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Archive through January 10, 2015 jeff l baker (Jbaker
 30   01-12-15  12:08 pm
by Kraig McConaughey
Archive through January 12, 2015 Kraig McConaughey "K
 30   01-13-15  09:36 am
by Charlie "Digger" P
Archive through January 13, 2015 Charlie "Digger" Pro
 30   01-14-15  02:34 pm
by doug barnett (Dlba
Archive through January 14, 2015 Frank A. Currier(Nor
 30   01-15-15  09:11 pm
by Charlie "Digger" P
Archive through January 15, 2015 Donald Tanner (Dtann
 30   01-19-15  01:24 pm
by Kraig McConaughey
Archive through January 19, 2015 doug barnett (Dlbarn
 30   01-20-15  06:10 pm
by Michael A.Masheris
Archive through January 20, 2015 Brian Wittman (Bwitt
 30   01-22-15  12:50 pm
by Donald Tanner (Dta
Archive through January 22, 2015 Scott Nicklas (Snick
 30   01-23-15  07:02 pm
by doug barnett (Dlba
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Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Jeremiah Chamberlin (Jchamberlin) on Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 11:10 am:

Jason Sosbe: As promised, I've included a picture of the PortAlign Drill Guide tool which I learn was originally marketed by Sears & Roebuck (when it was Sears & Roebuck). Craftsman still markets a drill guide, but not of the same design. One of the limitations is that since, "The Portalign can be attached to any 1/4 in. or 3/8 in. drill with a removable chuck and a body width of less than 3 in," it isn't suitable for many of today's 1/2" drills, although the drills are getting smaller these days and gaining in power too. It is a relatively simple tool, but it can be very useful. You can find them for sale on line for anywhere from $20.00 to $50.00.

PortAlgin01

PortAlgin02

Note: The drill chuck is not included with the tool, a now deceased battery-operated drill donated it to the cause.

I think I'll post the same photos in the Machine Shop


Kohlers are kool

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Donald Tanner (Dtanner) on Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 10:23 am:

No need to Charlie thanks I did find one on that site.


1 step forward 2 steps back always ! Later Don T

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Charlie "Digger" Proctor (Cproctor) on Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 10:19 am:

That was just an example, if you'll take the time to look around the site, you will find they have all voltages, not just one 24 volt!
I guess I could go do the research and post a direct link to the exact one.


"Every Cub has beauty but not everyone sees it."

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Donald Tanner (Dtanner) on Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 09:09 am:

Thanks Charlie
But I need 12 volt gear. I will give it to a friend to see if he can repair it.I have hopes it can run again.


1 step forward 2 steps back always ! Later Don T

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Charlie "Digger" Proctor (Cproctor) on Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 11:14 pm:

Don T.
CLICK HERE
motor


"Every Cub has beauty but not everyone sees it."

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Donald Tanner (Dtanner) on Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 10:57 pm:

I think I need another wind shield wiper moter . anyone know where I can get a cheap replacement . 200.00$ is a little rich for me . The one on my cab has water damage and is rusty inside . Thanks guys for all your help with my projects and I will soon have a video of my tractor moving some snow. well if we get snow .(none yet this year )


1 step forward 2 steps back always ! Later Don T

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Charlie "Digger" Proctor (Cproctor) on Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 09:51 pm:


"Every Cub has beauty but not everyone sees it."

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy jeff l baker (Jbaker) on Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 07:55 pm:

I am ready to draw some cub cadets


IH wide frame hydros are the cats meow,,Why own anything else

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Charlie "Digger" Proctor (Cproctor) on Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 07:38 pm:

Jeff B.
Only cause you couldn't find your crayons!


"Every Cub has beauty but not everyone sees it."

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy jeff l baker (Jbaker) on Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 07:32 pm:

Terry I have had that thought too but never took it to drawing. I think I would want it to be a bolt on so it can be removed if it does not perform or you find you only need it from time to time.


IH wide frame hydros are the cats meow,,Why own anything else

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Charlie "Digger" Proctor (Cproctor) on Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 07:13 pm:

Terry B.
Meyer puts wings on there plow blades.
So your great idea would be something like this without the lower black rubber part.
Which IMHO would be pretty dang cool!
wing


"Every Cub has beauty but not everyone sees it."

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Greg Lippert (Glippert) on Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 07:09 pm:

Jeff - The dog (and kids) had already returned to Nebraska, but the cable was left out and new snow fell... The other end was tied around a rail post on the steps of the deck. My bride thought it was great when the old post snapped off, because it prompted me to replace the deck the following Spring.

Terry - I like looks of that wing. I would think if you use BRS, the proposed angle of the wing would prevent too much side force on the tractor. Are you planning to weld it to the blade, or devise some sort of removable mounting system?

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Terry Busch (Tcbusch) on Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 05:49 pm:

I was thinking about creating a wing blade of some sorts to throw the snow from the edge of the sidewalk while running the snow blade. If the snow berm is higher than about 6 inches the snow falls back towards the tractor tires. I don't want a wider blade just a blade to shave the snow berm at an angle. I googled snow blade wings and other search phrases but did not find any pictures. Here is a rough drawing of what I am talking about. The black boxes are the front tires. The top picture is the tractor coming at you or driving away. The bottom picture is a top view. The top picture shows the wing blade cut at an angle maybe 45 degrees. And the bottom blade shows a more shallow angle to get more leverage without pushing the tractor to the right.


Has anyone seen a wing blade design like this?

