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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:31 pm    Post subject: '51 8N top cover Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Looking for wisdom. I have read as much as i can, even Zane's procedure using his jig, regarding the correct setup for my top cover. Pictures
below. Lever Assembly appears to be seriously bowed in two directions. Shop manual, parts catalog and Zane's procedure all show this lever
straight. Zane's procedure even shows that it should be straightened. I am out of my comfort zone. I have a plan but I need verification that
my thinking is correct. Don't want to FUBAR this!



 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:47 pm    Post subject: Re: '51 8N top cover Reply to specific post Reply with quote



https://forums.yesterdaystractors.com/viewtopic.php?t=314560&highlight=pump

From my adventures rebuilding my '50 years ago...

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:11 pm    Post subject: Re: '51 8N top cover Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Mine was bent just about that much. My son and I used a four-foot length of pipe with a T on one end to gently straighten it. The short arms of the T go over the control rod and you apply pressure with the pipe. Move the T around so that you straighten the entire curve instead of just adding an opposite bend in one place.

Others have used other tools and techniques. This worked for me.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:45 am    Post subject: Re: '51 8N top cover Reply to specific post Reply with quote

[quote="CVPost-Btzj02"](quoted from post at 20:31:36 12/16/19) Looking for wisdom. I have read as much as i can, even Zane's procedure using his jig, regarding the correct setup for my top cover. Pictures
below. Lever Assembly appears to be seriously bowed in two directions. Shop manual, parts catalog and Zane's procedure all show this lever
straight. Zane's procedure even shows that it should be straightened. I am out of my comfort zone. I have a plan but I need verification that
my thinking is correct. Don't want to FUBAR this!
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<img src="/cvphotos/cvphoto88.jpg">[/quot] be careful that you don't break the ball at tip off of arm.


 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:58 am    Post subject: Re: '51 8N top cover Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies and pictures. I got it done!
Haven't worked with metal since small engines and machine
shop classes in school but woodworking did come in handy.



 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:09 am    Post subject: Re: '51 8N top cover Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Glad you got it fixed, but if you have to remove that cover again for some reason, you can just take the seat pan off and leave the spring on the cover.

As you can see in my picture, it can then be clamped to the corner of any bench or table and is in a good position to be worked on.

You can also clamp a section of 2X4 to the spring for easy handling. Leaving the spring on adds a little to the weight but hopefully you have someone to help you with the removal.



 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:42 am    Post subject: Re: '51 8N top cover Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Like Caryc said, glad you got fixed. I really like the jig you made to straiten it.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:18 am    Post subject: Re: '51 8N top cover Reply to specific post Reply with quote


I've got a couple of those big old hand screw clamps that I picked up at yard sales. I wish I had more of them. They really come in handy for a lot of things.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:36 am    Post subject: Re: '51 8N top cover Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You can never have too many
clamps. I see I will have to
separate the wood screw clamps
into into two groups. For wood
working and for everything
(oil soaked) else!
 
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