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#121 Manfjourde OFFLINE  

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Posted July 06, 2016 - 01:52 PM

Well it's sitting on all 4 tires. Thank you so much for the tips and suggestions. I was able to squeeze the woodruff keys in nicely. I did have to grind the top of one just a bit as the shaft it was going one was for worn oddly.

I used 1/16 gasket on the gear case and all went well with not binding. I didn't need to shim anything either and it sound pretty smooth.

I just need to do the engine and paint a few tiny parts I forgot about so I can finish the front end.

Do any of you know where I could buy a new washer like the one pictured?

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Posted July 06, 2016 - 02:02 PM

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Posted July 06, 2016 - 03:09 PM

its coming together nicely. Great Work!



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Posted July 06, 2016 - 06:13 PM


Do any of you know where I could buy a new washer like the one pictured?

Depending on the size you may be able to pick up a "D" style washer at Napa or a trailer supply as they are used on some automotive and trailer wheel bearings.

https://www.napaonli.../?text=D washer

 

Worst case scenario you could get some 1/8" flat steel and using your old washer as a pattern scribe it out on the 1/8" flat steel.  Drill a small hole in the centre and using a small round file enlarge the hole to the correct size and shape.  You can cut the outside with a hack saw to roughly the correct shape and then file or grind it.

 

Looks very nice - a lot of work but the results are something you can be proud of.


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Posted July 06, 2016 - 09:15 PM

Here are those pics I promised.

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Posted July 07, 2016 - 06:32 AM

Looking good!
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Posted July 08, 2016 - 02:47 PM

^ thanks! Okay help me out. Will this steering wheel fit?
http://tractorpartsa...item/3737383737

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Posted July 08, 2016 - 05:38 PM

^ thanks! Okay help me out. Will this steering wheel fit?
http://tractorpartsa...item/3737383737

 

It should, just check and see if they fit a farmall cub your good to go .



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Posted September 06, 2016 - 08:16 PM

I also have a 1959 RAM in need of a steering wheel - did you order that one and did if fit? 



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Posted September 07, 2016 - 07:17 AM

Nice tractor!


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Posted September 12, 2016 - 02:37 PM

I also have a 1959 RAM in need of a steering wheel - did you order that one and did if fit? 

 

I did order that one and it fits great. I had to clean up some of the mold lines a bit but it will be a fine replacement.



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Posted September 12, 2016 - 02:37 PM

Okay guys, I have taken the tin off the motor and got to the flywheel - any tips on getting it off? I'll try to get and post some pics of some other spots I have questions about. For now I appreciate help on the flywheel.



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Posted September 13, 2016 - 08:13 AM

I have a 3 jaw puller that just fits inside the flywheel edge , you tighten the puller then give a sharp tap with the hammer on the puller nut and they break free. The aluminum sheave and flywheel nut must be removed to to this






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