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy jeff l baker (Jbaker) on Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 05:43 pm:

glad the dog wasn't on it still


IH wide frame hydros are the cats meow,,Why own anything else

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Greg Lippert (Glippert) on Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 05:27 pm:

I've been pushing my luck so far this winter by not getting my snow thrower mounted on the 782 until today. I know Charlie will be proud to see that so I greased it well enough before mounting it to "fling" some of the grease.

Grease 1

Grease 2

Oh, by the way, electric cords aren't the only thing the throwers like to eat; they enjoy dog tie-out cables, too!

Cable Winder

I hate it when the kids bring their dogs along when they come home to visit!

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Harry Bursell (Hydroharry) on Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 11:49 am:

Jeremiah, Brian, et al - the driveshaft for an Original has a rubber rag joint coupling welded on it.


Hydro Harry
Old Cubs Never Die
(but might have a component failure)


Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Josh Spicer (Jlspicer) on Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 09:12 am:

Kraig,
Thanks. There's that cord reel pic I was thinking of.

Jeff,
Sounds like a plan. Have to figure something out when it get warmer. Guess I better check the weather. Snow today/tomorrow?

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Dennis Frisk (Dfrisk) on Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 07:53 am:

Brian - The best driveshaft material is a "Pre-hardened 4140 cold finished round bar, typical 30-32 Rockwell C hardness. A plain annealed bar would be too soft. The 30-32 Rockwell C is right at the point of almost being too hard to machine. Best to use new or freshly sharpened drill bits and saw blades.

When you compare material spec's, a material called "StressProof" is very comparable to the 4140 pre-hardened. Stress proof is a registered trade name by LaSalle Steel for a severely reduced cold drawn 1144 steel bar that makes excellent bolts and shafting. But every steel supplier will have their equivalent material.

You compare the 4140 prehard and Stressproof to the 1018 cold finished used on OEM driveshafts, the better materials should last just about forever!

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Brian Wittman (Bwittman) on Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 07:09 am:

Jason S.,

I agree with Jeremiah. He says in his post: "If you plan on working your Original hard, you may want to consider getting a harder, stronger material for the shaft."

I would like to suggest using #4140 shaft steel stock to make your drive shaft. That steel, in the diameter that you need, should be available from any good machine shop. That machine shop can make that shaft for you, if you give them the length that you need and the diameter of hole and placement on the shaft.

It sounds as if you have an interesting project.

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Jason Sosbe (Jsosbe) on Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 02:17 am:

Thank you Jeremiah!


'62 original

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Jeremiah Chamberlin (Jchamberlin) on Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 01:01 am:

Jason Sosbe: I guess IH added the mark on the drive shaft after fielding questions like yours on their "original" version of the Garden Tractor. As Harry enlightened us, there were no marks on the shafts installed in the first Cub Cadets. Congrats on the purchase of the creeper; I'm sure you laid down some serious coin for it.
However, I'm not sure I would cut my original shaft if I were you; instead, I would probably save it for a possible re-install.
I recommend purchasing some rod of the same diameter as your current drive shaft, available at your local tractor supply store, and cutting and drilling it to fit.
I know I have purchased a "Port-a-Drill" attachment for my 1/4" hand drill on two occasions which had integral V-Blocks like Doug Barnett mentions. It would work great for drilling the holes in your shaft.
One thing though, you would probably want to drill the holes first, and then trim the ends of the shaft back to get the proper spacing for the hole-to-end dimension. The reason being that the Port-A-Drill, at least, needs an inch or so on either side of the hole to hold the piece and keep it centered under the drill bit.

Just a thought. If I have time tomorrow, I'll post a picture of my "Port-A-Drill." I think they're still available.

If you plan on working your Original hard, you may want to consider getting a harder, stronger material for the shaft. I know Charlie's shafts are stronger than the original equipment.


Kohlers are kool

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Kraig McConaughey "Keeper of the Photos" (Kmcconaughey) on Friday, January 23, 2015 - 10:31 pm:

Josh, you will find that extension cord photo HERE


Charlie says I'm an INSTIGATOR.

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy jeff l baker (Jbaker) on Friday, January 23, 2015 - 10:19 pm:

Josh we have to get together with our families this summer to enjoy some cub cadet family time.

It sounds like my IH 169 snow pusher is going to work tommorrow night.


IH wide frame hydros are the cats meow,,Why own anything else

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Josh Spicer (Jlspicer) on Friday, January 23, 2015 - 10:09 pm:

I remember seeing that cord versus thrower pic, too. Bet Kraig could find it.

Yeah Jeff,
I need to work on the blower this spring. Wanna clean it up, maybe paint it, and still gotta find the tractor mount and lift crank/rod for it. Too many projects, too little time............

Keith,
Looking good!

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Jason Sosbe (Jsosbe) on Friday, January 23, 2015 - 09:07 pm:

Thanks for the tips guys!


'62 original

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy jeff l baker (Jbaker) on Friday, January 23, 2015 - 07:36 pm:

Gerry might have input on exstenion cords and christmas lites lol

Harry, nope moving that 450 to Iowa was the right thing to do,, I am a blade guy,,

Keith looks good


IH wide frame hydros are the cats meow,,Why own anything else

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Dennis Frisk (Dfrisk) on Friday, January 23, 2015 - 07:14 pm:

Harry - Corn cobs get broken up and scattered around behind the combine.

Doug - I bet Scott wound up a live extension cord. Most people who use snow blowers do that at least once.

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