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Posted April 07, 2012 - 07:19 PM

I got it together today. Very little play anywhere! WooHoo! Pics in the GTV thread.

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Posted April 07, 2012 - 07:29 PM

Steel bushings,.......interesting. :confuse: I guess the magnet doesn't lie.


Yep, i just checked mine and they are magnetic as well. I guess that's why it's important to keep them well greased. If they run dry things wear in a hurry.

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Posted April 07, 2012 - 07:32 PM

I don't have the engine back in, but it's like power steering right now. One finger turning. Guess taking things apart, cleaning, and lubing before putting back together helped.

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Posted May 09, 2012 - 05:37 AM

I had a similar problem with my rear LH hub. Previous owner lost the key (as in keyway) for it and stuck a piece of stainless rod in there. The keyway got destroyed. I rebuilted with 6013 rod used a grinder to get it somewhat smooth and cut a new keyway with a die grinder and some files. All in all it was easy enough but it took me many tries to match the tapered of em both.

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Edited by hatedge, May 09, 2012 - 07:56 PM.

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Posted May 09, 2012 - 05:42 AM

I had a similar problem with my rear LH hub. Previous owner lost the keyfor it and stuck a piece of stainless rod in there. The keyway got destroyed. I rebuilted with 6013 rod used a grider to get it somewhat smooth and cut a new keyway with a die grinder and some files. All in all it was easy enough but it took me many tries to match the tapered of em both.

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Wow, now that took some hours. Fantastic.
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Posted May 09, 2012 - 05:48 AM

All I can say is 'OUCH'! Glad you were able to fix that!
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Posted May 09, 2012 - 05:52 AM

Whew, now that's some damage. Glad you were able to fill it all in.
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Posted May 09, 2012 - 07:17 AM

Had to make it work. Not many of those old tractors round here and nowhere to get parts. Took me 2 weeks to find a 19'' drive belt.
Here in Qc people ride Cubs or Deere or (have mercy on their soul) Kubota.those be the major brands round here, so you cant go to a shop as they have no suppliers for other brands. If your engine is not tecumseh or Brigg's youre on your own.
Lucky enough im into antique snowmobiles too and Kohler engines parts can be found through different channels since they were used on old snowmobiles.

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Posted May 09, 2012 - 10:44 AM

Nice repair on the damaged keyway hatedge. Sometimes you have to do it the hard way in order to keep em running. Getting parts is a real issue for most of the older tractors.
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Posted May 09, 2012 - 06:59 PM

That's about what I would've called beyond repair! I know now that they can be fixed! It's a shame that they don't make copper "key stock". It could have made the repair go a little more quickly. Just out of curiosity, were they standard keys or woodruff? I would like to see the after pics if you have any! Great work on the save!
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Posted May 09, 2012 - 10:06 PM

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That's about what I would've called beyond repair! I know now that they can be fixed! It's a shame that they don't make copper "key stock". It could have made the repair go a little more quickly. Just out of curiosity, were they standard keys or woodruff? I would like to see the after pics if you have any! Great work on the save!

Im not sure what woodruffs are but i used 1/4 in. key stock since it matched the withd of the files I had on hand ;) gotta think things trough sometimes eh? I would post pics but the darn thig is assembled already. But to get you off your craving for decent handcraft... it doesnt look good but it works! lol




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