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Posted July 03, 2020 - 07:19 AM

I will dig out the 312 shaft and compare it to the one I purchased on eBay which has the rag joint.  At this point I am thinking through a driveshaft redesign with factory parts.  Both shafts are solid mount to the flywheel FWIW so we might be talking past each other.


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Posted September 05, 2020 - 07:38 AM

The slow progress is better than no progress thread...


Picked up a drill press and was able to drill and tap the aluminum oil pan for the temperature sensor. Not to bad for my first time doing this, especially without adult supervision.   Note: I know there is a second hole in the pan - I originally planned to mount it there but changed to the current location and aforementioned hole has since been dealt with in appropriate ways using JBWeld and Threadlock.

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Posted September 05, 2020 - 08:22 AM

I have also ordered two different types of connectors to wire up to the sending unit to make engine installation and removing easier. They will be here tomorrow.  Not sure which one I will use for it.

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Posted September 07, 2020 - 04:01 PM

Today’s progress.  I decided to go with the waterproof wiring connectors for the oil temp sensor.  I attempted to solder the splice together and then heat-shrink-ed the individual and both wires together.  Now to pull the engine and swap pans so the project can make more progress.

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Posted September 07, 2020 - 04:10 PM

Driveshafts for reference

Early 316 on the left and 312 on the right

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Posted September 12, 2020 - 02:33 PM

Did some more work on the 312 today. 

Stripped the original black paint from the steering column, primed with self-etching primer, and painted it gloss black to match the original paint.  There are some dents and deep scratches in it but for a worker it looks much better than it did before I worked on it.  Once it dries I can bolt it into the frame and work on reassembly of the tractor. 

Worked on the hood upright that has multiple stress cracks in it.  I am going to have it welded as well as looking for some sort of support that can tie the assembly together for additional strength.  I will share more thoughts on that later. 

Finally, I mounted the muffler heat shield to the hood upright assembly with a couple of self-tapping screws.  Nothing fancy but will get the job done quite well. 


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Posted September 14, 2020 - 06:32 AM

Here are a few pics of the work on the steering box. It needs one more coat of paint and will be ready to install.

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Posted September 14, 2020 - 06:36 AM

Here is the muffler heat shield I made. The self tapping screws might get replaced with pop rivets once the assembly is repaired and repainted.

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Posted September 14, 2020 - 06:40 AM

Good to see some progress! That ought to work fine.



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Posted September 14, 2020 - 10:52 AM

Good to see some progress! That ought to work fine.

 

So true! I keep telling myself to be patient with the project and process - I do much better work when I don't rush things.

I put another coat of paint on the steering box this morning and will give it more time to dry.  With temps back in the upper 70's this week the garage keeps calling me...


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Posted September 16, 2020 - 06:37 AM

Took a few minutes to mount the column and set on the dash assembly.

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