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Posted March 03, 2015 - 07:53 PM

Normally there would be 2 bronze bearings you could replace inside that hub but being an early 800 this hub was just metal on metal with no replaceable wear parts.

 

 

What do you plan to do with the tractor? I would think it would be fine as is as long as you dont do any extreme work suck as plowing.


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Posted March 03, 2015 - 08:09 PM

I placed a couple of washers (temporary of course) between the axle housing and wheel hub.  That pushes the wheel hub face out just a hair and when I tighten the nut and washer, it eliminates the wobble.  Now, what's the permenent solution?? :help:

 

 

I just drive them around, no plowing here.IMG_20150303_170106145.jpg


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Posted March 03, 2015 - 09:07 PM

My bad! I was looking at the shifter welds. At closer inspection those gears are in great shape.
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Posted March 04, 2015 - 11:59 AM

I just slid a shim in the small gap on the back side of the wheel and it took up the slop. With the nut tightened, all the wobble is now gone.  On to changing the belts out.

I also found that blem battery it came with was leaking.  I am cleaning that up this morning as well. :mad2:


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Posted March 04, 2015 - 12:10 PM

I placed a couple of washers (temporary of course) between the axle housing and wheel hub.  That pushes the wheel hub face out just a hair and when I tighten the nut and washer, it eliminates the wobble.  Now, what's the permenent solution?? :help:

 

 

I just drive them around, no plowing here.attachicon.gifIMG_20150303_170106145.jpg

 

I would make a bronze bushing to put in between the hub and shoulder if it were mine. Any machine shop can do that for you. The trans gears look fantastic!!


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Posted March 04, 2015 - 12:39 PM

I used a stainless steel one because that's what I had, but bronze would handle any friction better I think.


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Posted March 04, 2015 - 04:11 PM

I got the tranny all buttoned back up and filled today.  I resisted painting the seat and fenders and just put everything back on like it was. I did have to use a few new bolts as some were just toast.  On to the trottle cable, points and belts.  Didn't get around to the belts today, got tired of laying on my back.

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Posted March 04, 2015 - 05:11 PM

Be interested in seeing your belts post when you get around to it.

Certainly cracking on the recommissioning of the 800.
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Posted March 04, 2015 - 05:27 PM

Was the original paint on these early 800's a gold metallic, or just gold?  Some of the areas uncovered that were away from exposure, almost look metallic.


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Posted March 04, 2015 - 05:31 PM

Was the original paint on these early 800's a gold metallic, or just gold?  Some of the areas uncovered that were away from exposure, almost look metallic.

 

The gold was metallic.


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Posted March 04, 2015 - 08:38 PM

Was the original paint on these early 800's a gold metallic, or just gold?  Some of the areas uncovered that were away from exposure, almost look metallic.

 

 

Let me know if you come up with a paint that matches as I have a Montgomery Wards Squire 6 that was built by Bolens and is a Bolens 600 with different sheet metal that I am restoring. 



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Posted March 10, 2015 - 06:06 PM

I bought a new battery, new spark plug, new plug/coil cable, new air filter, cleaned and changed the tranny, installed new battery cables, added my new throttle cable and now it won't start. Doesn't even sound like it wants to turn over.  It was running before I did all that. :wallbanging:

I pulled the new plug out and checked it after several starting attempts and the electrode is as shiny and clean as it was out of the package. It doesn't look like it's firing at all.  :(

Coil maybe?  I checked the wiring and doesn't look like I knocked anything loose.  Rechecked the plug wire and it look/feels like it is installed and making contact.

Don't know what may have happened.


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Posted March 10, 2015 - 06:28 PM

Are you getting spark?

Do you have a good ground with the new battery cables.


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Posted March 10, 2015 - 06:53 PM

Ok boys, It was the coil. Call in coincidence, but I changed out the old, crusty coil and put a new one in and she fired right up! Wheeew!


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Posted March 10, 2015 - 06:55 PM

Ok boys, It was the coil. Call in coincidence, but I changed out the old, crusty coil and put a new one in and she fired right up! Wheeew!

 

Glad it was a simple fix

Just make sure the new one you have has an Internal resistor in it.






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