Has anyone disassembled the two universal joints on a QA-36 snowthrower ? I have the two halves seperated , male and female sliders ,but don't want to damage any parts . It would appear that they should come apart like any other universal joints , that is to press one cap through, etc . I have to take it all apart because the powdercoating process heats the parts to 400 degrees to cure the powder and the rubber seals on the universal bearing caps would burn, destroying the whole thing . Yes, I know, why don't I paint it and be done with it . Answer is that I have powdered coated the rest of the tractor and want the finish to last a long time . I'm doing the same with the 42 inch mower deck and .
Any help would be greatly appreciated .
Model 72 inprocess of being restored w/deck and snowthrower being restored as well .
Model 104 daily driver w/creeper, mule , shares mower and snowthrower , wheelweights.
Model 124 next years restoration project
Model 2206 w/snowthrower, rototiller,48" deck , suitcase weights
Edited by mike912e, December 05, 2012 - 05:38 PM.