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Part of Bell housing Cracked off

Postby Nolan » Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:56 am

The 1948 cub I have has a chuck of the cast on the bell housing cracked off. my grandpa bought the tractor this way back in 1969. I was wondering what implements attach to this part. We are going to be splitting the tractor (to replace the rear main seal) and if there is something that uses this hole we will send it to a cold fusion plant were they can repair the housing. if nothing attaches to it is it hurting anything being there? or should we repair it? pictures will be attached below.
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Re: Part of Bell housing Cracked off

Postby tst » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:00 pm

there are plenty of the housings out there, I would just replace it, they are not expensive to buy

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Re: Part of Bell housing Cracked off

Postby Peter Person » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:20 pm

That particular mounting pad is used for the snow blade when mounted in the front of the tractor. My guess is somebody was plowing in 3rd gear and hit a rock or something.
As Tim said, if you have the tractor apart, replace it.

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Re: Part of Bell housing Cracked off

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:37 pm

I agree with Tim and Peter. Replace it.
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Re: Part of Bell housing Cracked off

Postby Urbish » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:38 pm

It is probably okay to run like that for now as it appears to be old damage. Just keep an eye on it for crack propagation and replace it when it is convenient. That said, I just sent you a PM.
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Re: Part of Bell housing Cracked off

Postby ricky racer » Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:45 pm

Cool inspection hole!!

To eliminate that from happening again, you may want to consider doing this:

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Re: Part of Bell housing Cracked off

Postby dgrapes59 » Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:29 pm

I agree with the others, I would replace it. As mentioned, they are usually pretty cheap. I picked one up with the hair brained idea to try and make a unique sink for my shop. Well, would be way too small. You are welcome to it, might be able to arrange a Cub Express to get it to you. By your zip code you appear to be about 350 miles north of me. If it's something you would like to entertain, I can look it over and make sure it's in good condition.

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Re: Part of Bell housing Cracked off

Postby Eugene » Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:14 pm

It's been that way for 40 years. If you don't want to go to the effort to change out the bellhousing, keep it as is.
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Re: Part of Bell housing Cracked off

Postby radioguy41 » Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:51 pm

That gap is the front door of a hotel for furry little creatures. Unless that tractor is always parked in a closed, sealed room I would be concerned about nesting in there. As has been pointed out they are not costly, I would replace it as long as the tractor is apart.
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Re: Part of Bell housing Cracked off

Postby Rob in NH » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:35 pm

What is cold fusion?
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Re: Part of Bell housing Cracked off

Postby Nolan » Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:56 pm

Rob in NH wrote:What is cold fusion?

Personally i have no clue it was a term my dad used he said there was a shop around here that could fix it, but at the cost of just getting a new one i believe that is the cheaper route.

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Re: Part of Bell housing Cracked off

Postby Nolan » Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:57 pm

radioguy41 wrote:That gap is the front door of a hotel for furry little creatures. Unless that tractor is always parked in a closed, sealed room I would be concerned about nesting in there. As has been pointed out they are not costly, I would replace it as long as the tractor is apart.

it is stored inside but I feel like I will just get a new one because hey why not if its already apart.

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Re: Part of Bell housing Cracked off

Postby Nolan » Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:00 pm

dgrapes59 wrote:I agree with the others, I would replace it. As mentioned, they are usually pretty cheap. I picked one up with the hair brained idea to try and make a unique sink for my shop. Well, would be way too small. You are welcome to it, might be able to arrange a Cub Express to get it to you. By your zip code you appear to be about 350 miles north of me. If it's something you would like to entertain, I can look it over and make sure it's in good condition

Good luck,

let me know, after a day of thinking about it I think I am just going to fix it.
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Re: Part of Bell housing Cracked off

Postby Yogie » Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:20 pm

You show a belly mounted blade in the picture. If that's all I ever planned to operate with this cub I'd fill it with something to keep critters out and leave it alone. Then again if I wanted to change it I'd make the drive to Dave's house and pick the tube up. Hardest part of this whole deal will be working with the floor pan and pedals when changing it out....
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Re: Part of Bell housing Cracked off

Postby Barnyard » Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:05 pm

Nolan wrote:
dgrapes59 wrote:I agree with the others, I would replace it. As mentioned, they are usually pretty cheap. I picked one up with the hair brained idea to try and make a unique sink for my shop. Well, would be way too small. You are welcome to it, might be able to arrange a Cub Express to get it to you. By your zip code you appear to be about 350 miles north of me. If it's something you would like to entertain, I can look it over and make sure it's in good condition

Good luck,

let me know, after a day of thinking about it I think I am just going to fix it.
Thanks

Or bring it to the Bash in May (if the borders are open by then) and maybe David will help you install it. :D
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