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#181 larrybl ONLINE  

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Posted April 06, 2016 - 08:00 PM

OK Grill is earmarked for you. We can work out the details, but the offer is shipping cost only. My helper showed up and we made quick work finishing up the disassembly. I still have to put things away, and take all the tires to a shop to have dis-mounted and the rubber disposed of. There is one good 23 X 8.50 X 12 that might be sellable, All mine are 10.50's. Here is what I am keeping, and the abused trailer is holding the scrap.   

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Posted April 07, 2016 - 05:45 AM

I'll PM you on the grille this weekend!



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Posted April 07, 2016 - 06:43 PM

Not a problem, looks like the hood and lights for Willie went over budget. I'll be sending him the lights separately. FedEx = $100.00 (Lowest cost) to try and ship this.

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Posted April 08, 2016 - 09:05 PM

Well I learned something about the transition from the Sears SS to the Craftsman II series while tearing the parts machines down.
1. They redesigned the clutch assembly from a Idler and clutch pulley to just the clutch pulley, (I'll be adding the idler to Hulk II as the adjustment slot is still in the frame).

2. They used the same transaxle in the early Craftsman's, and just added spacers to accommodate for the wider frame. (I'll keep this one for a replacement for the Roper) I included a picture of the Roper transaxle for comparison.

3. They later modified the transaxle to eliminate the spacers. (This will be a spare for Hulk II or BOH).

I'll be looking at all the front axle parts and work on a good setup for BOH tomorrow.

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Posted April 09, 2016 - 05:45 AM

I ran into those spacers when I changed out the axle on the GT18. Looking good!



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Posted April 09, 2016 - 08:15 AM

That would explain the fit everyone has changing the drive belt on the Sears, the chassis is a good 4" narrower than the older Craftsman's. I never noticed it till now.


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Posted April 10, 2016 - 03:17 PM

A little under the weather this weekend so not much done....

Evaluating the three sets of front end parts. Picked out the best pieces. I'll need to order new tie rod ends, not too bad at McMaster-Carr LH 6058K242 and RH 6058K28, $4.96 each, and I'll need four total.

Also, I will need to modify the drag link with new ends. I have a donor rod and ends, and I saw a write up about how to do this but can't seem to find it. I was hoping to grab a couple pictures and see if my neighbor can weld it up for me. I'll get new ends for it too.

May spend some time making this tire tool I saw someone else post and see how well it works.

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Posted April 10, 2016 - 05:45 PM

Well I built the "poor mans tire changer". I had some 3/4 threaded rod from an old wagon axle that I cut in half. Chopped up a 2X4 and tried this out. It does exert a lot of force with little effort, and the 2X4 doesn't bend like I thought it would, but the tire is still stuck fast. I used one of the worst tires figuring if it breaks free this will work as treat. I may try a different tire before giving money to a tire shop.    

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Posted April 10, 2016 - 06:18 PM

I would try using a hammer and a chisel/screwdriver to drive the bead down further after the clamp is tight.


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Posted April 10, 2016 - 06:37 PM

Did that, and some. Big pry bar, 5lb hammer. 2 hours, 2 tires, 0 broke beads, I'll let a tire shop deal with these.



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Posted April 11, 2016 - 08:36 PM

Talked to my neighbor about welding threaded ends on the drag link, I gave him a used set to practice on, and check the fit before doing the second one with new ends. Ordered new tie rod and drag link ends from McMaster Carr. Neighbor wanted a picture on how the drag link connects, so I mocked one up, and climbed under Hulk II. Next I decided to do something easy and add a zerk to the steering collar. This thing is made out of "undrillium" I tried three NEW bits, then 5 old/new bits, and a new step bit. All I managed to do was dull all of them. Drill press on lowest speed and oil was used. Hulk II collar came with a zerk when I ordered it around 2012. I think these are NLA now, but the two I have don't have any slop, and no zerk either. 

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Posted April 14, 2016 - 09:55 PM

Still working on the drag link modification. Been going over all the bolts and fasteners, wire brush and painting them. A few more items to order at sears, and I can get back to making some real progress. 

 

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Posted April 15, 2016 - 07:07 AM

Funny how some of the smaller parts take all of the time.
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Posted April 15, 2016 - 07:08 AM

Looking good.

 

I just noticed the pic of your trailer dolly, pretty slick.


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Posted April 15, 2016 - 07:33 AM

Last time I pulled a tire off a bead I laid it sideways on the ground and drove my car onto to side wall.  My wife was guiding me and said ....'didn't work" ....I jerked the wheel left and right she said " you got it" 


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