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    418A

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    Bensalem PA
  1. Possible I could just swap the double bagger pulley to the center. The PTO deck belt might be a bit long at that point. A smarter guy would talk about blade tip speed and rpm. Comparing my Craftsman mower with the Wheel Horse decks, the Wheel Horse cuts and mulches much better to my eye. I going to give it a try. Waiting for ordered new blades, Metal Clean and Etch and Aluminum Primer. I do have a sand blast cabinet with glass beads so I am set.
  2. Thanks Raw material was well below items cost. I think the spindle and pulley were $50 apiece. The 5 inch round was a cutoff for $20 and the 4140 3/4 was a long length for $25. The steel shop did offer to face or cut the 5 inch round to width, I should/will do that in the future. It took forever to face of the extra 3/4 inch off the back side, filled the trash can with a huge pile of chips.
  3. The spindle is made from 4140 alloy steel 3/4 diameter. I threaded the spindle on the 3/4 ( blade ) end and used Red Loctite to place the thin 3/4-16 Grade 8 hex nut in the proper location on the spindle. This saved from buying hex bar and turning the whole length to the 5/8 an 3/4 diameters. I may cross drill and pin the lower 3/4-16 with the red loctite. No need for it to ever be moved once placed. The blade side nut is grade 8 3/4 16 as well. The pulley spindle end threading is 5/8-18. Grade 8 as well. The spindle is cross drilled and I need to pick up grease fittings to finish them. I also need the O rings for the spindle. Two of three were still there when disassembled but they just fell apart when rolling them off. The bearings seem fine.....roll smooth. I did not remove them from the housings. Should I pull the bearings to soak and clean them or leave alone. ?? I assume the inner grease shields are removed to allow the grease fittings on the spindle to purge them with fresh grease. Maybe just grease them heavily the first time ? What do think ? Thanks
  4. Thanks I am self taught machinist. Books , You Tube and the Web are my sources. Picked up my South Bend 10K Lathe off Craigslist maybe 6 years ago. $300 bucks from a local Retired Locksmith. Trust me , i had had quite a few of those **** moments while using it. The new pulley is made from C1018 5 inch round Steel.
  5. Not hard to make up a solid aluminum set on the lathe. Can/should I soak the housings to arrest the corrosion a bit ? Will it help ?
  6. I have a 42 SD Deck to repair. Two of the pulleys released one did not. The center two pulley drive spindle was cut off and removed with great force. Cutting the spindle as well. I never made a pulley before so it was a good project. The critical spacing for the pulley was the lower one ( smaller) with the deck belt so it would line up with the other two pulleys. The top side was less critical as it just just to the PTO side alone. Dimensions were copied from the existing spindles and the original mangled pulley. The double small same size pulley on right is for the bagger unit. Curious to see how the now heavier Steel pulley runs on the deck, Comments and Questions Always Welcome.
  7. 520 Kwik Way Loader Help

    I found the pics. Still a few missing. I have all the dimensions on a note pad. tonight I will check my garage. Here are my build pics in no order.
  8. 520 Kwik Way Loader Help

    Photobucket has my pics currently. I have tried to order up the complete download but I never get the email. Here are a few pics from a fellow member JackC. I have complete build pics as well. I will try to find them. I
  9. Sure. I used the OEM Toro Tiller pulleys, belt and spring. Possible to crossmatch pulleys and such. 1/4 bar stock. I used stock Toro Tiller belt. Do not know the length.
  10. Gas tank bushing

    Its a common item across many makes and models. I use the valves that have an intake screen. Amazon and Ebay are my sources when needed.
  11. BIG SHOW 2016 BUY/SELL/TRADE THREAD HERE!

    A bit late but here is a disc harrow. $150 Paypal Delivered to the big show of course. Thanks
  12. '76 C-120 Wiring Help

    Manual
  13. C-81 horse start attempt

    My daughters coined the phrase, we picked up a non runner for a silly price and instead of pushing it did a little triage. Got it running right in front of the PO and drove it on the truck. He was shocked. I have a few sets of jumper wires , ignore the tractors wiring and just wire the ignition hot to the battery with the jumpers, jump the starter direct , starting fluid and the gas iv and see what happens. Just pull off one of the jumpers to kill it or ground it out to shut it down. Saves times guessing over the wiring and safeties problems.
  14. C-81 horse start attempt

    I use what i call a gas iv to start up suspect tractors. Its a plastic liquid soap bottle with a threaded nozzle on one end and i have one hole in the side near the bottom. I fill the bottle about half way with fresh gas holding my finger over the hole then put the cap on with a long piece of hose slipped over the end nozzle. The other end goes to the carb inlet. The bottle has a wire loop taped to the bottom so it can be inverted and hung up higher then the carb. A simple gravity feed and i used it many times to get the stubborn engines started quickly to be sure you have a good runner before pulling and flushing the tank and changing the lines.
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