Now that the 816 trans swap is done, I had time to get back to the snow-cannon gear project.I figured out that my arbor wasn't holding alignment. The stress of cutting the teeth was causing it to rotate ever so slightly. Time for a new arbor. This time I'll put index flats on the shaft which goes in the indexing head. And weld the shaft into the business end.
That is some nice work. Jealous of the tools, but moreso the know-how. I could buy the tools. Wouldn't do me any good though.Now that the 816 trans swap is done, I had time to get back to the snow-cannon gear project.
My new arbor worked great. I cut teeth into another gear blank, and this time it matched up perfectly. When I got around to the first cut, "nothing but net"
Made up a spacer to fill the gap between the gear and the right-side gearbox cover. I figured aluminum would be fine for that.
Welded, turned, and cut new splines in the worm shaft. That took a couple of tries getting the cutter depth right, so that the coupler would go on there, but I ended up in a pretty decent position.
I partially reassembled the auger gearbox. it's snug getting that gear in there, but that's probably a good thing. Once I got it all lined up, it all turned smoothly.
Next steps: Finish buttoning up the gearbox. Put the blower back together. Stick it on one of the walkers to see if it all spins nicely. No snow around right now, but it should be good to go for next year.
The 816 did an incredible job,
Circa 1970 super convertible. With an astonishingly ugly paint jobThis walk behind is for sale near me for $500. What do you all think?
Two speed axle. There's a third shift lever below the right bar, which shifts the axle from hi to lo. Lo is half the speed of hi. Super helpful when going through rough stuff.Thanks. The seller is going to look for a tag with the model on it.
What’s the swiftomatic axle?