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by DaveKamp
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Older Cub Parts
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: Older Cub Parts

The tricky thing about Ross steering boxes, is that in normal use, the pin wears most at the angle it addresses the worm in the wheels CENTERED position, as THIS is where most of the steering motion occurs... maintaining a straight line. Resurfacing the pin to make it round, and then grinding the no...
by DaveKamp
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Driveway Washing Out
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Re: Driveway Washing Out

Hey Paul-

Have you used any of this stuff? If so... how does one select it, and how does it come shipped? In a roll, or on a pallet, or ???
by DaveKamp
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 216
Views: 32714

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

Okay, so, the Beastly Transaxle project was sitting nicely off the side, on the project bench while I installed two near airconditioning systems in the house, and Mutt, being on it's SECOND replacement axleshaft, was doing just fine, and one day, whilst I was abusing it heavily as I always do, and i...
by DaveKamp
Sun May 24, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Breather line into the air cleaner
Replies: 6
Views: 1141

Re: Breather line into the air cleaner

Porting the breather hose inside the realm of filtered air is very common for automotive engines, and it'll work fine on your Cub, but it WILL make the carb rather oily. Automotive engines have Positive Crankcase Ventilation valves,which use manifold vacuum to pull a slight negative pressure on the ...
by DaveKamp
Sun May 24, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Steering Knuckle
Replies: 5
Views: 1179

Re: Steering Knuckle

Unfashionably late to the party... but here's how I dealt with it way-back-when... Use a 4" grinder and a flapdisc... grind the the top of thebushing 'till it's flush with the iron. At that point, it'll often tap, or even fall out on it's own. If not, drop in a fine-thread bolt that's small enough t...
by DaveKamp
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: My quietline
Replies: 53
Views: 8839

Re: My quietline

I guess it's kinda late, Dave, but one thing you COULD do to help make the switches last longer between work, is to fill that cavity with dielectric grease... fill it up so full that there's no room for air, and there'll be darned little ability for moisture to get in, hence, the contacts will not o...
by DaveKamp
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Hardened driveshaft?
Replies: 9
Views: 1926

Re: Hardened driveshaft?

Kinda slow on the take here... but my opinion is that the driveshaft really isn't the component subject to greatest failure issue, and when it IS, it'd be most likely occuring in the spot where a hole was drilled through it, rather than in the main portion... the next most likely issue, is wear on t...
by DaveKamp
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Johnson Loader piston rebuild
Replies: 8
Views: 1839

Re: Johnson Loader piston rebuild

Dave- if yours has an ordinary snapring, then it's different from mine. Loader-Mutt's Johnson Workhorse 20 has a wiper ring/dust seal that needs to be removed first, then the spiral snap ring... then the end gland assembly. The wiper ring/dust seal looks like an ordinary wheel bearing seal, but it's...
by DaveKamp
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: quiet line cradle mod
Replies: 4
Views: 1320

Re: quiet line cradle mod

I second Big Mike's suggestion- cradle-mod BOTH ENDS.
by DaveKamp
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Hardened driveshaft?
Replies: 9
Views: 1926

Re: Hardened driveshaft?

I'll echo the others' sentiments about material hardness in drivelines. Having case hardening on wearing surfaces is desireable, but you don't want to harden a shaft for increased torsional strength. Any hardenable steel left soft, is fine, as you know you'll be getting good quality material, but ha...
by DaveKamp
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Points and Timing ???
Replies: 7
Views: 2060

Re: Points and Timing ???

Tom's explanation is about perfect... points closed flows current through the coil primary winding... Here's everything you never wanted to know about why your ignition system never works quite right: When current flows through a wire, it creates a magnetic field. When that wire is wrapped into a co...
by DaveKamp
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 216
Views: 32714

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

Hmmm... yeah... that's a plunge I think I'll skip for now... :lol: By the way, Guys- Other things, particularly things that will be unreachable in my wintertime scope, are on the front-burner right now, and the weather is fair, so betwixt that and work, I haven't had much indoor shop-time, but that ...
by DaveKamp
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 216
Views: 32714

