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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby radioguy41 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:01 pm

The rad is toast. It's leaking all along the bottom. In just a couple of hours there's more than an inch of anti-freeze in the bottom of the bucket I placed underneath. The wheel I was removing was rusted fast to the spindle (common) so I used a piece of 2x4 against the back of the wheel and hit the end with a hand sledge while rotating the wheel until it finally came off. I think the jarring transmitted thru the axle to the bolster caused some weak points in the bottom of the rad to let go. Better to find it now than halfway thru plowing 8 inches of snow.
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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby Cubfriend » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:20 am

Maybe just a new gasket will fix it?
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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby kaleb58loboy » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:23 am

Did you have to change the alternator pulley?
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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby radioguy41 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:16 am

No.
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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby drice » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:34 pm

I HAVE A HOOD FOR THAT 58 ITS NOT PERFECT THATS WHY I REMOVED IT HAS A LITTLE DAMMAGE IN THE FRONT.SOME ONE WELDED IT AND SOME DENTS.GAS TANK IS REAL CLEAN.ITS A GOOD HOOD FOR A WORKING TRACTOR

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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby radioguy41 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:56 pm

After almost 2 months of steady work it is back together and it runs! Starts right up, the alternator is charging, the new radiator is not leaking, and the hydraulics now work as do the headlights, taillight, and rear service light. A road test revealed the left brake to be essentially non-existant so I guess I have to pull the finals off and see what's going on. I'd like to get some of the play out of the steering box too. Just another day at the rodeo. :)

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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby Karl Bader » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:17 am

Looks great!

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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby radioguy41 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:47 am

Until I get around to installing the correct hood and grill I jury rigged this one when I put it back on to at least give it some stability. When I got it the only thing holding up the hood was the grill. To give it some temp support and to take the vibration and wiggle out of it I ran some threaded rod thru the hood into the threaded holes in the side radiator supports. Works for now. :)

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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby radioguy41 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:13 pm

Finally got my chain hoist rigged up and pulled the LR final off. This is what I found. Now that I know exactly what the problem is I can order the parts. Slow going but at least I'm moving ahead. :)

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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby Bob McCarty » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:19 pm

If you can get the set screw out of the drum, you might be able to clean it up and reuse it. Hard to tell about the band itself.
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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby radioguy41 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:30 pm

Unfortunately the head's broken off. It's a shame about the band. The lining isn't too bad except a long strip is ripped off across the face. You can see it hanging off from both sides in this photo. You can also see the creature comforts stored inside. :?

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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:13 pm

FYI...if you can get the set screw out of the drum, both the square head set screw and the jam nut are probably available at your local hardware. I picked both up at my local Town and Country Hardware.

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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby Glen » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:41 pm

Hi,
You can buy a new brake band with lining at TM Tractor if you don't want to reline the band you have, or if the band is not good.
There is an oil seal there in your pic, in the final drive casting, it looks like it is not leaking, but it is good to replace it and the seal in the transmission case while the final drive is off the tractor.
If you want to replace the seal in the final drive, the shaft the brake drum goes on slides out through the hole in the casting, after you remove the cover held on with 4 bolts. Don't remove the snap ring from the bearing under the cover, the shaft slides out through the hole. Then you can get at the seal to hammer it out, using a punch.

Below is TM Tractor's brake section.

http://www.tmtractor.com/new/br/br_001newparts.htm

Below is the seal in the trans case. :)

http://www.tmtractor.com/new/df/245fp.htm

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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby Shane Nelson » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:40 am

radioguy41 wrote:Unfortunately the head's broken off. It's a shame about the band. The lining isn't too bad except a long strip is ripped off across the face. You can see it hanging off from both sides in this photo. You can also see the creature comforts stored inside. :?

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If you can get the nut off the rest of the bolt you may be able to get a vice grip on it after heating the drum with a hot wrench and get the rest of the bolt out. Those bolts don't get moved much or often and can get tight.
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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby Gary Dotson » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:52 am

I assume from your 1st pic. that the drum has walked away from it's proper location? Usually when that happens, the bore of the drum get hogged out pretty badly, requiring replacement.


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