Got the tractor almost completely apart now (sans transmission - a project for a later time!)
I'm down to the drive shaft issue I've been posting about, which I hope will come apart once the chain vise grips show up.
Meanwhile, the very last sub assembly to get apart is the Steering Gear, part# 1713809. Pulling this off the cross shaft is taking a surprising amount of force, and I stopped as soon as I noticed it getting heavy because these parts are cast, so I didn't want to find out that, much like the drive hub, I should instead be banging with a wooden block. Anybody had any experience taking these off?
I'm including some pictures of my setup - curious if I'm just being too timid because I'm worried about breaking the part, or if there is something wrong with my setup. I don't see any set screws or anything, so assuming it can pull off in this direction (which it looks like it can), I assume it'll pull just fine. Would rather not find out I'm wrong by cracking a casting though!
Exciting to have disassembly all but complete. Ordered a boatload of hardware and a few replacement parts. Cleaning and painting starts this week, and reassembly is right around the corner!
Edited by fildred13, July 31, 2020 - 04:31 PM.