108 In Need Of Rescue (infuriating grill spring story)

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Re: 108 In Need Of Rescue

Postby Steve Woods » Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:57 am

These are disc brakes and there is still lots of pad left on one side but on the other side they are right down to the rivets. I guess the brakes weren't adjusted evenly. If I use the glue that Big Bill used and glue new pads on should I remove the rivets or leave them and drill holes in the pads to slip over them?

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Re: 108 In Need Of Rescue

Postby Bob McCarty » Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:48 am

Steve, It should be easy to drill out the "rolled" side of the rivet and then punch them out. If you want to replace the rivets, you'll need to find the right size of semi-tubular rivets. The pad has to be drilled and countersunk, and then you need a rivet set to roll the rivet over.

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Re: 108 In Need Of Rescue

Postby Eugene » Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:50 am

Suggest replacing both pads at the same time.

Rivets, you are going to have to remove, along with any friction material remaining on the metal portion of the pads. I have repaired the rivet on brake linings but never the glue on type.

Sample links to firms that supplies friction material and repair brake bands.
http://allfrictions.com/home.html

http://www.customfriction.com/
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Re: 108 In Need Of Rescue

Postby 'Country' Elliott » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:01 am

Hey Steve...GOOD JOB :D You're coming right along with your Cub Cadet 108 :wink: Don't forget about running some Seafoam through your engine mixed with the gas in your gas tank. That will help your valves and valve seats, as well as stabilize the fresh gas you've put in the tank, and help get rid of the gunk in your carb. :wink: ...'Country'
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Re: 108 In Need Of Rescue

Postby Steve Woods » Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:21 pm

I've been doing some painting on the little tractor. Not having a spray rig nor able to afford an expensive auto quality paint job, this is Rustoleum spray can paint. It's their 'Painters Choice 2X' marigold and navaho white. Next I need to get at those wheels.I think the CC 108 looks a lot better than when I first brought it home plus it now has working clutch and brakes and runs real good. I'm almost more proud of "Little Cubby" here than I am of the 1950 Farmall Cub and 1945 Farmall A (well, almost).

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Re: 108 In Need Of Rescue

Postby dgrapes59 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:20 pm

Steve,

That Cadet is looking good! It’s a good feeling to bring one back to life isn’t it?

Your thread has motivated me to get back to work on my Cadet, thanks for the update and keep up the good work,
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Re: 108 In Need Of Rescue

Postby Rudi » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:30 pm

Steve:

Very nice looking 108 ... :D Looks like you are having fun to boot :wink:
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Re: 108 In Need Of Rescue (starter/generator?)

Postby Steve Woods » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:14 am

I'm hearing what I think may be noisy bearings in the starter/generator. I don't see any oil cups. Are they permanently sealed? Are they difficult to replace?

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Re: 108 In Need Of Rescue (starter/generator?)

Postby Eugene » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:28 pm

Sealed bearings. Usually not overly difficult to replace.
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Re: 108 In Need Of Rescue (starter/generator?)

Postby Steve Woods » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:37 pm

Thanks Eugene and everyone else for all the help. If I needed new bearings and brushes for the starter/generator where might be a recommended source?

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Re: 108 In Need Of Rescue (starter/generator?)

Postby Eugene » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:01 pm

Steve Woods wrote:Thanks Eugene and everyone else for all the help. If I needed new bearings and brushes for the starter/generator where might be a recommended source?
Auto parts store.
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Re: 108 In Need Of Rescue (infuriating grill spring story)

Postby Steve Woods » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:21 pm

While working on my 108 project I found that removing the front grill was so easy... and dropping one of the springs was even easier. It took me an hour and a half to find it that first time. So after installing a new wear button for the front pto yesterday the last thing I carefully attempted to do before firing her up to engage the mower deck for the first time was to try and put the front grill back on. I dropped a spring again! In the dirt and leaves. It took me and a metal detector and a magnet and my tri-focals and cataracts another hour and a half to find it again. When I did it was like finding the holy grail! I had it in my hands for all of maybe 30 seconds when I dropped it AGAIN! This time it seems be gone forever, maybe in the Twilight Zone or something. So I have the grill wired on for now and the one spring I still have is now bright cadet yellow so it will hopefully be easier to find the next time I drop it in the dirt...

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The mower deck seemes to work just fine. Now if I only had anything to mow besides brown leaves and lost springs...

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Re: 108 In Need Of Rescue (infuriating grill spring story)

Postby Rick Spivey » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:09 pm

That looks Great! Really good job on it, makes me want one now.
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Re: 108 In Need Of Rescue (infuriating grill spring story)

Postby danovercash » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:00 pm

Like Archie Champbell used to say on "Hee-Haw" when someone described their problem..... "don't do that!" Your grass and leaves are like the crack between the garage floor and the apron outside. A big black hole, where nothing comes back from. Got to get some grout in that crack.
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Re: 108 In Need Of Rescue (infuriating grill spring story)

Postby randallc » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:51 am

You did some really nice work and in a hurry. That falls in the category of, "wish I could do that":

The spring, drop -find -drop again in 30 seconds - Gremlins, nothing else just Gremlins! Maybe someday they will put it back in clear sight. Could be you walking along and all of a sudden see a spring, and wonder how you ever missed it?? Gremlins.

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