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Making an easy job dificult

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu May 27, 2004 9:40 am

When I picked Missy up there were still a few minor problems to be taken care of that Bud hadn't had time to fix. He told me that if I had waited a couple more weeks he would have had them all done, but I couldn't let him have all the fun. :D

One of the problems I had was that the point had broken off one of the set screws that holds the steering knuckle to the spindle shaft, and was stuck in the hole. A logical course of action seemed to be to drill it and tap the hole so I could run a screw into it and use the screw to pull the broken point out, or possibly drill it from the rear and use a punch to drive it out. Decided to try to drill and tap it first. Got the tap in a few threads and broke it. Luckily there was enough showing that I could get hold of it and back it out. Ran a screw into the threads and used a small prybar to pull on it. The threads stripped off the screw. Decided I neede to take the spindle out and take it to my work bench or to a machine shop, so i rigged a sling so I wouldn't damge the new paint and proceded to raise the front high enough for the spindle to come out. While I was wiping the grease off prior to taking it to the basement I noticed a hole in the shaft opposite the broken point. Stuck a punch in the hole and tapped it a couple times with my hammer, and the broken point pooped out. If I had looked first, all I would have had to do was turn the spindle around and tap the point out, no drilling, tapping, or lifting involved. Called myself a couple of appropriate names, and reassembled everything.
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Postby Rudi » Thu May 27, 2004 9:52 am

John:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

You ain't alone :roll: :!: I seem to do that all the time. The simpler the job is, the more difficult I seem to make it. Must be that we like challenges and if we don't get em naturally we tend to ensure that they pop up on a regular basis :oops: :roll: :wink:
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Postby Harold R » Thu May 27, 2004 4:46 pm

Must be that we like challenges and if we don't get em naturally we tend to ensure that they pop up on a regular basis


You like challenges?? I just spent 2 days of valuable tractor time, changing a water pump on my daughter's Toyota. Now that's a challenge!! Had to take the whole front of the engine off. :twisted: :evil: :twisted: AArrggghhhh!!!
Make you wanna say something ugly!
Now, I'll get to work on my newest acquisition........and I'll feel much better tomorrow.
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Postby Larry in IN » Fri May 28, 2004 8:57 pm

[offstage left - evil, sardonic chuckle :? ]
John that is a perfect story to boost your standing among us mortals!
Anyone who doesn't have some [many?] similar stories to tell is either not being honest or pays too much attention to George Willer.
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Postby Bigdog » Fri May 28, 2004 9:27 pm

If I told all of my similar stories, I could fill a book! I was always told "If you ain't makin' mistakes, you ain't doin' nothin!"
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Postby Dogman » Fri May 28, 2004 10:12 pm

Bigdog wrote

"If you ain't makin' mistakes, you ain't doin' nothin!"


Then I am busy all the time

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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Fri May 28, 2004 10:53 pm

Larry in IN wrote:John that is a perfect story to boost your standing among us mortals!
How do you think George earned his present level of knowledge?

That one wasn't as bad as the day I spent 30 minutes trying to figure out why the torque tube and engine on my "burn victim" parts tractor would only seperate about 1/2 inch, and no more. I had forgotten to remove the flywheel cover on the bottom front of the torque tube. :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Postby Donny M » Sat May 29, 2004 12:44 am

There's not enough bandwidth on this site to list all my stories. But it sure has been fun...most of the time. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

That's how we get the experience that the Great and Wonderful OZ (Mr. GW) tells us about.

Keep up the good work John. Glad Missy's back in Mosi :D :D

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Postby parts man » Sat May 29, 2004 7:34 pm

Reminds me of a little bit of wisdom read in a farm publication; "Good judgement comes from experience, experience comes from bad judgement." :lol:
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