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RE: (ET) mower motor bolt broke off :(
- Subject: RE: (ET) mower motor bolt broke off :(
- From: "Elie, Larry (L.D.)" <lelie ford com>
- Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 09:43:26 -0400
- Hop-count: 1
- Sender: owner-elec-trak cosmos phy tufts edu
Tack weld another bolt to the end of the broken one. HEAT SINK the shaft
with your vise-grips (you don't need any secondary welding). Sometimes
the bolt may expand and be loose when it cools anyway.
Back the bolt out with a wrench.
From: Monty McGraw [mailto:mmcgraw74 hotmail com]
Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2002 9:25 PM
Subject: (ET) mower motor bolt broke off :(
I just got three new bolts and special clutch washers from Bill Gunn and
them on my used Wheel-Horse mower deck this Saturday.
No problem with installing two of the bolts.
Middle bolt must have been crossthreaded and lacked about an 1/8" of the
bolt touching the clutch washer. I did have two new 'red' washers below
above the blade from Bill, so I know I had all the right parts. I was
tightening the bolt with a socket wrench and holding the flange with vise
grips - the bolt sheared :(
Since this motor (all three small diameter GE, rebuilt by Bill Gunn) hadn't
been together too long, I had no problem taking the flange off. I've got
about 1/2" of bolt showing out of the end of the motor shaft, but I
get it to budge using two vise grips.
Any bolt removal ideas?
I-5 still running fine