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#121 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted January 12, 2014 - 07:49 AM

Haven't had much time for this lately, as mother nature has been

keeping me busy. I'm also waiting for Canada Post to bring me the

inline hydraulic filter.

Yesterday, I got around to dealing with an issue I'd overlooked right

from the start. The driven pulley on the tranny, was not original, and

someone had done a poor job on installing it, hence it became

loose and wore out the bore to .030" over 5/8". It couldn't be left that

way, so I found a new cast pulley. Problem is that the input shaft

of the tranny was made for a 5/32" x 5/8" woodruff key, way back then.

Current standard for a 5/8" shaft, is 3/16" key. Rather than trying to single

point cut a 5/32" keyway in the new pulley, I hand filed a step key.

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I lucked out, and found some pieces that helped me then fit the pump

drive pulley to the new tranny driven pulley.

I my box of goodies I had a 5/8" shaft stub, a 5/8" ID x 7/8" OD bushing, and

a 7/8" ID weld in hub that fit nice and snug into the pump drive pulley.

This way I could bolt together the pulleys with stand off spacers, nice and true.

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Posted January 12, 2014 - 08:21 AM

I admire your patience, hand filing a key like that is not easy (at least not for me) and it's a very tedious process!
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Posted January 12, 2014 - 08:54 AM

I admire your patience, hand filing a key like that is not easy (at least not for me) and it's a very tedious process!

Thanks. :smilewink: My German tool and die maker father taught me that, while I was born and

raised in his custom machine shop.

I'll never forget him telling me how he learned to file while he apprenticed. They had to

take a 25mm (1") round bar, file it square, to fit perfectly into a square hole they had

filed into a 25mm thick flat bar. They spent a couple of hours a day over a semester

doing that. Talk about patience.

BTW, I only filed the step in the key. I'm not that patient. At one point, I looked at my

welder. :D Nah.


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Posted January 12, 2014 - 10:02 AM

So, the step is exactly the same on both sides? Any off will mess with timing...
Kinda Like I'm messing with you now.
Looks good Will. Wow you've got steady hands.
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Posted January 12, 2014 - 10:53 AM

Now we all know who to send these parts to for filing! :smilewink: :worshippy1:


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Posted January 12, 2014 - 12:50 PM

So, the step is exactly the same on both sides? Any off will mess with timing...
Kinda Like I'm messing with you now.
Looks good Will. Wow you've got steady hands.

 

As I started to drop and shake my head from right to left, I found the second line. :thumbs:


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Posted January 15, 2014 - 08:16 PM

:dancingbanana: Yippy, it works.

 

The hydraulic filter finally showed up, so I reassembled all the painted

parts, and gave the hydraulics a test run.

 

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I then went and got a 10" plow, just to be certain. No problem, other than the

lever stopped returning to neutral. (you can see how I have to tap the lever back)

 I thought, OH Great, the weight of the

plow is flexing the frame, and causing the lever to bind in it's shaft collar

bearings.

 

 

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So, I took the plow off. Same thing. That's when I decided to grease those shaft collars

that I put grease fittings in to. Duh. All is good again. Purely happenstance.

I'm real happy with how it works. Moves at a good speed. At the end of the cyl stroke

it doesn't over labour the engine.


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Posted January 15, 2014 - 08:21 PM

Good Stuff it works :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:


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Posted January 15, 2014 - 08:21 PM

Looks great.


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Posted January 16, 2014 - 08:05 AM

I also got around to modifying a tunnel tin bracket, to mount the brake light switch

on. The spring on the switch is hooked to a little block I made, that's set screwed

to the brake linkage rod.

Today I'll wire that, and do a bunch of touch up paint, and then It'll be time

to put the wheels on.

Also, here is a pic of the neat little inline filter I got from Mcmaster Carr.(below gas

tank)

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Posted January 16, 2014 - 08:32 AM

That's great, Will! Now to get the tractor together and wait for the ground to THAW! :tapping_fingers:


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Posted January 16, 2014 - 08:43 AM

That's great, Will! Now to get the tractor together and wait for the ground to THAW! :tapping_fingers:

 

 

Don't be tapping your fingers too much there Kenny. You'll end up with blisters on the tips. I

was just looking at the long range forecast. It's going to be a while before plowing season.

Maybe I shud quickly rig up a snow blade for this one. I've got a blade and hydraulics for

the lift. It wouldn't take all that much to fab up a mount, and lift linkage. Hmmmmm!

I know where the blade is too. It's over in that general area, under 3 ft of snow. hmmm....



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Posted January 16, 2014 - 09:02 AM

Don't be tapping your fingers too much there Kenny. You'll end up with blisters on the tips. I

was just looking at the long range forecast. It's going to be a while before plowing season.

Maybe I shud quickly rig up a snow blade for this one. I've got a blade and hydraulics for

the lift. It wouldn't take all that much to fab up a mount, and lift linkage. Hmmmmm!

I know where the blade is too. It's over in that general area, under 3 ft of snow. hmmm....

Just load it up and bring it down here! Ground is thawed. We'll find something we can test it out on.


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Posted January 16, 2014 - 09:10 AM

As usual Will, super clean work!  I don't take the time to do such nice detailed work like you do. I appreciate the effort it takes.


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Posted January 16, 2014 - 01:08 PM

Working GREAT Will, very nice and neat job. Looks like a factory option!


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