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#31 JohnWR OFFLINE  

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Posted October 15, 2014 - 02:57 PM

Not that i did anything lately But i had to order a new steering shaft and steering wheel for the 1886 as the old wheel and shaft are perminatly rusted together and the stud is snapped off.

 

But i did have it out moving my trailer around

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Posted October 27, 2014 - 07:48 PM

So i finally replaced the steering shaft and steering wheel ordered a new steering wheel cap from Rick. I also ordered a pivot pin kit and everything needed to rebuild the worn spindle and it should be good for winter other than plug wires and plugs.


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Posted October 27, 2014 - 07:55 PM

I'll have to replace the top bushing on my HT 23 steering shaft.
Hope I can do it without having to destroy anything!

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Posted October 27, 2014 - 08:38 PM

I'll have to replace the top bushing on my HT 23 steering shaft.
Hope I can do it without having to destroy anything!

Joe

 

That's what i was hoping for as well but it was well worth it with the new bushing in the steering wheel is so tight tight it's like brand new.


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Posted October 30, 2014 - 06:42 PM

So i received some parts today from Brian and was able to re-build the right front spindle. Someone had replaced this side before and used copper flanged bearings and they had become severely worn the spindle just had some minor wear just a little emery cloth and it cleaned up.


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Posted November 06, 2014 - 09:02 PM

Today was the finishing of my 1886 work for the winter other than maybe a tune up. I replaced the pivot pin and bushings today what a PITA job i might say but i got it done in a few hours now the front of the 1886 is 99% slop free the little that is left from the wear on the front axle it's self. Then i changed the PTO belts and adjusted the lever and PTO guide.


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Posted April 13, 2015 - 09:06 PM

It's Been 6 months time for a little update the 1886 preformed great through the winter and now that's it's spring and PA plow day is this weekend it decides to break. My ignition switch took a dump and shorted out my coil it cracked and ozzed some black stuff so it's shot. I need to finish my tune up the right side spark plug hole had been stripped at some point and someone used a timesert and it's stuck to the old plug i need to find a new one.

 

Hopefully my new ignition and harley ignition coil show up on time.


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Posted April 16, 2015 - 08:51 PM

Busy last day or so.

New plugs wires and harley coil and a new ignition switch nice to just be able to turn the key and go.

I also put the 3-point back on and moved my trailer around.

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Posted March 03, 2016 - 06:37 PM

Been awhile since i had to do anything to the 1886 but the front tires kept going flat so i scored a set of take offs on ebay for 40 bucks shipped. Next week i am also going to order spindle bushings and 2 tie rods ends and get her ready for PA plow day.

 

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Posted March 03, 2016 - 11:15 PM

Nice! I like that last photo a lot. Cool angle.



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Posted March 05, 2016 - 07:28 PM

Been awhile since i had to do anything to the 1886 but the front tires kept going flat so i scored a set of take offs on ebay for 40 bucks shipped. Next week i am also going to order spindle bushings and 2 tie rods ends and get her ready for PA plow day.
 
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I have a set of them tires here there like new I took them off my ht20d I would have sold
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Posted March 05, 2016 - 07:37 PM

I have a set of them tires here there like new I took them off my ht20d I would have sold

 

It's alright they were only 9 bucks a piece on sale not a big budget breaker there.


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Posted March 05, 2016 - 08:12 PM

Are they Carlisle?

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Posted March 05, 2016 - 08:41 PM

No but the tread is close all i was after, They are some off brand. If i get a couple years out of them ill be happy i was just sick of adding air everyday cause i can't stand flat tires.



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Posted March 05, 2016 - 09:23 PM

Amen to that I try to save money when I can but when it comes to tires the cheap ones crake with in 2years an I rather buy the good ones one time
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