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#1 glgrumpy OFFLINE  

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Posted August 09, 2015 - 07:52 PM

Bored and Blue, went out to shop to start tearing down my Speedex 1040, been on the platform for a year or more and not working on it. Lots of rusty bolts/nuts. I got out the Blue Wrench and just whacked most of them off, tired of banging up hands and parts on crap that is never gonna come off easy. SO.....time for steering wheel.  Get the punch and start whacking at pin. Chose wrong size punch, it stuck in good. Drove the pin 1/8" out other side but is now wedged real tight. I did everything in book and some pages I wrote too to remove and it was not coming out. Even smaller punch from other side would hit it, but not move it out. Lost pactience, got Sawzall and cut the three spokes off first, then up and down a few spots on hub to releive pressure. Chisels in cuts to spread and break hub off. Not going easy at all!  Finally went vertical with saw and cut in three sections and finally started to come off. Tiny metal hub center stayed there with punch in it.  Out comes Blue Wrench again and off comes hub with TWO darn cuts, including the tip of my punch. Had to whack it all off with hammer, then drove remaining pin part out finally. Well, it's off for sure, but No wheel to put back on now. Who cares, something will be found.  I think steering wheel mounting and dis-mounting is the work of the Devil himself. WE would have figured out a much easier to work with system, but the Devil warped all the engineer's minds and made them use PINS and metal to metal hub and shafts instead.

 

Patience, pretty much gone, dirty and sweaty, I came in and called it a night. Showered and ready for work tonight at 10;30.  Think I'm sending G. L. Grumpy to work too, just to piss somebody off and be Fun for Me at least some of the time! 

 

Gotta quit this game.......$%&(&%^!!!


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Posted August 09, 2015 - 08:13 PM

Breaking a punch is no reason to quit the hobby. I have a box full if you need another for the next project tractor. Removing that steering wheel could have been a whole lot worse. This looks like a real challenge.

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Posted August 09, 2015 - 08:20 PM

We used to be able to get those custom hot rod steering wheels at Kmart really cheap. They're not cheap anymore.



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Posted August 09, 2015 - 09:07 PM

Breaking a punch is no reason to quit the hobby. I have a box full if you need another for the next project tractor. Removing that steering wheel could have been a whole lot worse. This looks like a real challenge.


Broken punches and chisels are one of my favorite tool finds. Perfect for custom grinds to fit those unusual applications that always come up. And you get to practice the mysterious arts of metal working(hardening and tempering).

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Posted August 09, 2015 - 09:11 PM

At least it did not come all at once and break your nose, we are thankful for that.
Sorry to hear about your frustration, we all have those days.
But if it was easy anyone could do it?
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Posted August 09, 2015 - 09:15 PM

I'm in too deep to quit... Be better if I started putting my tools away after finishing stuff... Then I wouldn't be using adjustable wrenches...
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Posted August 09, 2015 - 09:17 PM

Quit belly aching, it could be worse.

You could have teenage daughters.
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Posted August 09, 2015 - 09:27 PM

Quit belly aching, it could be worse.
You could have teenage daughters.


Been there done that and have Great Grandkids to prove it!
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Posted August 10, 2015 - 12:16 AM

Wasn't the Tool I cared about, just the frustration. I did the Baby Machine daughter already, now G-kids. Least They go home somewhere else.
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Posted August 10, 2015 - 07:31 AM

Wasn't the Tool I cared about, just the frustration. I did the Baby Machine daughter already, now G-kids. Least They go home somewhere else.

I've learned that when things aren't going well, to just walk away. If I don't, things will just get worse.



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Posted August 10, 2015 - 07:55 AM

Grumpy,

sounds like you're getting ready for Portland with the right attitude! It's going-GOING-GONE!

Hang in there, this too will pass.

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Posted August 10, 2015 - 08:39 AM

I too find that just walking away, sometimes is the best tool in your'e arsenal .  Other times I place a mind=set and say,, This thing isn't going to whoop me..   I had a post  cemented in the ground   4X4 treated.. It snapped off at the ground.. took me a better part of the day to dig the thing out.. lying  on my belly,,chisleing at the concrete..        sodi----1

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Posted August 10, 2015 - 09:06 AM

Welcome to MY world!



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Posted August 10, 2015 - 12:35 PM

Quit belly aching, it could be worse.

You could have teenage daughters.

But I do have teenaged daughters.


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Posted August 10, 2015 - 02:45 PM

But I do have teenaged daughters.


Then you can bellyache, if you so desire. After all, it is your birthday.
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