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munson1086

03-18-2013 08:19:55




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Hi Everyone,

I was able to work on my 53 DC a little this weekend. The weather wasn't too bad in upstate NY over the weekend. Managed to get the new front sneakers on and completed the 12 volt conversion. I'm hoping to be able to start prep and paint this summer... still have some issues with the adjustable front end.
The spindles are completely worn. Does anybody make replacements for these? I will be ordering new ball joints soon, but the wear in the axle tubes is severe.
Here are some pics!
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Matt

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munson1086

03-19-2013 13:23:50




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 Re: Weekend DC Work in reply to munson1086, 03-18-2013 08:19:55  
Hi Guys,

So according to the parts book, the bushings i would need are part number 03430AB1... I'm going out on a limb here and guessing this are NLA. Anybody have an idea as to what the measurements were for this part??

And sorry for the upside down pictures... they were right side up when I posted them, I'm not sure what happened!

Matt



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jon f mn

03-19-2013 18:58:06




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 Re: Weekend DC Work in reply to munson1086, 03-19-2013 13:23:50  
They are upright on my puter.



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munson1086

03-18-2013 18:17:55




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 Re: Weekend DC Work in reply to munson1086, 03-18-2013 08:19:55  
Thanks for the link Jon. Agreed... This tractor was used and abused for years. We had four other DC's as well. This particular dc also had manure spreader duty for a long while too... And that's not easy on any tractor! I will be tearing into this big time in a month or so. I'm sure I'll be back asking questions and sharing progress. This tractor sat outside in the hedged row for about 10 years. I just got it running again last spring.

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KEN IND

03-18-2013 17:50:05




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 Re: Weekend DC Work in reply to munson1086, 03-18-2013 08:19:55  
had my '50 DC out last weekend and graded the drive and pulled all the stone out of the yard back into the drive. This old gal sat for over 3 years without being run. she runs better everytime I use her.



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L Martin

03-18-2013 17:38:37




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 Re: Weekend DC Work in reply to munson1086, 03-18-2013 08:19:55  
Yu can replace the brass bushings by buying some 2" Brass tubing. Take the king pis off the hubs and turn them over. Take a brake hone and hone the bushing until you can slide the pin in. This works because when you turn the king pin over the worn side is reversed and you work on a new place on the pin.



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munson1086

03-18-2013 15:23:13




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 Re: Weekend DC Work in reply to munson1086, 03-18-2013 08:19:55  
Ande,

I know... A lot of weight. That's how we used it for years.... Needed to hold back large insilage wagons.... The tires are filled too. I think it is pushing 7000 lbs. I want to get the fluid out of the tires. I'm sure the stamped front wheels would be easier on the front, but I kind of wanted to leave it how it was on the farm. The front still would get light once in a while moving round bales. I'll still be plowing up a food plot too.

Matt

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Ande

03-18-2013 13:53:21




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 Re: Weekend DC Work in reply to munson1086, 03-18-2013 08:19:55  
Hello Matt,
Gee,you have alot of weight on her,as you have the wheel weight front rims,and the factory weight also.
I have no weight on my WFI "DC3" and stamp wheels, I get along fine,but thats my take on it



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munson1086

03-18-2013 10:02:20




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 Re: Weekend DC Work in reply to munson1086, 03-18-2013 08:19:55  
Thanks everyone.

The brass bushing idea sounds pretty good. When I was changing the tires I was amazed at the unwanted side to side movement!
Now I need to find a good machine shop somewhere... anybody used someone in central upstate NY?? Recommendations?

Chuck... I think you have a good idea there!

I always seem to get comments on those front weights! They are heavy buggers.
Matt

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jon f mn

03-18-2013 17:59:41




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 Re: Weekend DC Work in reply to munson1086, 03-18-2013 10:02:20  
Take it apart and look before you get too worried. There might not be as much wear on the housing as you think. On most of the front end parts I've put new bushings in I've been able to just run a little filler weld in and use a die grinder to smooth it til a new bushing fits. Same on the spindles, just build them up and grind them down til the new bushings fit and your good. No need to get to fancy because it's never going to get much use anymore anyway. That thing probly has thousands of hours on it. Here is a link to where you can get bushings.

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oleclint

03-18-2013 09:51:59




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 Re: Weekend DC Work in reply to munson1086, 03-18-2013 08:19:55  
Never to old to learn . This is the first time that I have seen frt. wts. on a DC with a WFE. DC s with WFE s were very scarce in the upper midwest yrs ago. Nice looking rig there. clint



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Chuck Machinist

03-18-2013 09:38:33




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 Re: Weekend DC Work in reply to munson1086, 03-18-2013 08:19:55  
SOOOO! Don there is a second career choice in my future when I retire in 2016.Refurbishing WFE!

CHUCK



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Don Rudolph

03-18-2013 10:38:21




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 Re: Weekend DC Work in reply to Chuck Machinist, 03-18-2013 09:38:33  
Chuck,
I don't know about that, with all that money to be made you might have a tax problem LOL Don



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Chuck Machinist

03-18-2013 17:36:59




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 Re: Weekend DC Work in reply to Don Rudolph, 03-18-2013 10:38:21  
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How many spindles would it take to pay for this?HE-HAW



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1031D

03-18-2013 09:23:50




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 Re: Weekend DC Work in reply to munson1086, 03-18-2013 08:19:55  
I've taken a few of those and bore them out and pressed in brass bushings. Takes a little time and money but trues everything right up.



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Don Rudolph

03-18-2013 08:41:28




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 Re: Weekend DC Work in reply to munson1086, 03-18-2013 08:19:55  
I really like those DC AWF ends. And you have the rare weights that go with it. There are no parts for them left anywhere that I could find, so I had to have a machine shop fix up everything that was worn as best as could be done. Not cheap! Don



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