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Posted June 09, 2012 - 12:21 PM

I have begun to dismantle the Green Brier for restoration, Here are some pictures, Enjoy :thumbs:
I have it about 85% Apart, Once I get everything apart its time for some degreasing/Power washing :D

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Posted June 09, 2012 - 12:28 PM

More...

In the last picture, anyone have any suggestions on getting the sheave off the driveshaft???
I tried some heavy duty penetrating oil (Kroil) and let it sit a few days, but it still wont budge. I put a puller on it and tightened it pretty good, but I backed off as I was afraid of breaking the pulley and I imagine I would have quite a hard time finding another one.

I'm wondering if I should just play it safe and open the gear box up and take the gears out and slide the shaft out that way? :confuse:

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Posted June 09, 2012 - 01:02 PM

I agree that you stand a good chance of breaking the sheave by using a puller.

Is there a double/multiple set screw(s) holding the pulley?

I have found an air hammer with a blunt tip tool is often sucessful at loosening stuck pulleys. ....The force can be directed at the hub of the pulley (not the outer edge)to help loosen things up.

Then, while pulling on the pulley with hand pressure, direct the tool at the end of the shaft, being careful not to mushroom the shaft. ....If the shaft has an internal thread, screw a bolt into the threads, and direct the tool at the head of the bolt.



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Posted June 09, 2012 - 01:06 PM

I agree that you stand a good chance of breaking the sheave by using a puller.

Is there a double/multiple set screw(s) holding the pulley?

I have found an air hammer with a blunt tip tool is often sucessful at loosening stuck pulleys. ....The force can be directed at the hub of the pulley (not the outer edge)to help loosen things up.

Then, while pulling on the pulley with hand pressure, direct the tool at the end of the shaft, being careful not to mushroom the shaft. ....If the shaft has an internal thread, screw a bolt into the threads, and direct the tool at the head of the bolt.


I removed the double set screws that were in there...
I did try tapping the shaft with a hammer after letting the kroil sit for a while, but still wouldnt budge, I will give the air hammer a try when I get a chance to work on it again and see what happens.

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Posted June 09, 2012 - 02:56 PM

hey doc sounds like you're doing exactly what i would do we must have went to the same school but if you get the air tool to vibaratioing it might work . but right about i would probaly just say a little prayer and sayL lord i need your heip on this hey! it works i'll say one for you also. in Christl l.ooking for his return

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Posted June 09, 2012 - 08:09 PM

Looks like a great restoration project there! Good luck with it!

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Posted June 09, 2012 - 08:20 PM

Doc, I'd try heating that pulley up with a heat gun. Be careful not to get it too hot and ignite any fumes from the penetrating oil. I've found this seems to help by thermal cycling the bond between the shaft and pulley. Try that in conjunction with the other suggestions. I'd also try to get gravity working for you if you can. Get the oil on it so that gravity helps it seep down into the stuck area if possible. I got a flywheel off that was stuck using this mthod. It took a week or so but eventually it came off without damaging anything.

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Posted June 10, 2012 - 12:17 AM

:ditto: be pateint and keep it wet with the oil for a week or so. She will let loose.

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 04:32 PM

Update:

I got the pulley off without breaking anything! :dancingbanana:

I put the puller on and just tightened it hand tight, then I took the air hammer and gave it a few whacks and it slid right off. I think letting the penetrating oil soak a few days did the trick.
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Posted June 12, 2012 - 04:34 PM

Congratulations. I am interested in seeing it when it's done.



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Posted June 12, 2012 - 04:56 PM

Congratulations. I am interested in seeing it when it's done.


I'm going to try my best to make this look show room new but its going to be a lot of work since its in such rough shape.
I'm still trying to locate a few NOS parts I need. If I cant find them I will have to try and either fix the ones I have or make new parts.

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Posted June 13, 2012 - 08:42 AM

Looking like a good start. Glad the pulley came off without breaking would have been a pain to find one. Waswoundering if you ever got the decals yet as i did not see them or maybe i missed the post?

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Posted June 13, 2012 - 08:52 AM

Looking like a good start. Glad the pulley came off without breaking would have been a pain to find one. Waswoundering if you ever got the decals yet as i did not see them or maybe i missed the post?


I got them in already. They seem like a good quality decal
I posted them in the other thread but I will post a pic here as well.


I cant remember If I asked you or not but can you check these part numbers to see if you have any of them in stock:

1710554 Idler piviot
1710546 Idler arm

1185035 bushing

1710603 spring

1706756 knob
1705377 knob

1710624 bolt

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Posted June 13, 2012 - 09:21 AM

Brian i have the
1185035 and the 1705377
Will have to see if maybe the other number were changed to newer numbers and let you know.

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Posted June 13, 2012 - 10:15 AM

Brian i have the
1185035 and the 1705377
Will have to see if maybe the other number were changed to newer numbers and let you know.


ok, Let me know if you find anything else
I'll check my manuals as well and see if the part numbers cross over to a newer number




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