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

I agree, Dave- Mike needs to start a thread on it... suffice to say, if you're gonna build it, build it WEIRD, so it has some SOUL... Speaking of which, the idea came up over a decade ago, to build a high-speed Cub Cadet, and I haven't forgotten... Off the top of my head, I don't remember the names,...
by DaveKamp
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 216
Views: 32714

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

What you need for that project, Mike... is a Continental Y69 or a Hercules ZXB, or a Waukesha ICK... and a transmission out of a Cushman Truckster... they'd be perfect for that kind of project...
by DaveKamp
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 216
Views: 32714

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

It's like this, Dave... I like working on my projects... and I like working in dry conditions, on solid floor, with good lighting, and a cool breeze of fresh air is nice (as long as the breeze isn't blowing away my shielding gas). Night time is a perfect time, particularly in the fall. I like music....
by DaveKamp
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 216
Views: 32714

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

Then mounted them up: 20191001_192204.jpg and we're back to the land of the rolling. Now... you may ask yourself what this has to do with the Loader-Mutt transaxle... WELL... it just happens to be, that these railroad-spec wheels have really, really thick centers... they're about a half-inch thick.....
by DaveKamp
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 216
Views: 32714

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

Centered the new middle with a purpose-made trammel:
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Welded them outside:
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and inside:
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by DaveKamp
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 216
Views: 32714

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

Then I repeated with the original wheel:
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by DaveKamp
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 216
Views: 32714

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

Okay, so a little delay while other projects and assignments take me aside... but back for an update. I haven't done anything with the axle outers for a little bit, but... I have this '53 Studebaker... it has three (of six) totally air-unretentive tires... well... now two... they're original, so one...
by DaveKamp
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 216
Views: 32714

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

Time for "Hot Glue"... 20190912_223513.jpg To get a good, tight connection, it takes plenty of clamps. Start with small tack welds, to hold it in proper position tight... 20190912_223616.jpg To minimize distortion, use small welds, allow time to cool between... 20190912_224031.jpg Then finish them i...
by DaveKamp
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 216
Views: 32714

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

So the spacer is simple- a half-inch piece of plate, cut into a ring, sandwiched 'tween the flanges and mounting surfaces. Building process is simple... rough cut the ring from 1/2" plate with torch, then chuck it in lathe and cut the OD and ID holes clean... 20190911_232739.jpg And that happens to ...
by DaveKamp
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Good OLD Battery Chargers ???
Replies: 4
Views: 1779

Re: Good OLD Battery Chargers ???

Hi Bear! What you want, Bear, is an old battery charger that doesn't work. Get a replacement cord, and a replacement set of cables, and a 1000v / 20A bridge rectifier, open it up, disconnect the original diodes, mount and connect the new bridge, add new cables, put it back together, and put it to wo...
by DaveKamp
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 216
Views: 32714

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

Now I'm more-or-less repeating the same process to make spacer-sections to provide clearance over the bearing cups and bolts...
by DaveKamp
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 216
Views: 32714

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

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by DaveKamp
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 216
Views: 32714

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

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by DaveKamp
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 216
Views: 32714

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

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by DaveKamp
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 216
Views: 32714

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

A little progress making pieces of parts today: 20190908_170355.jpg Cutting axle flanges 'n stuff... 20190908_132758.jpg Once the roughing in is done, I cut through the welds keeping all the pieces on workholding... I have two plates tacked together, and a tube to hold 'em in the chuck for OD and ID...
by DaveKamp
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 216
Views: 32714

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

It'll be used for a variety of purposes, working in elevated positions while maintaining and replacing my farm buildings, but also a mobile hoist, a transporter of tools, etc., and a mobile lighted shelter for outdoor work amidst inclement conditions...
by DaveKamp
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 216
Views: 32714

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

And cut away metal 'till it's the right size: 20190906_160747.jpg 20190906_154525.jpg 20190906_165112.jpg And we're 2/3rds done here now. Gonna let it cool overnight, and when I come back, I'll finish cutting the ID hole through the first plate, and then follow into the second (which cuts the welds ...
by DaveKamp
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 216
Views: 32714

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

Next, is to cut the OD clean and to basic size:
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