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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Lt4000 mild off-roader   Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:15 pm

You can make your own out of 1/8" steel , just grind it into a half moon shape, i have done that when i lost one and couldn't find it.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Lt4000 mild off-roader   Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:16 pm

LOL! I get mine from a place called HomeBase, but they are Texas only. You could probably just get some key stock somewhere and cut it down.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Lt4000 mild off-roader   Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:18 pm

Well. After swapping transaxles form the mud mower to the lt4000. I finally got a romp in this weekend. It snowed about an inch last night and was really slippery because it was melting so there were many spin-outs and lots of water. I tried to go through a bog that had about 2 feet of water and 1/2 a foot to 1 foot of mud at the bottom but I ended up getting stuck so I had to get pulled out by a jeep. I was just sitting in the middle of a pond on a tractor for a while and it wasn't fun. I need new tires. And near the end I was doing a hill climb and snaaap, my belt snapped. Sorry no pictures it was really wet today and I don't feel like dragging around an Ipad all day.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Lt4000 mild off-roader   Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:19 pm

I have some keyed stock CQ but the stock that I would need is like a double size. It's like a moon shaped little insert.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Lt4000 mild off-roader   Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:23 pm

The key is wider than 1/8 inch cause its a half moon shape. If you have a orschelns nearby they carry keys like that.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Lt4000 mild off-roader   Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:33 pm

Canadian bud. I don't really feel like ordering it online. I want to see if I can find it localy. Would Lordco have it???
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Lt4000 mild off-roader   Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:35 pm

Ah good ole Canada! i can post a pic of a keyway with dimentions tomorrow if that would help if you would want to grind out your own
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Lt4000 mild off-roader   Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:53 pm

out of what? isn't it really high grade steel?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Lt4000 mild off-roader   Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:56 pm

Those woodruff keys are 3/16". Can buy woodruff key kits for cheap i think. I did make a axle key outta 1/4" flatstock for Mutt once, it died when I murdered that rim haha. I don't think you should make your own keys, actual keys might have a special temper or something.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Lt4000 mild off-roader   Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:09 pm

Actually they’re not super hard. They’re engineered as the weak point. They’re a lot cheaper to replace than an axle shaft or transaxle gear.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Lt4000 mild off-roader   Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:14 pm

So the input shaft uses a 3/16 woodruff key?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Lt4000 mild off-roader   Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:16 pm

I'd just use a nail, but I'm a redneck so....
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Lt4000 mild off-roader   Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:17 pm

Steel keys aren't actually an engineered weak point. The aluminium ones for flywheels are though. In fact, those aluminium ones are more of a guide for ignition timing than they are a key. That's why so many racers run without flywheel keys to advance their timing.

Both the 3/4" and 5/8" input shafts on my 820s used 3/16". I'm like 99% certain every other peerless input shaft does too.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Lt4000 mild off-roader   Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:20 pm

how do you run without a flywheel without a key?? doesn't it mess up your timing horribly? And BTW this is a spicer not a peerless. I will see if I can find it locally first.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Lt4000 mild off-roader   Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:23 pm

When guys advance their timing they just turn the flywheel ahead a few degrees and torque the nut down. Since it's on a taper it will stay in place without a key.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Lt4000 mild off-roader   Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:24 pm

Yeah sounds sketchy. It must be hard to get it precise though.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Lt4000 mild off-roader   Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:51 pm

oh yeah,. my bad . rich is right , it is 3/16" . i am stuck in a 1" shaft world right now so i am thinking it was smaller than 1/4" and forgot about 3/16"
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Lt4000 mild off-roader   Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:04 pm

I'd just use one of the set screws...that's what I did when I lost my Spicer woodruff key.
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