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#1 farmerall ONLINE  

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Posted July 31, 2013 - 07:07 PM

For the past few weeks I have been working on this Cushman at work. It sat for about 6 years with the main reason being that the engine was out of time and it had no oil pressure. After pulling a few parts I found that the oil pump drive shaft was bent and not in the bottom of the distributor shaft. While I was there I replaced the oil pressure sensor with an oil pressure gauge and now the engine has great oil pressure. Now it runs again and soon it will be put back to work for hauling the heavy loads.

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Posted July 31, 2013 - 07:33 PM

As far as I know not to many Cushmans out there running around..

 

 

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Posted July 31, 2013 - 07:36 PM

That's cool! Glad you could make it viable again!


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Posted July 31, 2013 - 10:50 PM

Thanks for the update,  looks like you did a great job. :thumbs:   Save a piece of history from the scrap yard, good deal.


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Posted July 31, 2013 - 11:27 PM

Dose any body have any info on cushman parts? I've got a 68-72 4 wheel golf cart I need a body mount for and a few odd's and end's. Not much luck on the internet.


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Posted August 01, 2013 - 12:13 AM

Nice useful machine. Hope you get a lot of use out of it.


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Posted August 01, 2013 - 08:38 PM

As far as I know not to many Cushmans out there running around..

 

 

Dick

 

I don't think there are too many letf either. Most have probably been replaced with the four wheeled versions or most likely newer vehicles similar to a Toro Workman. For their size these older Cushmans are built incredibly strong and can handle alot of weight. The three wheels are nice because to the very tight turning radius but you have to be careful on the hills as they can be unstable at to steep of angles. There is also a much older cushman in our storage building. It's from the early 80's I think. I have been trying to convince my boss to let me get that one running and useable again too.



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Posted August 29, 2013 - 12:11 PM

Dennis Carpenter has parts for Cushman.

http://dennis-carpen...spx?tab=cushman



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Posted August 29, 2013 - 02:49 PM

There are still a lot of Cushmans used on military bases, my last job was a mechanic in the motor pool at a USMC installation. We had a couple of the 3 wheeled vans that would run almost 50 mph. We didn't have too much trouble getting parts, I am not sure if they came directly from Cushman or a dealer though.



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Posted August 29, 2013 - 05:15 PM

 I found that the oil pump drive shaft was bent and not in the bottom of the distributor shaft.

How did you replace the shaft?



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Posted August 29, 2013 - 07:47 PM

How did you replace the shaft?

 

I pulled the distributor from the top of the engine and also took the oil pump gears out of the their housing on the bottom of the engine. The shaft fits into one of the pump gears and also fits into the distributor shaft.



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Posted August 29, 2013 - 09:03 PM

I mean did you straighten it or find a replacement?






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