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#1 MH81 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 12, 2015 - 12:30 PM

I have been noticing that the clutch would squeal on the WH Snowblower sometimes. Hadn't had time until last nite to look at it.
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Rivets been rubbing
Where they were rubbing on the steel, it case hardened a ring there. Hmm, what can I do (if I wait for a new plate, I might be waist deep )

Found a friction disc from an Allis that dad had on the shelf.
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Little bigger, but it won't conflict with anything. Old one measured 92 thou, new one was 210 thick.

Now to resurface the steel... Tried several things, best bet was a good file... But it would take a week.
Ok, here's a belt, and an old beat up pulley, and slide the drill press over and put the bearing shaft in the vise... Don't laugh
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It actually worked really well. Couldn't be happier. I hit it with the orbital just at the end, but I don't think it was necessary.
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Then I aligned the new plate with three rivets and JB Welded the new plate on. Then I put it back on the tractor.
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Next, I put the rest of the assembly together and adjusted it so it was very "in gear" with a layer of paper towel and a piece of plastic in there just in case the weld oozed.
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I would like to get three newer rivets to put it on with, but I'm sure the JB will hold well.
I'll let you know if it doesn't.

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Posted February 12, 2015 - 12:49 PM

Yep... rednecks can be wily ones clever repair


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Posted February 12, 2015 - 12:53 PM

Yes, you ARE a redneck Alan, and a clever one too!  Worked great!


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Posted February 12, 2015 - 01:00 PM

You dun allus redneks proud!  Very klever.


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Posted February 12, 2015 - 01:27 PM

YUP! U dun grad-e-ated!


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Posted February 12, 2015 - 02:04 PM

So when ya moving to GA? 


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Posted February 12, 2015 - 02:28 PM

Welcum to da family Brudda' !!!


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Posted February 12, 2015 - 02:47 PM

What, no duct tape ?


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Posted February 12, 2015 - 03:25 PM

Good job that's called gittin er dun


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Posted February 12, 2015 - 05:55 PM

Yep using what you got to fix what you have.


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Posted February 12, 2015 - 07:38 PM

I once installed modified Corvette brake pads on a golf cart, it's what rednecks do! Good job Alan!
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Posted February 12, 2015 - 08:11 PM

I did a google search for "Redneck Lathe"

 

Yep, you're bang on Alan. You are a redneck. :thumbs:

I've got a "Redneck" chapter in my autobiography.

Can I add you in there. :smilewink:

 

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Posted February 12, 2015 - 08:24 PM

Tool box necessities, Duct Tape, Bail Wire, 3N1 oil and JB Weld.... oh and a BFH. All else is for proper repairs :bigrofl:


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Posted February 13, 2015 - 07:17 AM

All repairs are proper, if they work!


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Posted February 13, 2015 - 09:11 AM

No shame in a little back yard engineering! Plan B is good, it is when you run through the whole alphabet that one needs to re-tthink the problem.
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