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#1 farmallgray OFFLINE  

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Posted December 01, 2014 - 09:26 PM

New member here.

 

I just aquired an LGT 145. I'm very experienced with Cub Cadets but the Jakes are a little different.

 

This tractor has a broken flange at the front of the driveshaft. I was able to get the shaft out, but I'm wondering if it will go back in without removing some other parts. It looks pretty tight at the rockshaft.

Also there appeared to be a bronze bushing in the front hub. But the used hubs I have seen don't seem to have a place for the bushing. Maybe someone added it?

 

I'd like to see some pics showing the shaft and flange without the rubber discs if anyone has any.

 

I'd also like to change it to the spin on hyd filter. Are the parts pretty easy to find? Are there any threads about this?



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Posted December 01, 2014 - 09:33 PM

Welcome!

 

Some of the guys that can answer that will be along and have the answer.

 

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Posted December 02, 2014 - 05:58 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! Is your LGT 145 an open side or a closed side tractor? I have a drive shaft from a closed side (1977 & up) laying in the shop. I'll see if I can get some pics of it for you. Might take a day or so.

 

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Posted December 02, 2014 - 10:14 AM

Welcome to GTT. Check out our Manuals Section for 3 free downloads per day. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted December 02, 2014 - 06:46 PM

It is an open side tractor. It has a Jacobsen grill. My plan is to change to a Jacobsen hood then paint the tractor yellow and white making it as if Minneapolis Molines were still being built in the early 1970s. I may make a custom grill for it.

 

Are there any salvage yards that sepecialize in the Jacobsen built tractors? I know of several who specialize in Cub Cadets.

 

My family had a dealership from the late 1930s till the early 1990s. They sold IH in the 1960s, Jacobsens from the late 60s till 1981, then picked up IH again. I grew up on the tail end of the Jacobsens and then got a lot of experience with the Cadets. The dealership started with my great grandfather selling MMs and they were carried till the mid 1960s. We never sold the MM garden tractors though.


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Posted December 02, 2014 - 06:54 PM

I don't know of any salvages, but they could be out there. I will research the driveshafts to see if they are different, I may need a nudge on the pics for you toward the weekend. I go over so many threads, I lose track sometimes about things I shouldn't.



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Posted December 02, 2014 - 07:02 PM

Is this the kind of photo you are looking for?

 

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This is a photo right after I unbolted the driveshaft from the flywheel stubshaft, and removed the engine.

 

If this isn't what you are looking for let me know, and I can take some more photos. I am in the process or rebuilding another Ford LGT so it's all apart and it would be easy to grab pictures for you.


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Posted December 02, 2014 - 07:27 PM

Is this the kind of photo you are looking for?

 

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This is a photo right after I unbolted the driveshaft from the flywheel stubshaft, and removed the engine.

 

If this isn't what you are looking for let me know, and I can take some more photos. I am in the process or rebuilding another Ford LGT so it's all apart and it would be easy to grab pictures for you.

Yes that looks like it. I have some photos on my phone but I don't know if I can post from it.



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Posted December 02, 2014 - 07:38 PM

I sent the pics to my email and posted from my computer.

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Posted December 02, 2014 - 07:41 PM

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Posted December 02, 2014 - 07:41 PM

To get the shaft in and out you will need to slide the engine flange as far forward as possible and remove all the rubber discs from the front or rear , and it will slip in and out with only minor swearing :smilewink:  :beer:

 And I think they are both the same length , but if not, I believe I have a few of them laying around some place?


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Posted December 02, 2014 - 07:43 PM

heres a shot of the flange on the rear.

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they have bronze bushings in them  the one on the front stayed on the driveshaft they really don't do more than keep proper alignment as they spin in unison. I replaced mine with steel when i modified mine to accept a pulley for my loader pump.

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 It should go back together if you loosen the nut on the driveshaft / engine connector. slide it forward then after putting it together . tighten it back up. Don't press it so tight ( the rag joints) that when the tractor flexes it might bind. It shouldn't be as big of an issue with open side , as the engine is rigid mounted. The closed sided are rubber mounted and flex/ move more. stretch the joint slightly. thats were the bushing comes in, keeping it aligned.

Hope this helps, Tom


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Posted December 02, 2014 - 07:45 PM

Oh Yah

 

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Posted December 02, 2014 - 07:48 PM

Here is a driveshaft on ebay: 

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item2ed9731678



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Posted December 02, 2014 - 08:02 PM

So the bronze bushing at the front isn't pressed into the front coupler? Does it just float inside the rubber discs?






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