posted February 18, 2012 - 06:28 PM

Sounds good so far. Looking forward to the pics.

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 08:46 PM

Pics are in the mail. :p


You must have not affixed enough postage, because they haven't arrived! :smilewink:

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 09:21 PM

Just got in from priming the back half of the chassis. It was a lot of cleanup work. I tell you, if you want to go to town on rust with a palm sander get yourself 40 grit sandpaper and it wont clog up. Then when you run over it with the 80 grit you don't wast a lot of paper, so Far have only used a couple sheets.

Also, Dad came out to keep me motivated and worked on the brakes. He got the old ones on the new transaxle, but the pads are about worn out. So I have to shop for brake pads lol.

I will upload a few pics here shortly.

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 09:33 PM

Still have seen no pics casey guess you are pulling our leg about working on it.

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 09:44 PM

Pics after I got the transaxle, sheet metal, and motor lowered. The part that is interesting is that with no batteries, transaxle, rear sheet metal, and the motor lowered... all the weight is ahead of the front axle. There is just one jackstand holding it steady, and its under the dash practically lol. I didn't paint all of the footboards and stopped before the dash because I will do that when the front half comes apart.

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 09:51 PM

Looking like a good start Casey. Them Electrac's are neat little deals. One of the places I deliver to has a fleet of those things for getting around their 5 acre plant site. I bet they have at least 20 of the things.
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Posted February 18, 2012 - 09:55 PM

very nice start casey.
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Posted February 18, 2012 - 09:58 PM

Looking good Casey, Thanks for the pics!
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