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Jack - Iowa    Posted 03-15-2018 at 09:57:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 1955 860 Hydraulics
  • Sometime back there was a post stating this gentleman had rotated the Cam Follower Pin by working though an inspection plate.

    Would this procedure by applicable to my 860? Intend working on it later this summer but could use a fast fix for the spring.

    Thanks,

    Jack

    36 coupe    Posted 03-15-2018 at 21:43:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 1955 860 Hydraulics
  • Its been 6 years since Ive had a top cover off an 8N.I doubt you could turn the pin with the cover on.The cam would have equal wear so a new pin would not fix all the problem.I worked in a metal shop 60 years ago.Dies used in stamping small metal parts had locating pins that had 2 diameters on them.The small end was pressed into the die face.A pin like that could make up for the wear on the cam.There was a lot of rust and condensation in the pin and cam area.Those parts should have been down in the oil.One of Fords dimmer ideas.The cam shaft has frozen up on my 640.It took some time with a hair dryer or heat gun to free the shaft.I would add a grease fitting to the shaft if I took the top cover off.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 03-16-2018 at 06:08:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks,

    It will be interesting what I find later this summer. This tractor was used and abused before I bought it but has given me good service.

    I have the Ford Shop Manual, the Master Parts Book and the FO-20. Still have not figured this whole thing out. Guess I'll have to get grease under my finger nails!

    Jack

    WayneIA    Posted 03-15-2018 at 19:05:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I guess nothing is impossible but I don't see how that would be possible. Unless you have three hands, it's really a two man job with the lift chest off, or remove the linkages if you will be doing it your self..

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 03-15-2018 at 19:12:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks,

    Unfortunately I was born with two hands. Fortunately I am left handed so that gives me an advantage.

    Not likely I will have any help so it will wait until the spring work is done.

    Jack

    BlasterStumps    Posted 03-15-2018 at 12:41:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 1955 860 Hydraulics
  • Whoever that was must be good at working by feel. Could be possible though, don't know.
    My thoughts on it would be to pull the top cover, replace the cam and then readjust the linkage. But then again, that's not so much a quick fix, especially when thinking about cleaning the mating surfaces of the top cover and housing and the chances of getting stuff down in the oil.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 03-15-2018 at 19:10:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 1955 860 Hydraulics
  • I even think I know who it was but will not say in case I'm wrong. It was on a N but I'm not sure if it was a 8N or earlier. Pulling the top will have to wait until later in the summer.

    Thanks,

    Jack

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