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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:06 pm

Had the GT out doing a bit of off-roading this weekend.



Afterwards I decided to go underneath and check over the steering and suspension as it's seen quite a few hours off-road without any inspection of that stuff.



A few nuts loose in a couple spots, but not too bad. The main thing I noticed was with my upper universal:



The shaft going into the universal isn't being clamped by the pinch bolt very well and is quite loose. I cut the square into the shaft myself when I did the rack setup so I probably just cut it a bit too small. I'll probably just do a few tack welds on one side of the square and grind it smooth again so it clamps in there better. That should fix it.

Pretty glad I noticed it, haha. Other than that she's doing good!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:27 pm

Grinding squares by hand is a pain. Really gotta be careful to get it the right size, the one on Mutt's shift shaft has been bothering me since I did it. I think I have it under control now though, here's for hoping at least lol.

Those pizza cutters doing well in the mud? And are you ever gonna clean up that winch wire lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:52 pm

Maybe you could file the square shape better?  You did a nice job on that keyway for the JD so I know you can do it.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:58 pm

glad to hear its holding up good
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:05 pm

@RichieRichOverdrive wrote:
Grinding squares by hand is a pain. Really gotta be careful to get it the right size, the one on Mutt's shift shaft has been bothering me since I did it. I think I have it under control now though, here's for hoping at least lol.

Those pizza cutters doing well in the mud? And are you ever gonna clean up that winch wire lol!

They don't seem to be too bad, not much for flotation though obviously. Haha. They're definitely pretty nice for crawling, they are a good size for getting the front end up on top of objects.

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Maybe you could file the square shape better?  You did a nice job on that keyway for the JD so I know you can do it.

I think it's just that the square is a bit too small to be clamped properly. A couple welds and some work with the angle grinder should fix it though.

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glad to hear its holding up good

Thanks! Yeah it's been working pretty good, just needs a little maintenance now, haha

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:23 pm

the wheel horse is down for some maintenance as well, never had a problem other than a belt and idler bearings every couple years or so but last handful of rides it has really let me down, doing a major overhaul of a few components, new belt system etc. Ill have to grab some pics and update its thread.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:29 pm

Yeah I've been keeping up with your lastest videos on the engine swap and stuff, haha. Pretty cool. Definitely looking forward to seeing that update!

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:43 pm

Well over the weekend I managed to fix the loose steering shaft issue, I didn't get any pictures unfortunately, but basically I just did a few tack welds on the one side of the square and ground it down a tiny bit 'til it slid in. Perfect fit now!

Another thing I managed to do was get it quite stuck in the garden:





Haha, yepper. I actually tried to winch it out this time, but the winch wouldn't budge it. We got 'er out with one of the farm tractors eventually, but it was quite a show up 'til that point! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:57 pm

Looks like you sat it down on the axle! Great getting stuck job!

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:01 pm

That's the mud pit I need right there. The mudlot outside the barn isn't soaked enough and will probably freeze soon, so its not much of a challenge.

Looks like a good time!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:51 am

@MightyRaze wrote:
Looks like you sat it down on the axle!  Great getting stuck job!

Haha, definitely. The drawbar was actually under the mud, you can kinda see it in the second picture.

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That's the mud pit I need right there. The mudlot outside the barn isn't soaked enough and will probably freeze soon, so its not much of a challenge.

Looks like a good time!

This spot is actually fairly easy most of the time, but there are a couple certain spots that will stop you dead in your tracks. As you can clearly see. lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:47 pm

I'm always intrigued by every one else's definition of mud. Get that heavy machine down in my bogs and she ain't coming out unless you have a tractor with a 100 ft tow chain.
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