It started as a clutch adjustment...

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Greenthumbfarms
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It started as a clutch adjustment...

Postby Greenthumbfarms » Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:07 am

At the bash, we noticed my clutch was way out of adjustment. Yesterday I had a free afternoon, and decided to check it out.

Climbed underneath and the fingers were WAY out of adjustment. Had maybe 3/4 inch between them and pressure plate, not the correct 1-1/4 inch. Went to work adjusting, and on the second finger, wouldn't you know I goofed and let the finger in instead of out. I realized my error when I heard a familiar "boing" as the return spring slipped off its retainer.

If course I couldn't get it back on through the hand hole, so after work today I split the tractor to do it right, and adjust the last finger while I had easy access.

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Setting up to split


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Georgette rolled right apart! Not too bad for working alone today


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The naughty culprit


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All tightened up!


The tractor is back together, and hydraulic lines, wiring harness, and starter are back on. I figured it was time to call it a night (11:45 pm) and finish assembly tomorrow.

On the bright side, the TOB looked like it was in real nice shape
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Don B.
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Re: It started as a clutch adjustment...

Postby Don B. » Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:26 am

Andy, are you not going to get suckered into doing just a few more little things "while the hood is off"?... :lol:
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Greenthumbfarms
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Posts: 307
Joined: Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:59 pm
Zip Code: 60416
Tractors Owned: 1974 Cub Cadet 1450
1977 Cub Cadet 1650

1950 Farmall Cub (Georgette)
1956 Farmall 230 (Gladys)
1959 Farmall 240 Utility (Heather)
1965 International Cub Lo-Boy (Rochester)
1966John Deere 4020 (Jack)
1975 International Cub (Ozzie)
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: It started as a clutch adjustment...

Postby Greenthumbfarms » Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:55 am

Don B. wrote:Andy, are you not going to get suckered into doing just a few more little things "while the hood is off"?... :lol:


At least I decided not to change the Governor spring on this one! I don't think I'm ambitious enough to split the front half by myself...
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60th Annual Will County Threshermans gas and steam tractor show July 21-24, 2022
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