Newbie with a MC crawler undergoing "Rustoration"

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Re: Newbie with a MC crawler undergoing "Rustoration"

Post by PossumFarms » Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:04 pm

Thanks for the tip Lavoy... I have no idea what I am doing with this thing! So I need all the help I can get!

I pulled the final drive assembly off today! It was quite the adventure... I am editing the video now and it should be posted on YouTube about noon tomorrow. It became quite evident why the clutch was no longer working!

Now I have some serious work ahead of me now! I hope I am able to easily remove the bearing cups and get the retainer clips and stuff taken apart. I am going to have to go hunting for my c-clip pliers - I know they are around here somewhere - the big question is WHERE!?!

But that axle bearing is scaring me - it flops around in there like half the ball bearings are gone... I mean like GONE GONE... but it spins freely and it doesn't sound "crunchy" so maybe the gears are ok! Here's hoping...

The final drive is up on a table and soaking in degreaser overnight. Tomorrow morning I will power wash all the mouse crap off of it again (Wait till you see the video! LOL!) and start soaking down the hardware with PB Blaster to see if I can get it apart without resorting to a torch and a cut off wheel...

But it is OFF! Finally! And there is no doubt as to why the clutch stopped working... But it looks like it is rebuildable!

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Re: Newbie with a MC crawler undergoing "Rustoration"

Post by PossumFarms » Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:40 pm

The final drive has been pulled!

https://youtu.be/6N0rv-Kivig

Finally! (No Pun Intended...)

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Re: Newbie with a MC crawler undergoing "Rustoration"

Post by PossumFarms » Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:16 pm

I got the steering clutches partially disassembled...

https://youtu.be/4jO7MDEVWNY

Now I have to figure out how to get that drum off of the shaft!

Any suggestions?

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Re: Newbie with a MC crawler undergoing "Rustoration"

Post by Josey » Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:59 pm

Wonderful work documenting the process on Youtube, I was delighted to subscribe. Thank you!
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Post by PossumFarms » Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:40 pm

Thank you for the subscription - share it with your friends! LOL And thanks for the compliment...

I've been trying to make something educational and entertaining - because quite honestly, during these times, the isolation out here on the farm is a bit of a pain in the butt! It gives me a chance to play with my cameras and share the progress and my activities with friends, family and a hell of a lot of strangers!

I found it quite funny that my daughter cues these videos up in the lunch room at her work and her and her friends watch an almost daily video "from Dad"... She lives in the city and some of these folks have never set foot on a farm. They find this stuff somewhat fascinating...

Like! Subscribe and hit that notification bell so you get prodded every time I post another video!

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Re: Newbie with a MC crawler undergoing "Rustoration"

Post by PossumFarms » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:40 pm

This final drive is going to give me nightmares...

https://youtu.be/FUE_icbj1rY

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Re: Newbie with a MC crawler undergoing "Rustoration"

Post by PossumFarms » Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:19 am

Still undergoing "Rustoration" I finally get to attack the axle and hub after getting the bearings removed...

Nobody likes finding cracks!

https://youtu.be/Z5vyamCyDuo

Lavoy! Help! lol...

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Re: Newbie with a MC crawler undergoing "Rustoration"

Post by PossumFarms » Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:42 pm

Finally! The final drive gets reassembled!

https://youtu.be/lN_XinNXpL8

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Re: Newbie with a MC crawler undergoing "Rustoration"

Post by Lavoy » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:41 am

You are gaining!
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