Posted December 06, 2017 - 05:21 PM
- pryan05 said thank you
Posted December 06, 2017 - 06:44 PM
I got this gear off with out damaging anything. So in turn I got my crankshaft out and ready to get machined.
Excited: I see a light at the end of the tunnel.
- KennyP said thank you
Posted December 11, 2017 - 10:07 PM
I finally got around to working on the Cub today. It has a pronounced tick from the drive line when moving forward, a different kind of sound in reverse. I was worried that when I put it to work something might break.
It turns out one tooth on the reverse gear (output) is damaged. It looks like it might have been welded up and filed to shape. The idler gear is always meshed with the output gear and there is enough lash it rattles when the "different" tooth meshes. When it's under load (in reverse) it's got a healthy growl with a minor tick when that tooth meshes.
Conclusion: it'll last indefinitely. Probably even quiet down if I run it 200 miles in reverse. On to other things.
Obviously maintenance has been neglected. Transmission/differential gets gear oil. What came out looked like dirty milk, clearly lots of moisture in there.