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Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by kcisland, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. 40Wanted

    40Wanted SILVER Star

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    Nice start! I could’ve missed it, but if it hasn’t been said, the windshield hinge screws are not a normal Phillips bit, they are a JIS spec screw head. A JIS bit will get a better/deeper grab & help keep from stripping the heads.

    Mine were stuck solid but after a coulple days soaking with PB Blaster, some heat from a map gas torch and a JIS bit (got off Amazon) in an impact drill, they all came right out without breaking or stripping.
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    Another trick I found that worked well was to bump the bolt tighter first, then back it out, just one more trick to help loosen the rust bond.

    Good luck and have fun!
     
  2. kcisland

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    Yep, bringing this home from work tonight, along with a torch for the PTO drive-line. Yours looks fancier...

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    Nice! Hey, if it gets the job done doesn’t matter how it looks!
    I didn’t have access to one locally, so had to go the new purchase route.
     
  4. kcisland

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    So I have a puzzle for all the experts out there with hawk eyes.

    I noticed my PTO handle was off center from the stock location on the transmission cover (about 1" to the left), as well as the cover being hacked. Didn't think much about it until I got the cover off. The case is missing both bottom nuts and it looks like the wrong gasket was used during an attempt to seal leaks.

    So how can I tell if I have the original/right transmission or if the PO did some hack job? The PTO handle doesn't look like it can move over to the right anymore to line up with the cover slot, do I have the wrong tranny? Or maybe a wrong cover?

    What should I check for when I tear into it?

    The more I dig, the more hacks I find.

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  5. kcisland

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    Ha, there is a joke in there somewhere...Can anyone tell me where to find my two missing nuts?
     
  6. White Stripe

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    I've never messed with pto drives personally, but looking at that pic looks like it moves only forward and back to either engage or disengage. The lower bolts without nuts don't need nuts. Those bolts are installed with the inspection cover removed underneath and then the bolts are installed. The lower Trans ears are threaded.
     
  7. kcisland

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    Oh from the inside...doh. Makes sense!

    Thanks White Stripe.
     
  8. kcisland

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    So been reading/searching for a couple weeks straight learning as much as I can. So grateful for this resource since this is my first resto mod .

    I would like confirmation on what I think I've learned concerning a power steering conversion on my rig:

    Adding power steering means eliminating the 3 on the tree…

    Three in the floor requires three mods – gear shifter with new cover, mechanical lever in place of my front drive vacuum, and a floor transfer case lever in place of the one under my dash..is this correct?

    If so then my dilemma is PS vs keeping the unique nostalgia of 3 on the tree.
     
  9. RAYJON

    RAYJON Get a bigger hammer..

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    you can do power steering and keep the 3 on the tree.... might take a different collum but it can be done....
     
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    I'd be interested in seeing how that is done .
     
  11. RAYJON

    RAYJON Get a bigger hammer..

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    gm steering collum with 3 on the tree and a saginaw conversion....