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#1 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted October 23, 2011 - 04:18 PM

Had to machine a part the other day & enjoyed it, as I'd not done any machining for a while. So today I built my driveshaft adapter to connect shaft on my MF1855 loader tractor to the Yanmar diesel I plan to put into it. So cranked up the South Bend lathe & Cincy end mill.
I started with this piece of steel:

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And ended with this:

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The recessed areas are for the bolts that attach the adapter to the Yanmar front pulley. This pulley just had 2 threaded holes for a puller, so I had to drill & tap 2 more holes for solid connection. The raised tapped holes is where the MF14 driveshaft I will be using will bolt to. The raised ring on top is the centering ring to perfectly align the driveshaft.


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Posted October 23, 2011 - 04:48 PM

Daniel, that adapter looks great, but it also looks like the same bolt circle almost. Was the adapter needed for bolt circle change, engine mounting position, or both?

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Posted October 23, 2011 - 05:49 PM

Looks great Daniel :thumbs:

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Posted October 23, 2011 - 07:06 PM

Casey, the bolt pattern is nearly identical...within thousandths. But the main thing was that there was no groove in the pulley to machine a centering section into the backside of the adapter. So I had to center as best I could, then bolted the adapter onto the pulley by the recessed spots, then chucked the pulley to the lathe to get a true center raised ring for the driveshaft. Without the recess, the bolt heads would have prevented me from machining the end.
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Posted October 23, 2011 - 07:18 PM

Nice work Daniel. I haven't had an opportunity my mill yet but the larger lathe should be a real plus on the next project as it seems to work great.

Just curious, Are you going to call it the Yanny-Ferguson?

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Posted October 23, 2011 - 07:27 PM

No change in the name....she's just a worker!

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Posted October 23, 2011 - 07:37 PM

Very nice job ! Al

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Posted October 23, 2011 - 08:14 PM

Dats good looking machining there by golly.

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Posted October 23, 2011 - 08:49 PM

You did that. Nice job. Keep Milking them cows I can't lose my favorite drink. LOL

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Posted October 23, 2011 - 09:32 PM

Nice looking work there Daniel. Its been a while since i'v been on a lathe or mill. Lucky you on having your own.

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Posted October 24, 2011 - 05:49 AM

Someday I hope to get some of the fancy tools you guys have. Nice work, olcowhand.

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Posted October 24, 2011 - 06:51 AM

Good job Daniel. I plan to get a milling machine some day my self.

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Posted October 24, 2011 - 07:40 AM

Nice work Daniel.
And you saved yourself a lot of money as well.

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Posted October 24, 2011 - 04:12 PM

Great job Dan! Did you have any "formal" training or are you self taught?...Either way, it looks awesome to me!

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Posted October 24, 2011 - 04:15 PM

Great job Dan! Did you have any "formal" training or are you self taught?...Either way, it looks awesome to me!


Learn as I go.....you know....by making mistakes! LOL Never had training on anything. I've always taken pride in being able to do "most" anything I need to do. Not always pretty, but gets the job done.
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