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Posted October 22, 2014 - 07:32 AM

Tuesday afternoon we got all the parts and have the tractor back up and running again.  Now to get the bad shaft out of the 6 speed transmission and see what we can come up with to get it going.  The next item on the agenda is a snow thrower rebuild.  More clean up that parts as it has a lot of heavy rust, especially in the chute.  That definately needs to go.  Big pan and a couple gallons of white vinegar will take care of that.


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Posted October 25, 2014 - 06:57 AM

The rust on/in the blower is deep and pitted.  Got the chute cleaned up and put two coats of primer and then 2 top coats.  Not going to look like new for sure but looks does not move much snow.  Just going to cover it up good for now and next spring while I am waiting for things to dry out I can sand blast it and then repaint it.  Will have all summer to cure out good and hard.

 

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Posted October 26, 2014 - 06:49 PM

Have had some request for photos of my project tractor & blower.  Also a photo of the broken U-Joint for the chute direction control.  Will have to build a different one for that. Will put some bel;ting on the augar to cut the clearance doen at the discharge chute.  The blower has sat outside for the last 10 years so the rust and pitting shows it.  Not going to restor it, just make it look half way decent and make it work.  Pretty don't move snow.

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Posted October 27, 2014 - 01:59 AM

Looks like Bolens 1000 has your U-joint for your chute direction control. #171-4244. Give him a shout for a price and shipping. You'll have it in a couple of days.


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Posted October 27, 2014 - 08:02 AM

Chute control U-Joint is on eBay for $23.00 I believe it was.  I can build one cheaper than that I think it would work better.  Not made of that pot metal or aluminum stuff either.

 

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Posted October 28, 2014 - 09:31 PM

U-Joint is done and works good  - -   so far !

 

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Posted October 29, 2014 - 09:57 AM

Nice u-joint! Bet it lasts a bit longer! Easy to lube too, if needed!


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Posted October 29, 2014 - 06:48 PM

Be careful !!!

 

That is a lot of leverage applied to the exhaust port of your Wisconsin engine. 

 

I have seen several of those engines with broken blocks (cast-iron) where part of the exhaust port is broken off the block. 


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Posted October 29, 2014 - 07:33 PM

Ya thats not the best way to do that.........


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Posted October 30, 2014 - 04:24 AM

Be careful !!!

 

That is a lot of leverage applied to the exhaust port of your Wisconsin engine. 

 

I have seen several of those engines with broken blocks (cast-iron) where part of the exhaust port is broken off the block. 

 

Ya thats not the best way to do that.........

 

Agreed!

Thats alot of weight on that poor engine block!

 

I have the original "S" shaped elbows for these instock if you need them !


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Posted October 30, 2014 - 07:03 AM

Agreed!

Thats alot of weight on that poor engine block!

 

I have the original "S" shaped elbows for these instock if you need them !

The previous owner built this arrangement and there is a piece of 1/8" x 1" flat iron bolted to the motor mount and bent to form around the exhaust pipe.  I removed the bolt that holds the muffler tight and replaced it with the eye bolt.  That piece of flat iron is holding everything in place.  Appears that it has been there for some time.  Without that brace it would definitely be a disaster waiting to happen.  Will get a photo and post it later this morning.  Thanks for the heads up on this.  I welcome you input an anything as I am still learning.

 

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Posted October 30, 2014 - 07:58 AM

Hahaha!  Thanks for that clarifying photo, based on the other photos of that eyebolt, I thought you had drilled a hole in your exhaust pipe!  Great job on that universal link, I've got to remember that for the future myself.


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Posted October 30, 2014 - 01:07 PM

Yeah someone did a real hack job on it!

It never ceases to amaze me the lengths some people will go instead of just buying a factory replacement :wallbanging:


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Posted October 30, 2014 - 05:46 PM

I think he wanted to direct the exhaust toward the front and away rather the straight out to the side.  Anyway, it worked and is quieter riding too.  If anyone builds on of these U-Joints, keep the two pieces as close together as you can and still allow movement between the two chain links.  To much free play and the joint has way to much slop in it.  Takes a  half turn to do anything.  With them close together there is very little free rotary play.   1/4" black pipe is the right size for both rods to fit inside once the ends are cleaned up good.






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