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paul appleton    Posted 07-29-2019 at 05:39:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • input shaft movement
  • I recently bought my first 9N project through Craigslist. Quite a bit is wrong with it and as I get into the clutch area I find just a bit of sideways/up and down movement in the input shaft. I'm still waiting for my books to arrive on this tractor but thought someone out there could tell me whether this is acceptable. Not looking forward to taking the slop out. This is just a project and not a total rebuild. Just want a reasonable tractor when I finish. It probably will never be worked again as I have no use for it, just putting a bit of history back on the road.

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 07-29-2019 at 07:15:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: input shaft movement
  • It's hard to say how much play is too much without seeing it, but if it wasn't leaking fluid into the clutch area it's probably ok. Pull the input shaft and stick a new seal in there. The front end of the shaft is supported by a bushing in the flywheel. While the shaft is out, test fit the end and see if that bushing allows the end of the shaft to wobble. If it's loose I just pack the bushing with grease and use the input shaft as a driver to push the bushing out. Place the end in the bushing and shack the gear end with a rubber mallet. The grease has nowhere to go except to push the bushing out. Clean out the grease and use the shaft as a driver to gently seat the new bushing.
    KL

    paul appleton    Posted 07-29-2019 at 07:33:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: input shaft movement
  • Unfortunately, there is a leak, albeit a small one. While I have it split I will do as you suggest. Can't wait till my manual gets here. Thanks for the comeback. Just for your info I print all of these suggestions and put them in a three-ring binder for further work. Beats running between home and shop to check the puter.

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 07-29-2019 at 08:23:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • One of the best things I ever did was put all my manuals on a thumb drive and found an old laptop to use in the workshop. The laptop is too old for work but it doesn't take much processing horsepower to connect to the home wifi and get on the internet. The wifi signal strength out in the shop is a little weak, but it works ok. The laptop was headed for a dumpster so if I drop an engine block on it I haven't lost anything, just yank my thumb drive and find another junk laptop or tablet.
    KL

    paul appleton    Posted 07-29-2019 at 08:57:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • That's a good idea. I have only recently started messing with tractors. My first was an Allis B and that went pretty well so I decided to go to the Ford and get something a bit more common to my area. I'm getting up in years so I don't expect to do many of these things, just something to keep me off the streets. I'm no mechanic but I don't mind getting my hands dirty. I just keep asking questions and I find many of the answers are superior to those in the manuals.

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