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Posted June 17, 2013 - 07:19 PM

I have looked at over a dozen Bolens manuals, mostly tube frame, large frame, and some medium frame, almost every manual shows a shaft collar used to hold the wheel on, but go on ebay and search for Bolens Spindles and EVERY spindle on there that doesn't say Troy-Bilt has a roll pin hole, NOT a shaft collar. Sorry cant buy the idea that someone drilled all these. I believe the manuals are either "generic" or the are for 190- 02, 03, 04, 05 models


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 08:52 PM

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Posted June 17, 2013 - 08:53 PM

The holes are supposed to be in the spindles.... The only thing thats threaded is the one end of the collar that slides over it.


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 09:12 PM

The holes are supposed to be in the spindles.... The only thing thats threaded is the one end of the collar that slides over it.

 

 

Yep.


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 09:38 PM

Oh... so the shaft collars don't have a normal type of set screw? Is it more like a threaded pin??


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Posted June 18, 2013 - 05:24 AM

That makes sense then.  Does the threaded pin extend through to the other side of the collar or just fit into the axle?


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Posted June 18, 2013 - 09:04 AM

Oh... so the shaft collars don't have a normal type of set screw? Is it more like a threaded pin??

 

The collars are retained with a socket-head cap screw, also known to some as an Allen cap screw.

 

I believe they are 1/4"-20 thread, as I haven't touched one in years.

 

The collar has one small hole that is tapped 1/4"-20 for the threads of the screw.  ....The larger hole (opposite the small hole) is sized to accept the head of the screw.  .....When the screw is tightened, the head is flush with the collar, and the threads do not stick out on the other end.


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Posted June 18, 2013 - 10:53 AM

The collars are retained with a socket-head cap screw, also known to some as an Allen cap screw.

 

I believe they are 1/4"-20 thread, as I haven't touched one in years.

 

The collar has one small hole that is tapped 1/4"-20 for the threads of the screw.  ....The larger hole (opposite the small hole) is sized to accept the head of the screw.  .....When the screw is tightened, the head is flush with the collar, and the threads do not stick out on the other end.

That setup should work very well. I guess it might be easier to cross drill a spindle than to end drill and tap one like the JD spindles. The collar is also off the shelf except for the extra hole.



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Posted June 18, 2013 - 11:41 AM

Yes, in Doc's pic, the spindle to the left in the pic....you can see the long set screw sticking way out.






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