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#16 29 Chev OFFLINE  

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Posted May 07, 2016 - 06:55 AM

If you have a zip gun (air chisel) you could put a blunt driver in it and gently rap on the hub to vibrate it along the length of it while the puller screw is putting pressure pulling the hub - be gentle as the blunt driver may mark the cast up a little bit - I use one that is about 1" in diameter.  Stop once you have done the hub area and try tightening the puller screw - you may not seem to get any movement on the puller screw.  Vibrate it again and repeat a few times - it may move.   If that doesn't work you could try heating it with a torch with the puller exerting force - use MAP gas or oxygen acetylene and get it hot (propane won't get it hot enough) and then spray it with cold water to cool it quickly - be careful as you will create a lot of steam when you hit it with the cold water.  Let it sit for a minute or two and try tightening the screw on the puller - may have to do the heat / cool cycle a few times but it should move eventually.  I had to pull a hub on a Bolens 1050 and used a puller setup the same as post #3 - took about two hours of heat / cool and some "good vibrations" with the zip gun but it did eventually come off - thankfully without breaking.   This could damage or break the hub but sometimes if things are stuck tight you have to use desperate measures - work safe and good luck. 


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Posted May 07, 2016 - 06:57 AM

If you have an "old" hub, you can use it as a puller using all 5 bolts to fasten the 2 hubs together.

 

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Posted May 07, 2016 - 07:14 AM

I had a similar experience on a Wheel horse hub. I used a 3 jaw puller on the hub. I tightened it up and then used a big hammer on the tightening bolt of the puller. The shock of being hit hard and repeatedly, made the hub start moving. Unfortunately, the grub screw had caused a burr on the axle shaft. I had to tighten, beat, repeat until the hub came completely off the axle. 2 inches worth of axle and only moving a 1/16th or less each beat and repeat. It took about 2 hours.



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Posted May 07, 2016 - 07:41 AM

.The diff gears are really loud in it (had about a gallon of water in it when I got it) but the hubs are good.

 

My guess is the gears are good but the bearings are bad. Doesn't take much water to ruin them. 

I would think you could salvage it for the cost of the bearings.



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Posted May 07, 2016 - 07:45 AM

If you have an "old" hub, you can use it as a puller using all 5 bolts to fasten the 2 hubs together.

 

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That's a really good idea there. 

 

That tranny is shot.I'll pull it apart and try to save the upper gears .

I think more than the bearings are shot in it by the looks of the big chunky rust that came out of it lol I bet the gears are all pitted up.


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Posted May 07, 2016 - 08:39 AM

Well..... lol  i got the other hub off i removed the 3 locking bolts and slid it off with one hand   :wtf:

Now i just need to replace the one hub  i suspect a leaky axle seal on that side left it lubed up and saturated deff getting anti seize when it gets put back together. 

 

 Thanks everyone for the input on this now to pull the cases apart inspect it and weld the diff up  :D

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Posted May 07, 2016 - 08:44 AM

In case you are interested in made a set of hubs for my st12 I took two 1" bore pulleys and used the shoulder on the pulley to center and welded a 5 bolt hole plate to and used a piece of pipe I welded to the back of the pulley to butt up against the transmission
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Posted May 07, 2016 - 08:48 AM

nice id like to go to steel insted of cast this thing is going to see some use and abuse in the trails and fields its getting 26" atv tires welded diff winch bumpers custom exhaust etc lol 



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Posted May 07, 2016 - 08:59 AM

Holy cow lol atleast you got it off.

 

I know 1 of my hubs come off easy not sure about the other one.I'll take a pic and post it in about an hour.Should have both off by then if it's not raining again.



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Posted May 07, 2016 - 12:14 PM

OK Got them off.Sorry I had them off a while ago but my mower drive pulley locked up and smoked the belt.Had to go down and get a belt and a couple pulleys and put them on and finish mowing.

 

Here Pics.They're in good condition.Had a little trouble getting the 1 off.but it came off without hurting it.

 

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They must weigh a good 20lbs lol.Should fit in a large flat rate box.I'll get you a couple shipping quotes when the post office opens in the morning.If you still want them.


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Posted May 07, 2016 - 09:53 PM

OK Got them off.Sorry I had them off a while ago but my mower drive pulley locked up and smoked the belt.Had to go down and get a belt and a couple pulleys and put them on and finish mowing.

 

Here Pics.They're in good condition.Had a little trouble getting the 1 off.but it came off without hurting it.

 

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They must weigh a good 20lbs lol.Should fit in a large flat rate box.I'll get you a couple shipping quotes when the post office opens in the morning.If you still want them.

Yeah let me know my zip is 12992 in case you need it. just let me know thanks 


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Posted May 26, 2016 - 11:43 PM

Check your PMs I sent shipping info to you May 11th.






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