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#1 KennyP OFFLINE  

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Posted September 07, 2011 - 07:04 AM

I was talking about this in my front axle thread, but thought I would move the actual repair here. I found the bronze bushings a McMaster-Carr and picked these:9368T55. Here are the specs:Material
Bronze
Bronze Type
Graphite SAE 841 Bronze
Type
Sleeve Bearings
For Shaft Diameter (Inside Diameter)
3/8"
Inside Diameter Tolerance
+.0010" to +.0020"
Outside Diameter
3/4"
Outside Diameter Tolerance
+.0020" to +.0030"
Length
1"
Length Tolerance
±.005"
Load (P Max)
1,600
Speed (V Max)
1,000
Load at Speed (PV Max)
40,000
Temperature Range
-30° to +700° F

Now I have to figure the best way to cut these in half so they are only 1/2" +/- long. May try a tubing cutter I have. They shouldn't be too hard to cut.
Here are the original bushings and shoulder bolts they will replace:
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If anyone has a better way to cut these in half, let me know.

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Posted September 07, 2011 - 07:11 PM

Got the bushings today. Cut them in half and installed them. Tightened the lift mechanism up real nice. Here's a few pics.
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Here is a pic of the worn cross shaft and the 'new' replacement piece.

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Should be a much better lift with all the slop gone. Now to drag out the blade and finish the handle on it.

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 05:13 PM

But you didn't say if that took care of the problem or not.

 

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 06:09 PM

But you didn't say if that took care of the problem or not.

 

Dick

It helped, but you are stuck with only so much lift as the bar will hit the under side of the axle. I think I had another thread somewhere on the blade.

 

EDIT: Here's the blade re-do thread.



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 07:52 PM

That blade sure has a lot of little parts, like a puzzle. That is something you need to take pictures of prior to disassembling.

 

Dick.






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