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#1 whyaretwo OFFLINE  

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Posted June 22, 2014 - 08:38 PM

Well now I've gone and done it!  Put my SS12 back together and mowed today. When I got done, dang if both of the rear hubs hadn't walked inboard almose all the way. I thought I had them tight but when I jacked up the rear they were both able to wobble a bit on their axles. Got into single-minded "got to get these hubs tight" mode and wasn't thinking about the fact they're cast. Everyone else will already know the result. Cinched the left one down, probably more than I should, but it tightened up.  Cranked on the right one, still loose, crank some more, still loose, give 'er hell!, and of course, POP!

 

On the one hand I'm mad at myself for breaking it,  on the other hand, if it wouldn't get tight I was going to have to do something to solve that anyway. Are there any other hubs that fit this tractor but aren't so inclined to crack? This is the high/low with keyed axles.

 

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Posted June 22, 2014 - 09:44 PM

What kinda transmission? Peerless?



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Posted June 23, 2014 - 12:44 AM

It has the 3 speed hi/lo trans that Sears used in the Suburban,Custom,and Craftsman GT's up until just a few years ago. I think that they are 1 inch axles. If so there are a lot of GT 1 inch hubs out there that might fit. Wheel Horse 1 inch come to mind but there are a lot more. Might take a little trial and error. I would guess the easiest route would be to get another Sears hub. After all that one lasted 45 years or so. Most all GT hubs are cast.


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Posted June 23, 2014 - 06:13 AM

I would be stunned if several of our Site Sponsors don't have one for sale.
If not, I would try a wanted ad. Lots of these machines out there, getting one off without issues is sometimes the trick.

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Posted June 23, 2014 - 05:54 PM

superspeedex, the only Peerless GT transmissions I'm seeing aren't like mine. rustedoldjunk has described mine quite accurately. I come up with part number 633A29. It's a '68 SS12.

 

First round of looking through the site sponsor links came up empty, but I'll keep my eyes peeled.

 

There's a parts tractor nearby, but I'm trying to figure out what it is. It's claimed to be a Custom 14, but it looks to my eyes like a suburban. It's missing the seat, deck, and covers (hood, grille, etc.).  Did they make a Custom with a 14hp Tecumseh and a high/low?


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Posted June 23, 2014 - 07:04 PM

Didnt make a 14 custom, they had a 10 that a 14 would've fit into tho.
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Posted June 23, 2014 - 07:32 PM

They did make a 14 in a custom style frame, '76 or '77 I think.

You have to be careful when looking for hubs, the early ones where splined I believe, the later were keyed or vice versus. 

I have a 68 SS12 also....but you can't have  the hubs  :D



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Posted June 23, 2014 - 08:01 PM

They did make a 14 in a custom style frame, '76 or '77 I think.
You have to be careful when looking for hubs, the early ones where splined I believe, the later were keyed or vice versus.
I have a 68 SS12 also....but you can't have the hubs :D

Ok, now I have to go look. A 14 on that platform is something I haven't seen yet ( like that's any big feat :D )
We're they Customs or Compacts?

As for the hubs, the later ones are splined. Post 73 or 76? Can't remember. I know the 77's had splines, my 18/6 is.

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Posted June 23, 2014 - 10:38 PM

 rustedoldjunk has described mine quite accurately. I come up with part number 633A29. It's a '68 SS12.

Rustyoldjunk,rustedoldjunk....it's all the same to me.....lol


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Posted June 24, 2014 - 12:07 AM

Rustyoldjunk,rustedoldjunk....it's all the same to me.....lol

Oops!

 

 

Come on Tahoe, surely you can spare just one hub! They're like kidneys, right?

 

Here's a pitcher of the mystery tractor in question.

Tractor.jpg

 

I still say Suburban.


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Posted June 24, 2014 - 12:18 AM

That looks like a ST16 to me. It is a Suburban.



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Posted June 24, 2014 - 05:31 AM

I'm sure your going to find a used hub but couldn't it just be welded ?



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Posted June 24, 2014 - 07:54 AM

St16 or like unit. Suburban styling.
Check the hubs to see if the ends are splined or not, other than that... They should work.

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Posted June 24, 2014 - 09:58 AM



Oops!

 

 

Come on Tahoe, surely you can spare just one hub! They're like kidneys, right?

 

Here's a pitcher of the mystery tractor in question.

Tractor.jpg

 

I still say Suburban.

 

Uhm, nope, not getting one of my kidneys or a hub haha :poke:  :D

 

That's the guy in Dunkirk Ind right? selling out his whole collection of GT's, he's got a bunch!

He has pictured an 16/6 twin which is a '77 model.

That one you pictured is a 75 or early 76 Suburban, he lists it as a 14Hp cutom, but I am betting that is a ST16 with a  Tecumseh OH160....I would like that motor for spare parts for mine!  Not sure if the hubs would fit as the issue of splined vs keyed.

 

 

http://muncie.craigs...4511621668.html

 

That one you pictured is a 75 or early 76 Suburban, he lists it as a 14Hp cutom, but I am betting that is a ST16 with a  Tecumseh OH160....I would like that motor for spare parts for mine!  Not sure if the hubs would fit as the issue of splined vs keyed.

 

 

 

 

Alan..... 1977 - 14/6 with Tec OH140, based on a custom frame. I almost bought one, but wanted a 'burb!

There was also a 78-79 varidrive version.

 

 

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Posted June 24, 2014 - 10:01 AM

Uhm, nope, not getting one of my kidneys or a hub haha :poke:  :D
 
That's the guy in Dunkirk Ind right? selling out his whole collection of GT's, he's got a bunch!
He has pictured an 16/6 twin which is a '77 model.
That one you pictured is a 75 or early 76 Suburban, he lists it as a 14Hp cutom, but I am betting that is a ST16 with a  Tecumseh OH160....I would like that motor for spare parts for mine!  Not sure if the hubs would fit as the issue of splined vs keyed.
 
 
http://muncie.craigs...4511621668.html
 
That one you pictured is a 75 or early 76 Suburban, he lists it as a 14Hp cutom, but I am betting that is a ST16 with a  Tecumseh OH160....I would like that motor for spare parts for mine!  Not sure if the hubs would fit as the issue of splined vs keyed.
 
 
 
 
Alan..... 1977 - 14/6 with Tec OH140, based on a custom frame. I almost bought one, but wanted a 'burb!
There was also a 78-79 varidrive version.
 
 
1977_14_6.jpg


Man, I was almost positive those were on the Murray chassis. Huh, learned something new today.




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