Well today it warmed up around here after a coupla weeks bein colder than a well diggers arse ( noticed how I slipped in a Brit word there?) I took Kevin Roberts advise and used my propane torch to heat up my clutch center and after a few smacks with a large lead hammer and getting the same results I tried the advise of BSA_WM20 and used my impact. I ran it in till it hit then backed it out and after doin this several times Bingo it poped right off! To say I'm a happy man just doesn't even express my feelings! Whoopeee! I'm very thankful to all y'all very much! Now I didn't see any signs of red Loctite at all. All I can see is a bit of a burr on the woodruff key. It's time for a cold one. Thanks again and if any of y'all are over/down/up my way stop in and I'll give you one too!
all my stuff is tightened to specs (gawd, or less-- 60 ft-pounds on that little B44 mainshaft seems like too much, so i just use blue loctite and reason), but i can always get it off by screwing in the tool, and seldom ever have to smack it with anything.
clean off any burrs on that shaft, and then do what tridentman recommends and lap the shaft/clutch center with some fine abrasive to make it lock up without so much torque on the fasteners.
HBB, you asked in an earlier post if you should replace the cush rubbers. Since you have some new ones, and since you've taken it this far, it would be prudent to at least look at the rubbers that are in there. If they're hard and/or shrunken, they should be replaced.
I assume you'll also be replacing the cover screws with the beat-up heads. You will want to stake them as original to insure they don't back out.
Yep I've gone this far I'm replacing what I can. I think the clutch hub was tightened too far on the main shaft, kinda like the drag link on a pitman arm. There were no shim washers behind this or the crank sprocket either. To lap the hub should I put some valve grinding compound on the shaft then rotate the hub on it? then clean it all off. I also noticed the seal behind the hob has a small crack/split I guess I'll be calling Peter as I don't think I ordered one when I last ordered parts. I'm hope he has the screws for the ones I damaged in the cush or clutch center. Thanks Mark I will. Do I stake them in back like they were originally or can I stake the heads? Thanks Gene
. . . I guess I'll be calling Peter as I don't think I ordered one when I last ordered parts. I'm hope he has the screws for the ones I damaged in the cush or clutch center. Thanks Mark I will. Do I stake them in back like they were originally or can I stake the heads? Thanks Gene
peter quick has everything and it will be in the mail to you within about ten minutes of him receiving your order.