back from machine shop

Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:24 am

With a new used input shaft from Hamiltonbob's , and my clutch flywheel plate in hand I brought the entire works to my favorite local machine shop, and he drilled out the shaft bore in the flywheel, and sized a new steel bushing so the input shaft and flywheel bore fit nice and tight. he also had to braze the pin holes on the flywheel, and re-drill new holes to take out the oblong wear..very pleased, machine shop cost $ 110.00, and hope this solves the 154 lo boy clutch issue for a good long while.
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Re: back from machine shop

Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:42 pm

Looks good and the price seems very reasonable. How was the bushing anchored into the flywheel?

Re: back from machine shop

Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:17 pm

Good question, he had to drill out center hole in flywheel, and then size a bushing to fit, not sure how he anchored bushing inside, but I can say it does not move, and shaft fits very snug. I will ask him how he anchored the bushing when I see him next.

Re: back from machine shop

Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:28 pm

Press fit and probably bronze not steel

Re: back from machine shop

Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:20 pm

Thought he said steel, but could be wrong, I will have to check with him. Jim

Re: back from machine shop

Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:11 pm

Don't forget to lube the splines on the drive shaft/clutch disc just a little moly will do. The old timers used white grease. This is why the splines are wearing out.
Just a little lube will prevent this wear from happening.
My #3 int154 needs a new clutch. While the clutch disc looks thick and like new it slips sometimes in high range but won't slip in low range(creeper). On my #2 int154 project tractor i'm installing a creeper drive in it too. Bill

Re: back from machine shop

Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:47 pm

Thanks Big Bill, I did put a little on, so should be good.