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 on: November 18, 2018, 09:20:16 PM 
Started by hsaele12 - Last post by countryguy828
Keep the pictures coming, can't wait to see it completed.

Dave

 2 
 on: November 17, 2018, 12:53:07 PM 
Started by hsaele12 - Last post by hsaele12
two more photos.

 3 
 on: November 17, 2018, 12:51:35 PM 
Started by hsaele12 - Last post by hsaele12
Found my pictures, engine is ready except the carb had to be finished.

 4 
 on: November 17, 2018, 10:46:34 AM 
Started by hsaele12 - Last post by hsaele12
Its been quite some time since my first post.  Summer gets busy and now the weather has turned cold, 1 this morning.  I am going to try and post a few pictures of the progress made this pass summer.  Didn't get as far as I wanted, thought I would get the Hercules engine in the crawler but didn't make it.  Now I can't find all my pictures, so if the first picture posts you can see what I found when I took the engine apart last Nov.  I will find the more recent pictures and get them posted so you can see how things are going.

 5 
 on: November 12, 2018, 02:35:23 PM 
Started by Jim Leap - Last post by Robert Barbour
Well Jack, that is a lot of work! But it should last a long if kept greased.

 6 
 on: November 08, 2018, 05:11:57 AM 
Started by Jim Leap - Last post by Jack in NB
Went through three tractors with the problem 30 - 40 years ago.  Built all up with brazing, Machined with fly cutters driven by electric drill for the casting (Pressed out the axle and inserted a stub armature) and drill press and jigs for the brackets. Added grease fittings to the 2 brackets with none on the the front. Not a precise job by any means (lots of holes from insufficient brazing) but hey - they hold grease and stop the flop and toe-in!

And it's likely given the ages they'll outlast the rest of the units - as well as me ! !

 7 
 on: November 07, 2018, 11:42:50 PM 
Started by Jim Leap - Last post by Jim Leap
The 50 weight seems to be doing a good job of lubricating the outside track support bushings. Wondering if I should switch to grease on those too for the same reason.

Jim

 8 
 on: November 07, 2018, 09:19:24 PM 
Started by Jim Leap - Last post by Robert Barbour
Yes. I would use grease there, as there are no seals to hold in oil.

 9 
 on: November 07, 2018, 08:12:43 PM 
Started by Jim Leap - Last post by Jim Leap
Just bought some fresh JB weld this morning. Seems like the best option to me short of building a special bushing.
Worth a try anyway. Am wondering if I should switch out the button fitting for a standard grease zerk and start using grease on those inside track support bushings as opposed to the 50 weight I use on the other button fittings (rollers, idler, spring and outside track supports).

Thanks,

Jim

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 on: November 07, 2018, 12:03:29 PM 
Started by Jim Leap - Last post by Robert Barbour
The outside part of the stub shaft is cast iron. That does not take weld very well.  I would clean the stub shaft well with a wire brush. Then get some JB weld or similar epoxy and use that to glue the bushing to the shaft.

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