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  1. mpatterson

    QA-42A - blew up the input gear today

    Hahahahahahahahahaha :roflol::roflol::roflol::roflol: That would be too much like maintenance! lol, Who does that!!
  2. mpatterson

    450 Two stage blower

    Well picked up another 450 blower yesterday - for parts. The bottom of it near the cutting edge is rusting out good so as of now it's useless to try to blow snow. Plan is to hopefully get the shaft out of it to use as a replacement for the one that the retainer clip messed up. I also got an...
  3. mpatterson

    QA-42A - blew up the input gear today

    Damn, that looks about as nasty as my gearbox did Steve! :feint:
  4. mpatterson

    450 Two stage blower

    Very good point! I could see those suckers flying across shop never to be seen again! I have that Nasty stink'n stuff from NAPA in my parts cleaner. It works great, but man does it stink. The wife HATES it when I use that stuff. She can smell it on me for days supposedly??
  5. mpatterson

    450 Two stage blower

    I swear Charlie has his own manufacturing business in one of those rooms, he just won't own up to it! I say his wife's business is a front! :wedgie:
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    450 Two stage blower

    Yes, two of the sleeve bearings are worn in a weird way, so will replace all them. The cork seal on the gearbox looks like it was installed recently, its in very good shape other than the colour. Its not all dried out and falling apart. Its nice and pliable. I agree though, for the price of...
  7. mpatterson

    450 Two stage blower

    Ahhhhh.... well that make sense! Yes, there is a washer on either side of the thrust bearing. So as long as all the balls turn freely and don't seem to be ready to fall out - then the bearing is still likely good, and won't need replacing? Or is that one of those things you just replace while...
  8. mpatterson

    QA-42A - blew up the input gear today

    So I opened up the gearbox on the "new to me" QA-42A today while waiting on supper to finish on the smoker....surprise, surprise! No wonder it siezed up, there wasn't one drop of grease or oil in it! Looks like condensation over the years collected on the gears and rusted them together. Good...
  9. mpatterson

    450 Two stage blower

    Well doesn't that suck a big one! So the wrong grease helped muck up the snap ring too and make it wear the shaft and allow the worm gear to "walk" on the shaft? So just what exactly does the Thrust Bearing on the auger shaft do? #69 in the diagram. Mine looks like a washer with a bunch of...
  10. mpatterson

    450 Two stage blower

    Anyone ever have their groove that the clip rides in screw up? What would cause that to wear like that, excessive stress, feeding ice chunks and snow way too fast? Age? Just plain worn out??
  11. mpatterson

    450 Two stage blower

    🤦‍♂️ Looks like clip groove is messed up, that is why the shaft moves front to back more than it should. Guess a new shaft is needed.:censored2:
  12. mpatterson

    450 Two stage blower

    So I split the auger gearbox today. Other than it seems like it needs more lube, looks pretty normal??? Anyone see any problems?
  13. mpatterson

    450 Two stage blower

    Cool, thanks! Hopefully they get back to me with good news this week and a reasonable price.
  14. mpatterson

    Picked up another one

    Nice haul! Ya gotta love the red ones! Nice attachments too. lucky guy!
  15. mpatterson

    450 Two stage blower

    Nice fine Ed!! Will see what they will charge me! I'm thinking by looking at their chart I'd want the AX-875-13 coupler to match up with the one that Art found at the Surplus Centre? If I read the chart correctly it will be 1/4" longer than the one Art found which is always welcome!?? Only...
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