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#46 MacWorld OFFLINE  

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Posted January 20, 2019 - 07:47 AM

This is where I am at the present on the other forum, I worked on the project yesterday and I will continue today, a new post will soon be made! Comments/discussions are always appreciated!



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Posted January 20, 2019 - 08:48 AM

Thanks for updating the thread! There is always some one out there looking for info on some part of this build!


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Posted January 20, 2019 - 11:54 AM

You did very nice work on the complete project :thumbs: It really sets the  standard high


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Posted January 26, 2019 - 06:46 PM

I finally did raise the main pivot point recently, from the 6.25" I had to 7.5"! It solved the angle of the snowblower. The blade on the other hand has a higher tendency to "dig" in my driveway's imperfections but this might be due to the current wear of the usage with the previous height (which changed the angle of the blade). It still seems to rip ice from the asphalt as it did before.

 
Here is the layout for my cut, it happened to be quite exactly on top of the previous hole. I like it this way, the mistake "disappears" (;
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And here is the height measurements and final look. I took the time to round the lower front portion of the hitch so it's less agressive if it touches down. At least now it's 3.25" higher than previously, the hitch was hitting the ground too easily.
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Also, my friend who welded the PTO shaft should be able to bend the parts I need to make the chute rotation cylinder cover. This is much needed to avoid it getting jammed with snow/ice. Here are the plans for the parts, I will do the welding myself once I will have figured out the final dimensions. It will be made in 1/16" thick steel which I will paint black.
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Posted February 05, 2019 - 06:37 AM

All I can say here is wow. You are quite the craftsman!

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Posted February 15, 2019 - 09:15 AM

I got my "sheet metal" parts for the cover and started to fit it.

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I had to be creative a lot to make a bend that was not on the full width, this is to let the cables go around the chute. It was not easy but I managed to make a reasonably clean bend. To make the bend I was holding the part under my workbench with one hand and I was pulling the chisel "upward". I made many iterations until I was unable to bend more at which point I clamped another flatbar behind the section to bend, applied force with a pipe wrench and hit the flatbar with a hammer in the direction of the bend to get the metal to "remember" the bend.
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I made some more cuts in the part, it's not finished but here is where I am now. There will be some covers welded for the small gap you can see bottom left between the two opposed bends. 
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Here is what it looks on the blower so far
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To be continued...


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