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Posted September 17, 2015 - 06:36 PM

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Posted September 18, 2015 - 08:22 PM

I can or I should know just even the weight difference between the two transaxles, plus the ruggedness of the blue one compared to the other one. Noel
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Posted October 28, 2015 - 07:20 PM

Any updates on the dozer or more pictures. Noel
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Posted October 30, 2015 - 02:33 PM

Nothing much lately, the new transaxle is ready to go in, but I have some other things to get out of the way before the snow flies.

 

I have to move a Sea-Doo and 2 quads out of the garage and into the yard and the boat has to leave the yard and go to the farm till spring, and I can sell it.

 

Once I get that done I can move the crawler over to that side and start on it while I'm doing stuff up on the table.


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Posted October 30, 2015 - 03:35 PM

Dont forget to winterize the seadoo. I got one with a busted starter that quit in the water. Not sure I can get the water out of a non runner and dont feel like buying a starter right now. :wallbanging:


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Posted October 30, 2015 - 07:37 PM

tater195, on 30 Oct 2015 - 2:35 PM, said:

Dont forget to winterize the seadoo. I got one with a busted starter that quit in the water. Not sure I can get the water out of a non runner and dont feel like buying a starter right now. :wallbanging:

Not to worry, this thing hasn't seen water in 6 years. The exhaust is bone dry, and it been inside the whole time. I got it cheap with a seized driveshaft. The guy had lent It to a buddy (so he claimed) who took it out and sank it.

 

I picked it up cheap as a seized up unit. turns out, the driveshaft seized, and they filled it with tap water so they could claim it sunk.

 

I put a new driveshaft and bearings in, and cleaned out the motor and its good to go now.



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Posted October 30, 2015 - 07:45 PM

tater195, on 30 Oct 2015 - 2:35 PM, said:

Dont forget to winterize the seadoo. I got one with a busted starter that quit in the water. Not sure I can get the water out of a non runner and dont feel like buying a starter right now. :wallbanging:

I always though about just hanging it on end to dump the water out of the exhaust. I have no idea if it will work. I know this one is dry, because it was complexly torn down. You could always roll it over on the exhaust side and try to turn the driveshaft with a pipe wrench. That should move it if it isn't seized. Pull the plugs too.



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Posted November 14, 2015 - 10:35 PM

And so it begins. moved the boat and both quads out to the farm. I moved the Sea-doo out to the yard, and I have an amazing amount of space to work with.
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I've been making progress on swapping out the transaxle.
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Posted November 15, 2015 - 05:23 AM

AWSOME! I need to pull the rear out of my LGT 165 diesel conversation, as it is getting noisy and chatters when turning. Lucky for me, I have a spare unit ready that is like new to replace the old one. I need to get this done before snow.. Doh!!
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Posted November 18, 2015 - 11:49 AM

Great I have been following this thread. I am restoring a lgt 145 and I had a spare rear that I was going to use in my plowing tractor and use your brake setup. Right now I have a sears rear differential and I have buick lesabre hydraulic calipers and I cant get mine to turne either.

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Posted November 19, 2015 - 08:01 PM

I never realized how much of a pain it is to remove one of these transaxles.

It's going to take some doing to get it back in.
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Posted November 20, 2015 - 05:12 AM

Yup!! And I need to do the same ,DOH!!
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Posted November 20, 2015 - 01:19 PM

Yup!! And I need to do the same ,DOH!!

You will need to suspend and  twist the frame in two directions to get the frame off of the transaxle, the brake wheel is a royal pain. Don't bother to disconnect the brake rod. On a wheeled tractor the front axle pivot should be enough to handle the tilt to get the shifter bracket to clear the frame. Remove the shifter rod and bellcrank before you do anything, and don't lose the spring washer..


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Posted November 24, 2015 - 05:20 PM

And yes getting it back in is a pain in the Arse. i've been at it for 3 hours and just barely got the trans lined up. I will have to un bolt the engine to get the driveshaft back in , but I expect to have it back together soon.
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Posted November 24, 2015 - 05:29 PM

Hang in there! Give the muscles a break and go at it again!


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