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#16 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted January 11, 2015 - 11:32 PM

Casey is broadening his horizons a bit, aren't you proud of him?  :poke: :smilewink:
 
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You should know better Ben, I am tightening up my horizons with your help. :D
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Posted January 12, 2015 - 12:00 AM

You should know better Ben, I am tightening up my horizons with your help. :D

 

And I'm probably going to have to start tightening up my belt, too... gee...  :poke: :smilewink:

 

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Posted January 12, 2015 - 12:02 AM

And I'm probably going to have to start tightening up my belt, too... gee... :poke: :smilewink:

Ben W.

:D Hope you have a healthy tree in your yard. :poke:

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Posted January 12, 2015 - 12:13 AM

:D Hope you have a healthy tree in your yard. :poke:

 

Yeah, but I have to really sweat to keep that dude watered. 

 

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Posted January 15, 2015 - 02:46 AM

Seal and seal retainer are the big expense. It shows the football shaped one discontinued. The other D shape is till available, but $40 and change.

You'll likely need the bearings and retainers, but you'll know better when you get it apart. Sometimes the bearings are good, but most times the retainers are toast. Check parts tree for your needs, their the easiest parts supplier to navigate. But their prices are high. I use their site then buy from CC.

Also when you get it apart, true up your cam follower stud. I chuck it up in the drill press and use my rat tail file to get it back in shape.

How is your upper column bearing and steering gear seal?

Clean the tube and shaft and apply liberal amount of quality grease, and enjoy the like new steering.

I think the last one I rebuilt was around $80 or so. But it will last another 50 years, so let the next guy worry about it.


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Posted January 15, 2015 - 01:23 PM

You needed a drill press to true up the cam follower? :poke: I trued mine up on the bench grinder, all by feel, nice and round with perfect fillets and proper tapper. :D

I rebuilt one halfway. If your gasket and that scrape plate/ring are good you dont need to replace them. I swapped columns on mine due to the top bearing being toast, but boy is it good for parts.

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Posted January 16, 2015 - 02:27 PM

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Posted January 18, 2015 - 02:21 AM

You needed a drill press to true up the cam follower? :poke: I trued mine up on the bench grinder, all by feel, nice and round with perfect fillets and proper tapper. :D

Works easier for me, with only one good hand and one without any grip. :thumbs:


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Posted January 18, 2015 - 03:04 AM

I know it is all preference, but one thing I like about using bench grinders to machine round objects is that most people think that it takes a lathe like method to machine a round object. I like the challenge, I guess it appeals to my meticulous nature. And the truth of it is, you can get away with a little bit of imperfection in low speed applications, like these cam followers. If it is round and needs adjustment, I go for the bench grinder lol.
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Posted January 18, 2015 - 05:56 PM

Will the one off my 129 work until I found another one ?

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Posted January 18, 2015 - 06:04 PM

On the subject of the cam followers.  They do not need to be pointed like they are when they come from the factory.  When the steering starts getting sloppy on them just loosen the lock nut on it and give it a quarter turn and then tighten it back down again.  It only wears on one quarter of the point so rolling it a quarter of a turn in gives it a new wear surface and also takes up the slop in the steering.  I have done several this way to tighten up the steering and it renews it to like new for me.  I find the weakest link after years of use to be the ball joints on the steering arms.  Replacing them I think as well as tightening the axle pin goes further in removing steering slop than the cam follower in the steering box.



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Posted January 18, 2015 - 06:06 PM

Will the one off my 129 work until I found another one ?

 

Yuppers, only difference may be the length the tube sticks out of the dash.


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Posted January 19, 2015 - 03:41 PM

Pulling the steering today had to take off the front loader.

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Posted January 19, 2015 - 07:38 PM

Got the one off the 102 but can't the steering wheel off the 129 already ruined the threads.

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Posted January 19, 2015 - 08:15 PM

Steering wheels can be a real pain in the back side, lol.






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