I have put my nose to grindstone getting it back together and enjoying every minute of it. This is a massive learning experience and the challenges are forcing my skills to improve.
The bell was cleaned and redid the seals with Loctite 515 gasket maker. New input shaft seal, new clutch shaft bushings, new bolts for throw out arm, new throw out bearing, surfaced the flywheel and installed new clutch kit.
Block was cleaned and rebuilt, however is it still cracked between the webbing top and bottom. The plan is to clean the radiator thoroughly and run C&C Copper radiator and block sealer Here is a post where a To30 block was fixed this way https://www.yesterdaystractors.com/ferg/messages/5517.html
. I am aware it is a gamble.
First oops, the washer looking thing in the crank pulley was cracked and gently pushing on it revealed to be broken. I want to JB weld it back in carefully. Short of buying a new one, any other ideas?
The axle carrier(bolster?) bolt holes do not line up with the engine :shock:. My farther remembers only 2 bolts were holding the axle and LOADER to the engine. I plan on cutting the old welded area and redoing it and adding some welds to the whole thing.
The axle bar(member?) got a new bushing and a new pin to go with it. Welded up the rear hole for the pivot pin on the carrier(bolster?).
A TLDR Overview
-Loader stays off
-The bell is done
-Block was rebuilt and mounted
-Stuck at front axle
will add more pictures