I had to take a break to work on some family things but now I am almost done and have a few questions for the experts. I attached 3 pics which I have questions about. I appreciate all the answers from my last post. I have the rebuild kit installed and am ALMOST ready to put it together.
I put the bushing in from the kit and it went in perfectly. I polished the shaft and cleaned it up. As soon as I hit the biggest part of the shaft it gets really tight. I wouldn't think this should be so tight. Is this normal to have to drive it down? I mean it is tight.
The keyway for the sector gear was pretty worn out ( both the key and shaft). I made my own key trying to fix the slop. It was tight when I put it back together but I am noticing some play in it. I want this to be solid as I don't want to tear this apart again. I read different posts and some people said with confidence, "Just weld it". Any recommendations on welding it. If so where would you weld it? Right below the top bearing or where it is circled in this picture? If you do recommend welding it I was going to weld it on the bottom but I want it to sit against the housing base nicely. I am curious on what your thoughts are.
This is a general questions. Originally I wanted to remove this base but I had a devil of a time getting the tube off. Do you have any suggestions on how to drive the tube out for removal?
Thank in advance for all of you who help use IH/Farmall rookies.
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