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#1 Jkrogers OFFLINE  

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Posted July 29, 2013 - 06:03 PM

Working on restoring a 129. The driveshaft coupling on the transmission end is missing the bearing. Does anyone have pictures or diagrams on how this fits together?
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Posted July 29, 2013 - 10:07 PM

Are you talking about the fabric disc that goes between the two coupling halves?


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Posted July 30, 2013 - 08:07 AM

Thanks Chris, I am working on that end but that is not the problem. Where the drive shaft slips into the coupling there is a spot for a ball bearing to fit on the coupling. I have run across a reference for this in manual somewhere but I can't find it. I am not sure what the original purpose for this ball bearing was or if the coupling has been upgraded over the years and no longer requires this. I can post pictures if needed.

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Posted July 30, 2013 - 11:58 AM

I have two 129's and I for the life of me can't remember the part your talking about. At my age that is normal though.  :smilewink:

If I get time later today I will try and get a photo for you. 


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Posted July 30, 2013 - 03:35 PM

There should not be a bearing unless you pulled the Charge pump.

 

 

Here's a good manual.Covers Models 86-1650   It's 32Mb just click and (Save link as) .Pdf Document and wait for it to download.

 

http://www.oldengine... 1450, 1650.pdf

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Posted July 30, 2013 - 04:28 PM

I seem to remember something about a round steel ball in there somewhere.

Mine doesn't have one.
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Posted July 30, 2013 - 06:47 PM

 

There should not be a bearing unless you pulled the Charge pump.

Thanks for the post. That photo looks like the way I remember mine being put together. 


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Posted July 30, 2013 - 07:00 PM

That is the first time I had heard of a ball being used as a spacer for the drive shaft. It is written in the manual, but does not list a part

 

number. I know mine does not have one. Whether it did from the factory, I don't know.

 

 

 

 

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Posted July 30, 2013 - 07:07 PM

There is a ball bearing for the Internal Wet brakes on a narrow frame Cub Cadet but a 129 should have Dual Disk brakes unless some one swapped out the rear.THAT is highly possible.

 

 

Do you have any pics of the tractor and Transaxle in question?

 

 

 

Here's a pic of where the Ball goes on a Standard Transaxle with Wet Brakes.

 

 

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Posted July 30, 2013 - 09:02 PM

Yes that is it! It looks like it would be used as a spacer. Is it covered in the manual above? Has there been an upgrade and this spacer not needed in the upgrade? I really appreciate the replies!
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Posted July 31, 2013 - 01:31 AM

Yep it's in the manual I posted.

 

 

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Posted August 01, 2013 - 10:25 AM

Here are pictures of the transmission coupling on the 129. You can see the place where I think the steel ball would fit.  In the other picture is the coupling with the steel ball placed in like I think it would fit.  The steel ball that is in the picture is from an old bearing out of the steering column. 

coupling 1a.JPG coupling 1.JPG

If I am correct, does anyone know what size steel ball is required? If this part has been updated and the steel ball is not required as a spacer, I would rather just get the updated part and mess with the bearing.

 

As always guys, I am very much appreciate all the help.  I continue to be amazed at how well made these machines are made.


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Posted August 01, 2013 - 12:00 PM

There should not be a bearing in there.  That spot where you have the ball is just worn. Ordinarily, it would be just be a round hole.

This is what it should look like.http://www.ebay.com/...=item43bda0d123


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Posted August 01, 2013 - 12:12 PM

Those photos help a lot. I could not for the life of me remember a ball in the coupling. I can see from the photos where one could think that though. 



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Posted August 03, 2013 - 07:27 PM

There should not be a bearing in there.  That spot where you have the ball is just worn. Ordinarily, it would be just be a round hole.
This is what it should look like.http://www.ebay.com/...=item43bda0d123


$55 dollars? holly crap batman! Looks like a cast flange with three holes in it! Does also fit John Deere?

Joe




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