With no volunteers to help and no information provided, what's a person to do? Jump right in and JUST DO IT!!! Here are some photos of todays accomplishments toward moving forward again!
After making sure the front axle was solidly wedged (slightly different from the Cub):
...and jacked up:
...I strapped onto the right rear wheel & removed the 6 wheel bolts:
...removed the wheel:
...then made sure the jack was lowered so weight was on the left wheel. I left the platform on, but unbolted from the chassis & held in place by brake/clutch pedals, & able to be moved out of the way. I strapped onto the final assembly, unbolted it, and removed it:
...I cleaned the differential side, chased the threads, and removed the old seal:
...unbolted the differential shaft housing and carefully pulled it from the shaft, exposing the break drum:
...drum held firmly in place by the set screw:
...brakeband was in place in the housing:
...removed the Differential Shaft Bearing Cover, Gasket, Lock Ring and Bearing:
...AFTER loosening the break drum set screw, I "tapped" the end of the shaft to push it out the rear axle housing and dislodge the break drum:
...making sure I kept the woodruff key for the break drum, I slid the drum off the shaft at the other end:
...and laid everything out for cleaning:
One problem so far: if you look at this photo, you will see the bottom dowel (one of two) is completely flush in the rear axle housing:
This means that only the top dowel is keeping the two housings FIRMLY positioned causing the bolts to potentially wear. I need to see if I can pry it out so it engages the shaft housing upon assembly.
Tomorrow the saga continues!