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Re: (ET) Winter time... and a steering question
- Subject: Re: (ET) Winter time... and a steering question
- From: "David M. Stensland" <ElecTrak netzero net>
- Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2000 08:18:40 -0600
- References: <3A4B8CE8 F5DD599C realns com> <v04210101b671759eeb62 [192 168 0 17]> <002c01c0713a$8771d500$0300a8c0 mn rr com> <001901c0719a$59abafa0$0300a8c0 studious>
- Sender: owner-elec-trak cosmos phy tufts edu
Yes, I've had the problem... to the point of the steering wheel spinning
without turning the wheels.
On my E12M the horizonal shaft's gear (knuckle gear?) had loosened up and
slid towards the front. My fix was to pound (carefully with some wood) the
knuckle gear back and put a clamp (pipe clamp - U shaped bolt w/cradle)
directly on the horizonal shaft. Doing this will increase tension and wear
behind the knuckle gear and you may need to shim that area up with a couple
of washers and a good strong retainer. A cotter key won't be strong
I've used nails. They last about a season, but I do need to find something
stronger. They would probably last longer if I lubricated that area with
I haven't seen much talk on here lately about Bill Gunn and Technical
Service & Parts. What's the status? Did anyone decide to take over
stewardship of our beloved parts?
----- Original Message -----
From: Max Hall <maxo iname com>
To: Elec-trak <elec-trak cosmos5 phy Tufts edu>
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2000 7:21 AM
Subject: (ET) Winter time... and a steering question
> Here's to the mighty ElecTrak! I trust it will be equal to the nor'easter
> are anticipating in Boston this weekend. We are headed to Maine before
> snow comes. I have left the beast parked in the garage, aimed out, fully
> charged, and with the chute of the thrower waxed up with paraffin for
> we get home.
> The steering question: has any of you had trouble with the steering
> teeth? The bevel gear on the steering shaft seems too far from the gear
> the horzontal member that goes to the tie rods. Any advice?
> Here's to a great new year, in all ways, for the whole durn planet!
> - Max Hall
> - www.maxmatic.com
> - Share the road.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: MR23 (Christopher M. Meier, Mpls, MN) <mr23 mn rr com>
> To: Elec-trak <elec-trak cosmos5 phy Tufts edu>
> Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2000 8:56 PM
> Subject: Re: (ET) test
> > Hi all, just finished moving a foot of snow around here in MN,
> > using my Elec-trak and plow blade... if we get snow at a faster
> > rate than this I might have to dig out the single stage blower...
> > Belated Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year to all!
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Anthony Bailey" <abailey clas net>
> > To: "Elec-trak" <elec-trak cosmos5 phy Tufts edu>
> > Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2000 5:04 PM
> > Subject: Re: (ET) test
> > > Hey Neil, you have a Happy New Year also and I hope all had a Merry
> > > Christmas. By the way, the list is kinda quiet isn't it? Wonder what
> > > the deal is? I'm currently waiting on some parts for my WheelHorse
> > > C-185, one of the 1A contactors, a new disconnect switch, and a
> > > cruise control light.
> > > Talk to you later, Tony
> > >
> > >
> > > At 1:56 PM -0500 12/28/00, Neil Dennis wrote:
> > > >Just checking, If this sorks, everyone have a good New millineum.
> > > >
> > > >wombat
> > >
> > > -----
> > > Sent from Anthony Bailey KC0HZP (mailto:abailey clas net)
> > > on a PowerComputing PowerBase 180 in Marble Hill, Missouri
> > >
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