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#31 Manfjourde OFFLINE  

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Posted September 03, 2015 - 10:30 AM

Thank you for the comments and ideas - I've got some thinking to do.

 

Last night I made some progress but have some questions.

How do I get the large pulley and gears off and this shaft out?

 

And what do you suggest to remove the rolled pin holding the pinion for steering? I haven't tried heat or anything yet, as I don't want to damage it.

 

 

 

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Posted September 03, 2015 - 10:34 AM

Should be a snap ring holding on the pulley, If you dont have a set already I suggest you purchase a roll pin punch set , after years of struggling I finally bought a set last year and have wondered how I survived all these years without one, makes roll pin removal and installation a breeze, even rusted in ones.


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Posted September 03, 2015 - 02:18 PM

I've got a set of standard punches. Do the ones for pins have a bit of a point so they don't slide off or will a standard but be good? I just don't want to damage the pinion.

 

And regarding the pulley the shaft is keyed - is the pulley keyed also and will just slide off the keyed part fine?


Edited by Manfjourde, September 03, 2015 - 02:22 PM.


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Posted September 03, 2015 - 02:30 PM

It should slide right off, are there any hidden set screws on the other side?

 

 

Roll pin punches have a round tip to center the punch in place

 

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Posted September 03, 2015 - 07:41 PM

I've got a set of standard punches. Do the ones for pins have a bit of a point so they don't slide off or will a standard but be good? I just don't want to damage the pinion.
 
And regarding the pulley the shaft is keyed - is the pulley keyed also and will just slide off the keyed part fine?

Roll pin punches will have a flat end and are sized by the diameter of the pin you want to drive out. If you use a punch with a point it will expand the end of the roll pin and make it impossible to remove.
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Posted September 04, 2015 - 10:51 AM

Okay I got some roll pin punches but the shaft isn't held firm enough to get a good hit. I'll probably do it last so I can turn the frame on it's side and rest the pinion on something firm.

 

I got a little more done last night. The problem I was having with the pulleys coming off the shaft was the woodruff key. They are new to me - what is the best way to remove them so the pulley and sprockets slide off? 

 

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Posted September 05, 2015 - 09:41 PM

I got pretty much everything apart! I just need advice on getting the pins out that hold the front axle steering arms to the axle. Can I just punch them out?

And retainer rings? Just some pliers and working them off?

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Posted September 06, 2015 - 07:20 AM

A press or punch will work for the axle pins

 

The snap rings are easiest to remove by some snap ring pliers.


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Posted September 06, 2015 - 11:37 PM

Any tips on pulling the brass bearings or needle bearings?

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Posted September 08, 2015 - 08:31 PM

I'm having trouble getting the bearings out. I've tried a puller and they weren't budging. Should I just plug them with wraps and duct tape for blasting?

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Posted September 09, 2015 - 06:59 AM

The ones in the frame itself were pretty stuck on so I had to take a dremmel and cut them in half so I could get them out when i did mine


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Posted September 12, 2015 - 09:17 AM

I got everything pressure washed last night and should be off to be blasted this next week.

I'm hoping to get it at least primed before it's too cold so it can cure for paint in the spring or if the temps hold out paint it to cure over winter.

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Posted September 18, 2015 - 11:37 AM

A local guy has a 231-01 / 231-01 for pretty cheap.

Would the parts from this model interchange with mine? In mostly thinking gears of gear case, pulleys, steering gears, etc. anyhow let me know soon.

Sadly he doesn't have the hood or grill:(

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Posted September 18, 2015 - 04:17 PM

A local guy has a 231-01 / 231-01 for pretty cheap.

Would the parts from this model interchange with mine? In mostly thinking gears of gear case, pulleys, steering gears, etc. anyhow let me know soon.

Sadly he doesn't have the hood or grill:(

 

 

Yes pretty much the same tractor. 


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Posted September 27, 2015 - 03:28 PM

A little update. I got it all back from blasting and shot some primer. I got a cheap Harvor Freight spray gun and some Eastwood epoxy primer. It was my first time with a gun but I liked it so much more than cans. I do think I did the primer a bit thick as its not quite as hard (after 24 hours in 80* F) as I thought it would be. I wanted to primer before winter and probably won't paint until spring due to time and temperature. Anyway here are some pics.

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