Pins and Shaft retainers?

Fri May 30, 2014 3:10 am

Hi. Can any one help with what was used to retain the pins and shaft rods in position when new? Mine has a collection old bolts, nails bent over, and large split pins I have spent a lot of time looking on the net but there seems to be no standard as to what people use as long as the pins dose not fall out seems to be the go. Mine is a 1951 SAV would "R" pin clips been around back then? Thank's

Re: Pins and Shaft retainers?

Fri May 30, 2014 2:26 pm

I believe the "correct" thing to use would be cotter pins (i.e. "split pins"?).

Personally, I use what you call "R" clips wherever possible. They make for a neater looking installation and are easier to remove.

If you're feeling particularly masochistic, use roll pins.

Re: Pins and Shaft retainers?

Sat May 31, 2014 8:45 pm

Hi. Thanks Matt for taking the time to reply I will go with Cotter Pins / Split Pins as once it goes together it's not coming apart.

Re: Pins and Shaft retainers?

Sat May 31, 2014 9:18 pm

I am telling my age, but years ago many of the items that were removed ind reinstalled regularly, such as connections to rock shafts, etc used an e clip. so called be cause it resembled a lower case "e", except the center part was not closed.

Re: Pins and Shaft retainers?

Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:19 am

JOHN!!!---bet I am older than you are!!! LOL!!! thanks sonny

Re: Pins and Shaft retainers?

Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:31 pm

The only thing wrong with owning a old tractor is that all the owners are as old or older than the machines they drive. I should talk I'm 69.This is my retirement project.

Re: Pins and Shaft retainers?

Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:50 pm

You only have 2 years ahead of me !!! LOL!! thanks; sonny

Re: Pins and Shaft retainers?

Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:48 am

My 48 cub has a decal on it' that reads:

1848 model cub
1948 model owner
not all parts are original
on either one.

The 49 has one that reads:

I don't do
HURRY UP well

Re: Pins and Shaft retainers?

Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:33 pm

G'Day John. Love both the decals on you tractors. On the back of my truck I have. Life is to short to drive an ugly truck. you have to keep a smile in life.