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Gravely1964
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So kicking off this project that the parts have been laying around for atleast 4 years.

Step one fish out trans and motor
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Step 2 put that in the shop
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Frame, front axle, extra parts, rims and tires
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Got the cylinder hydro lines, valve, battery plate, and rack gear put back in
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Shifters installed and hydro lift lever
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Front axle in, tie rods on
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Slide trans and motor over
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Connecting the 2 halfs
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Put on other hub, cleaned uo some more wheel lug bolts, put matching tuff tires on the rims
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Got 2 front tires on, full blown roller now
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Out pic room onto the next one now
 

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Gravely1964
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Gonna try thumbnails on this batch

Ok found out this dash was from this frame, broken chunk from dash was still bolted to frame lol
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Carb was a mess from me putting gas in it in 2016 to hear it run. Cleaned carb got it running checked trans function. No real pics just vids of that
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So this motor and frame were not together originally, turning the 8162-t into the 8163-T time
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Supposedly the pto was shot on this...... maybe half shot. Im gonna run what I brung and see. Have one to go in it if need be
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Ah the bits go there
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These bits, had to make a keyway for the gear as both were missing from my setups. Maybe never had maybe lost over 4 years who knows.
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A trick I did was, put gear on shaft and inside snap ring, then put it into the case, while holding in on shaft gentle tapping bearings in with spacers in the right order. Haveing a spare spacer to do that helped greatly. Outside installed
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Inside installed, guess I never took a pic of the pump installed, but hydro lift worked. No leaks yet, knock on wood
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So electrical, while running no charge the battery, ac voltage good, dc to regulator good. Regulator bad. Replaced, wired up head lights, starter solenoid, even safety switchs outa other frames work. I do like to have the forward and reverse and pto one. Keeps you from running your foot over if left in gear and cranking it over
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Hey head lights even worked
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Out of pic room again, post 3 please
 

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Gravely1964
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So steering wheels, wellllllllllll I have 2 of this style. Both broke in different ways. Jb weld is setting up tonight. And will let you know how that goes
Wheel one
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Wheel 2. Also side note work bench cluttered like my mind doing 1000 things at once.
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So only had 2 frame to trans bolts, heres my idea. See how it works out long term.
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Sat the hood on with gas tank and fuel lines in.
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Battery in it is too big. Sat seat pan on and found out this is an 800 frame with and 8000 seat pan. Since I had to drill one mounting hole. And put nuts on back side of frame. Could have put an white 800 pan on, but building first year 8000 life. First time I've seen it together, needs a bath, steering wheel, shiftier plate, and lower spherical bearing for steering shaft. Otherwise ready to rock and roll.
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Bolted hood and seat pan down, and could resit trying it out
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Send help for my work bench from swinging wrenches the last few days on this
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Not 100% done yet, but alot guys like my builds of rags to riches still. She might not be pretty, she'll work builds
 

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+1! I love things like this. Nice going Steve!

Now that it's spring, I'm looking at my own stash of parts . . . .
 

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Gravely1964
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+1! I love things like this. Nice going Steve!

Now that it's spring, I'm looking at my own stash of parts . . . .
Know that feeling all to well
 

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Gravely1964
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So the spherical bearing............ I have been searching up and down for about 2 hours online. No luck other than Jacks. And they want $66 for one. So from jacks .498x 1.312x .523 or .525 I got measuring. Lay mens terms 1/2 id 1/5/16th od and just a smidge thinker than half inch, no super critical there im thinking. Open to ideas there.
Is a used one on ebay for something like $31 plus tax shipping ect.
Im gonna see what I can get them thur work for this afternoon, and try local bearing place as well. Any leads post them here fellas
Humm missing center, one off of 82 8163-B, Its not a whole lot better just still have the center piece yet
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Gravely1964
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Is that actually a self-aligning bearing? Would something like 1201 Self Aligning Bearing 12x32x10 do?
Self aligning technically bearing I believe. Size must be odd. As I can find alot, but none with all the right dimensions. Metric version from what I figured goes to a 12.70 x 33.33 or close. So 13 by 33 would work maybe. Trying to avoid the money spent or trial and error bit . so would a 12x32 work unsure
 

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It's hard to find imperial-dimension bearings for a lot of applications. It's never been quite clear to me why the bearing industry got established as mostly metric, but it's been that way for ages. Even my 1928 Model A Ford has metric bearings in several places.
 

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That bearing must be gold plated, $46 something plus tax from gravely is cost on it. UGH this whole project while I haven't spent much money has been like this the whole way. Not simple
 

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I think a bearing from a pillow block should work. They are spherical.
At my last job we bought bearings like the one your talking about by the 1,000’s. They went on the axles for an Argo. 1.000” diameter and spherical outer diameter.
I’ll look and see what I can find. Shouldn’t cost you more than $10.00 I would think.
 

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Ok while im still working on cheaper bit heres the originals. What I thought was heim 158. Turned out to be LS8. The way the case was worn right at numbers. Still steep price!
 

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Sorry, I thought you were looking for the OD to be spherical. Best price I saw on the one you need was around $45.00 from Motion.
 

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It's pretty neat that you had a complete tractor's worth of parts around. It was like you picked up a Gravely kit.:) Nice build. I also installed the gear on the shaft before installing it into the transmission when I converted the 814 to hydraulic lift. No dropped gears, keys, or clips to worry about.
 

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Update on bearing. While I was out yesterday stopped at local bearing place for its and giggles. While im not saying there giving them away. Was able to order them for $36 a piece. Catch 22 is I had to get 3 of them. For anybody keeping track $114.38 with tax. But honestly needed 2 for sure anyhow. Still ahead $9 with no shipping ahead more technically on each.

As a public service announcement, make sure your greasing them guys. There not a stock bearing. Actually there more like bushing and are only made by heim period. There is nothing that crosses. It took a bearing place 20 minutes to track a place down that had them. And won't have them till mid next week. Truthfully if I would of had the center, i'd of ran it with the play. Eye opening only not off the shelf bearing I ran across thus far
 

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Nice build Steve! Your moving quick. Can't wait to read about the start up.

RB in RI
Was about 5 days from start to time of posting. Not full days either. Oh it runs if I had fuel line i'd be out driveing around, and see if the pto is ok or not
 

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It's pretty neat that you had a complete tractor's worth of parts around. It was like you picked up a Gravely kit.:) Nice build. I also installed the gear on the shaft before installing it into the transmission when I converted the 814 to hydraulic lift. No dropped gears, keys, or clips to worry about.
Figured I'd get the parts cleaned up abit around here. Thanks, Dave and I've learned from the best on those lol
 
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