Scott, it is a one piece assembly. I thing too it was a replacement part.
Bringing a T-63 back to life
Posted December 01, 2015 - 08:33 PM
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Posted February 14, 2016 - 02:36 PM
Been a while since we worked on the old Bush Hog. I've been busy with work and my son busy with school activities. We got our new needle bearings and have pressed them in the case. Here are a few pics of them going in. The needle bearings are common B-118. I picked them up on Amazon.com.
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Posted July 10, 2016 - 12:51 PM
We got the engine out and the clutch disassembled. We found these homemade looking spacers between the clutch cover and flywheel. Not sure what they were put there for but it seems that they would reduce the clamping pressure. I don't see anything like this listed in the parts manual. Also the flywheel and pressure plate contact surfaces don't look the best.
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Posted July 10, 2016 - 01:13 PM
Those surfaces don't look too bad to me. I'd go over them with a high speed "cookie" to remove rust/scale till they brighten up nice. I'd toss the spacers.
Posted July 10, 2016 - 03:14 PM
I don't know how quick I'd be to toss the spacers. I'd want to spend a little time trying to figure out why they were there in the first place. It would be a lot of work to put it together only to find the clutch wouldn't release and you needed them. My first thought was maybe a thicker clutch disc had been installed at some point? If you have a press you could assemble the clutch without the spacers and then set the clutch in the press to release it even and see how much travel you need. As thick as they look, I'd think if the spacers weren't needed that the clutch would have slipped like crazy. Do you ever remember a clutch slip comment being made?
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Posted July 11, 2016 - 05:48 PM
Thanks for the input guys.. DougT, there was a slipping issue, that's why taking things apart to find it. I've studied this thing and can't see where these spacers are going to help with anything. I did go ahead and take the flywheel and pressure plate to the local automotive machine shop, they came back looking perfect.
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Posted July 22, 2016 - 03:25 PM
Did they tell you how much they had to machine off the surfaces?
Posted July 22, 2016 - 05:07 PM
Cool tractor. Glad to see you're keeping it in the family. Will be following the restore. Good luck and have fun.