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#76 VTXrider OFFLINE  

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Posted October 17, 2014 - 06:21 PM

Had mine apart so many years ago. I do not see anything that looks suspicious. I did have mine rebuilt in the early 90s. It was completely worn out. The clearances are very tight on these things and it does not work well when worn. I would reassemble and give it a try first.


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Posted October 17, 2014 - 06:54 PM

Mine did sound quite the same when the Eaton was drained of fluid.

Looks fine so nothing major occurred. Reassemble and test it.
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Posted October 17, 2014 - 06:58 PM

Mine did sound quite the same when the Eaton was drained of fluid.

Looks fine so nothing major occurred. Reassemble and test it.


Great. Will do. BTW, may I reuse the gasket or do I need to purchase a new one? Thanks.

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Posted October 17, 2014 - 07:04 PM

I reused mine, a few times actually and it does not leak at all.
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Posted October 17, 2014 - 07:06 PM

Could you express the products used on the dash repair.

Fiberglass, bondo , mat for backing and edging ?

What primer and paint did you use for the nose section ?

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Posted October 17, 2014 - 07:58 PM

Could you express the products used on the dash repair.

Fiberglass, bondo , mat for backing and edging ?

What primer and paint did you use for the nose section ?

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I started by using epoxy to glue washers on the backside of each bolt hole and then I cut a piece of plastic (from an old DeWalt drill case) and applied heat to mold it to perfectly fit in the space where a large piece of the dash had been busted out. Then I used epoxy to glue the plastic piece in place. I then took pieces of iron stock and used epoxy to glue the metal around the top border of the dash. I then used bondo to fill small holes as well as cover a good portion of the back side of the dash (for structural support). After sanding the bondo I applied multiple layers of fiberglass resin. Once I sanded the resin I applied Rustoleum primer and black semi-gloss paint.

 

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(I used the red primer but I didn't have any tonight when I took the pic but the paint in the pic below is the same, just grey)

 

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Posted October 18, 2014 - 11:21 AM

I also think you look ok just put back together & hopefully it works out well. There is a lot of loose parts in these things that if they aren't surrounded by a lot of fluid mainly because of not using or sitting during rebuild I would think their going to clatter some. Even sitting still the suction of fluid work keep them intact for short periods. It was funny about your dash repair materials. I had an old Dewalt box I was going to use also but found an old TV cabinet I think I'll use instead. I was trying to find something with a lip on it that the hood sits against but still looking. I'm using the same paint with good results too.


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Posted October 18, 2014 - 11:30 AM

I also think you look ok just put back together & hopefully it works out well. There is a lot of loose parts in these things that if they aren't surrounded by a lot of fluid mainly because of not using or sitting during rebuild I would think their going to clatter some. Even sitting still the suction of fluid work keep them intact for short periods. It was funny about your dash repair materials. I had an old Dewalt box I was going to use also but found an old TV cabinet I think I'll use instead. I was trying to find something with a lip on it that the hood sits against but still looking. I'm using the same paint with good results too.


I opted for the steel edging to hopefully prevent the hood from cracking the dash again. Time will tell. I look forward to seeing how your TV cabinet works out.
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Posted October 19, 2014 - 05:15 PM

The pump is back together and attached once again to the transaxle.

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Now the long wait till I get the tractor back together to see if everything works as expected. Thanks for the encouragement and guidance through this tear down and rebuild.
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Posted October 19, 2014 - 05:49 PM

Is it clacking yet?


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Posted October 19, 2014 - 06:27 PM

Is it clacking yet?


Here's what it sounds like now:



The pump is bone dry so I expect it will clank until the pump is full again.
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Posted October 19, 2014 - 06:36 PM

I am hopeful the hydro is fine.

Thanks for the info on the dash supplies , start my hunt for some of them.

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Posted October 19, 2014 - 08:00 PM

I am hopeful the hydro is fine.

Thanks for the info on the dash supplies , start my hunt for some of them.

 

The manual gave me the specs on torquing the bolts on the hydro pump (15 ft lbs) but I can't find specs for the bolts that secure the hydro pump to the transaxle. How much torque did you exert on those four bolts when you put your hydro back together? Thanks.


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Posted October 19, 2014 - 09:32 PM

Let me take a look ....I have a collection of Eaton manuals in PDFs .
I will scan them now and see what I can find.

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Posted October 19, 2014 - 09:45 PM

See if this works from my iPad.
I never get to use the real PC anymore.....kids.

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