Well it's tomorrow and the paint is nice and dry. First up is to clean up any paint that got under the tape. I'm still using up my blue painters tape and it's getting kind of old so it bleeds easier.
I'll start at one end and work my way over to the other with the segments and then assemble the internals of the spool valves. You can do the spools first then the segments also but the way I'm doing it gives me something bigger to hang onto when doing the spools. Which ever way makes the most sense to you is fine.
I put the three bolts that hold the assembly together through the end cap and set it on end, this will make the subsequent assembly easier and it helps with keeping the o rings in place. A word about that, if you have o rings that won't stay in their grooves then a little silicone grease on them will do the trick.
Here's the first segment. Notice the o ring groove is oval, a round o ring fits and stays just fine. No lube required.
Set the next segment in place and install the orings.
And again for the next segment.
Place the last end cap on then the washers and nuts. Torque the nuts to 90-100 inch pounds. I found the torque value and IPL for the spool valve in the manual for a sears GT.
Now for the spools. Apply a little silicone grease to the end o ring and squeeze it into the inside grove. A good set of picks like I used to remove the old o rings will be needed to work the o ring around and seat it in it's grove.
Do the same for the other end and slide the spacers and detent spacer over their spools.
Install the end caps. The longer one goes to the spool valve set up for the float function.
Install the actuator handles and your pretty much ready to install it back on the loader.
A previous owner had installed bolts in the handles but there is supposed to be pins with a locking clip. I need to get a set on my next trip to the hardware store but for now I have screws hold the handles in place.
I also need to replace the detent ball in mine and once done it will need to be adjusted enough to hold the handle in place but also be easily released manually per the instructions from the same manual.