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#1 Arti OFFLINE  

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 12:21 PM

Oiled and greased up the blower, Finally put it on also have most of the cab attached now. Tire chains and some weight on the back and it's ready to go.

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I ran into a problem with the U Joint that turns the spout It was bent and not in very usable shape anymore so a light bulb came on in my head. Found an old u joint from a socket set and an old socket.
I welded the u joint on the end of the shaft that goes to the cab and the socket onto the shaft that goes to the blower. Now it just pulls apart when it is time to take the blower off.
If I was to do this again I think a 3/8 joint would be better than the 1/4 inch.

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 12:42 PM

That is a great idea, now you can remove the handle for storage.. :thumbs:

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 12:54 PM

Oiled and greased up the blower, Finally put it on also have most of the cab attached now. Tire chains and some weight on the back and it's ready to go.

cab.jpg

I ran into a problem with the U Joint that turns the spout It was bent and not in very usable shape anymore so a light bulb came on in my head. Found an old u joint from a socket set and an old socket.
I welded the u joint on the end of the shaft that goes to the cab and the socket onto the shaft that goes to the blower. Now it just pulls apart when it is time to take the blower off.
If I was to do this again I think a 3/8 joint would be better than the 1/4 inch.

Ujoint.jpg


Hey;

That's a fine repair you done. We all learn from one another.

What kind/type of weight are you running in the rear?

All the best

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 02:26 PM

I'm sure that would be much stronger but at least you have a plan and that's the good thing!!

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 02:42 PM

Hey,what a great idea.

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 05:17 PM

Yes, great idea. Your Ford looks ready for winter. Good looking cab.

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 05:26 PM

Cool. Great idea.

I need a welder!

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 06:00 PM

Very good idea! It's looking real close to ready. Who's in the seat?

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 07:58 PM

Hey;

That's a fine repair you done. We all learn from one another.

What kind/type of weight are you running in the rear?

All the best

Barbell weights I thought I'd start with about 150 lbs., they sit on a thick metal plate that is bolted to the drawbar. It used to have fluid in the tires but when I changed the tires this summer I didn't replace it so I'm not sure how much it will need.

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 08:01 PM

Very good idea! It's looking real close to ready. Who's in the seat?


My better half,, We are sort of newly weds only been married 43 years.

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Posted October 28, 2012 - 08:37 AM

Looks great,, Makes me want to try an build a cab for my Ford 195,, Hope yea have it all set for that white stuff to start falling out of the sky,,,, lol

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Posted November 01, 2012 - 12:40 PM

Oiled and greased up the blower, Finally put it on also have most of the cab attached now. Tire chains and some weight on the back and it's ready to go.

cab.jpg

I ran into a problem with the U Joint that turns the spout It was bent and not in very usable shape anymore so a light bulb came on in my head. Found an old u joint from a socket set and an old socket.
I welded the u joint on the end of the shaft that goes to the cab and the socket onto the shaft that goes to the blower. Now it just pulls apart when it is time to take the blower off.
If I was to do this again I think a 3/8 joint would be better than the 1/4 inch.

Ujoint.jpg


Hey Arti;

On your blower, did you ever need to work on that 2 piece drive shaft?
I got some play on mine that you can see when its running. Not in the bearings, but when it bolts onto the 90 degree gear boxes.
I wonder how "much" play is allowable in that area?

Thanks

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Posted November 01, 2012 - 08:14 PM

Hey Arti;

On your blower, did you ever need to work on that 2 piece drive shaft?
I got some play on mine that you can see when its running. Not in the bearings, but when it bolts onto the 90 degree gear boxes.
I wonder how "much" play is allowable in that area?

Thanks

I ran it with the shield removed when we put the blower on this fall just to see how things lined up, their is a small amount of play in the shafts but when it's running it does not vibrate when running so I'm going to leave well enough alone.

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Posted November 02, 2012 - 05:09 AM

Good news to hear! Best of luck with it.
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