I dismantled the front axle on my 1957 Cub Lo-Boy to do a rebuild. However, when I started to put the pieces back together, I have 2 extra concave washers that I'm not sure where they go. They're about 3/4"OD with a 5/16" hole in the center. I thought they went into the tie rod ends behind the buttons that hold the steering knuckle ball , but they don't seem to fit. I can't find a good diagram of the tie rod ends or the steering shaft assembly where the tie rods ends come together. Do the tie rod ends only have the concave buttons and the threaded keeper in the assembly? Could these washers be spacers for the 2 piece assembly where the tie rods meet the steering arm?
I want to compliment the organizations sponsoring the Portland Indiana tractor show. It was very enjoyable, but too big for the one day I spent. It's nice to see a show with Vendors who sell tractor parts instead of Beanie Babies. I also met Larry from the ATIS and was very impressed with his Low-boys and his hospitality.