Posted January 21, 2013 - 07:52 PM
Posted January 21, 2013 - 07:56 PM
They are still readily available,
One of our site sponsors may have some NOS ones in stock so you may want to check with them. From time to time you can find them on ebay as well. I think someone has aftermarket ones as well.
Posted January 21, 2013 - 10:00 PM
Welcome GTT. You've got a very good tractor. It was very popular so new and old parts are available. You can download the service manual for free. It will give the standards for disc thickness. If you have to replace the discs, do the needle bearings and the belts while you have it apart. Good Luck
Posted January 22, 2013 - 12:28 AM
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Posted January 22, 2013 - 02:45 PM
Posted January 22, 2013 - 02:57 PM
How does the baking process go? I seen the parts but I've never done something like that, how long do you let it bake in there and how high?
Instructions generally come with the friction discs when you buy them.
Here's a few posts talking about the process a few months ago....
For the clutch, is replacing the friction material as easy as taking a wire wheel to the old stuff, cleaning up the surface, putting the new friction material on, clamp it all together and throwing it into the oven? From what I have read, that seems to be the case.
Posted July 17, 2011 - 02:49 PM
For the clutch, is replacing the friction material as easy as taking a wire wheel to the old stuff, cleaning up the surface, putting the new friction material on, clamp it all together and throwing it into the oven?
Yes. ....The instructions for time & temperature were packaged with the clutch discs, but I don't know if that is still true.
I think the temp was 450 degrees for 90 minutes, but I would not bet on that. .....Hopefully, someone else will know and post the correct info.
We would use a long bolt with nut to clamp the two flanges to the belt pulley. .....Make sure the adhesive sides of the clutch discs face the pulley, not the flanges.
When you remove that mass of metal from the oven, it will remain HOT for quite a while, so be careful. ....Do not quench it with water to cool it off quickly.
The time and temperatures that were needed to bake the discs varied by the style of adhesive used. Bolens used a few different style adhesives over the years and they each had different temperature specifications.
I'm pretty sure where ever you get the discs, they will come with instructions
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