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#1 OldBuzzard ONLINE  

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Posted July 07, 2014 - 10:26 PM

Well, it's not actually broken, but it is 'wounded'.

 

The ball joint from the bell crank the connects to the PS actuating rod disintegrated sometime between when we loaded it on the trailer to when I was ready to off load it here at the show grounds cry2.gif

 

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I managed to get it 'patched' with a twist tie, just long enough to get it off the trailer, but I'm definitely going to have to get it fixed for the show.
 
There is supposed to be a pretty decent flea market here, so once they get setup, I'll have to go on the hunt for a replacement.

 


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 10:35 PM

Aargh! If it isn't one thing, it's another.
Hey Ben, is it still in warranty?
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Posted July 07, 2014 - 11:09 PM

Least not a hard to find One-off part!  My ACE hardware here even has many of those joints believe it or not. Not cheap, but he has them. Have bought some before there. Even has the ball Eye kind (can't recall name of them now, duh) that have swivel for bolt, much like the eye of three point arms, only smaller of course. Do look like pretty big ones tho, might not be so common. McMaster-Carr probly has them and can get in couple days, but won't help for show I guess.


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 11:09 PM

Sound's like you have My luck, hope you get it fixed quickly


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Posted July 08, 2014 - 12:05 AM

You should upgrade those to the Heavy Duty Ball Joints

 

Kirk Engines has kits for $56.50 shipped

http://www.kirkengines.com/

 

Includes everything pictured.

 

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I'm not sure these are the Size that you need but the price is pretty good for 4.

 



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Posted July 08, 2014 - 04:15 AM

You can also buy the heavy duty ones at McMaster Carr.

 

From the photo the angle of the ball to the socket looks very steep...Maybe this is why it came apart?



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Posted July 08, 2014 - 04:53 AM

It might be worth switching to the Heavy duty type. From what I can see in the photo it looks like that one wasn't that old, so it might be a trouble spot where investing in a HD part would be a good investment.



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Posted July 08, 2014 - 04:59 AM

That was nice of it!  Why didn't it do that while it was still here with me so I could fix it?

 

According to my book, it is 5/8 fine thread.  That's not easy to find, but I'd take a bet some automobile used it along the way.

 

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Posted July 08, 2014 - 05:12 AM

Mid West supply is where to buy ball joints. A few years ago a few of us went together and "Steveo" did the leg work and ordered a whole bunch of them. We got them dirt cheap.

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Posted July 08, 2014 - 06:12 AM

That's sad! These folks sell several different sizes!



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Posted July 08, 2014 - 06:21 AM

One thing to consider while looking for a replacement, is it right or left hand thread?
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Posted July 08, 2014 - 06:36 AM

You should upgrade those to the Heavy Duty Ball Joints ...

 

 

 

 

Don't think I'm gonna need anything THAT stout.

 

The one that is one it is most likely the original one that lasted for 44 years :D

 

I'm guessing/hoping that it's a fairly common size for garden tractors.



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Posted July 08, 2014 - 07:25 AM

Don't think I'm gonna need anything THAT stout.

 

The one that is one it is most likely the original one that lasted for 44 years :D

 

I'm guessing/hoping that it's a fairly common size for garden tractors.

 Here are the ones you need buzz http://bobsgardentractors.com/1719003


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Posted July 08, 2014 - 10:54 AM

Yep that would be the one.

 

I was just looking at the 18089 PS add-on, and it uses the original ball joint.

 

Then I checked the 1886 parts manual, and that number matches.  Looks like it was used on all the Large Frames, as it was the same on the 1250, and HT20D.

 

Are you going to be coming to the Greenville Show?



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Posted July 08, 2014 - 04:22 PM

Back from a trip to Bob's.  He's only 40 miles from here.

 

Since that ball joint is common across ALL of the large frames, I got 4 of them :D :D :D :D

 

Now, as soon as I can scare up the proper wrenches, I get the FL up and mobile again.


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