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Posted February 15, 2017 - 05:26 PM

Your GT is what they called the "S" frame.


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Posted February 16, 2017 - 02:36 PM

I took a video of me driving it around. Pretty nice tractor over all.


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Posted February 16, 2017 - 02:37 PM

Fixed the broken hood latch, cleaned out the gas tank. I cleaned the connections on the relays.
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Posted February 19, 2017 - 01:26 AM

The engine is a 16hp Cast-Iron Briggs.


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Posted February 19, 2017 - 04:17 PM

I was driving this tractor around today, and the drive shaft snapped into two pieces. I doubt getting a replacement is an option, but I'm thinking I could either get another piece of steel rod, and cut it to fit, or weld this one back together. Anyone here have any thoughts?



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Posted February 19, 2017 - 04:33 PM

I believe it is part 'P' that broke. It is in two pieces right now. IT broke right under the battery.

 

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Posted February 19, 2017 - 04:45 PM

The hard part about welding is keeping it straight. Got some pics of the carnage?



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Posted February 19, 2017 - 05:18 PM

I know a professional welder. He should be able to get it nearly perfect again. I could do it, but I it would probably break again. 

 

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Posted February 19, 2017 - 05:20 PM

Taking it out will be easy since it will be in two pieces, but it looks like I may need to remove either the engine, or part of the gear box to get it in place again. Hmm...a free tractor is going to be a lot of work all of sudden. I am determined to save it since it was my grandfathers. 



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Posted February 19, 2017 - 05:51 PM

It looks to have been rubbing on the steering. May need to address that too. You need to get the overall length so it can be welded back correct.



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Posted February 19, 2017 - 06:08 PM

I noticed it has been rubbing on the steering shaft for a long time. I wonder if I can slot the engine bolt holes and move it over to clear the steering shaft.  Maybe I will just take the entire tractor to my welder, and let him fix it. I hate to do that to him, as he is busy this time of year, but he might be able to fix it. Or I could I just remove the shaft and weld it myself and put back in, and see how long it lasts. 



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Posted February 19, 2017 - 06:14 PM

Can't tell from the pictures, is that a solid shaft or tube. Don



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Posted February 19, 2017 - 06:25 PM

It is a tube.



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Posted February 19, 2017 - 06:32 PM

I did some searching on the site, and came across this thread topic, from a member from Sweden, and he had a broken drive shaft on a Gilson tractor. Which I believe is about the same tractor. His broke in a different spot, but it looks like it is was able to be welded up again.

 

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Posted February 19, 2017 - 07:13 PM

It can. You'll need a length (~12") of angle iron. Cut a slot out of the vee about 2" X .75". You'll need that to keep the two ends straight while welding. If you have a length of round stock the will fit inside, that can help. Clamp each end into the angle. Then tack weld in three place around so it will hopefully stay straight. You can loosen the clamps and spin the tube so you can tack three other places. Be sure to clamp it back first. If it's straight, you can finish welding.






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