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Got your attention eh? After lubing & twisting (gently w pipe wrench) I thought up a steel fixture to pull on the bolt flange of that uncooperative plastic sleeve so as not to immediately snap it off. When trying to slide the side plate aside to make room for said device I found the plastic had grown too big. DUH-rust swelled it up! While surfing for parts/ideas it hit me. The weight is supported by the bronze bushings in the frame. I just need something attached to the track side plates that allow axle rotation. Flange bearings and pvc sleeves and or shaft collars to keep things centered. I was almost ready to make it a boat anchor but heck even the electric starter works. Nice warm sunny day-walked dogs and fired up 2 of my bikes to keep carbs clean.
Getting the plastic sleeves off was a pain but hammer & cold chisel did it. The rust build up was enough so there was no way to salvage them. 6 flange bearings and a friction wheel shaft bushing are ordered. Now to clean & paint. I'll post pix when bearings are mounted.
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Keep going. We want pics when you're done.
Sent from my wife's old Toshiba
Toro 38074- sold
Toro CCR 3650E-sold
Toro 5/21 sold
Ariens 5/22 ss
Ariens Sno Tek 7/24 sold.
Old green plastic snow shovel... Sent.to shovel Heaven
Old quarry shovel for ice.
Got the bucket mostly done but the track side plates won't strip. Maybe powder coated? Here's a picture of the bearing setup along with the old axle and plastic thingie. The 6 bearings and axle rod cost me $45-about what one plastic bushing would! Also picture of drillpress setup for drilling axle holes. Gotta get the 7/24 Bobcat out for driveway as today snow turned to rain and back to cotton ball size flacks! Stay tuned.