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    Version 2 of the rear ball bushing coupler

    I have decided to make the body diameter of the ball bushing couplers smaller to eliminate any issues with rag joint interference.

    Here's the first one of the smooth shaft style I made. I had already made a splined coupler version for another cub enthusiast to verify dimensions. I was also able to purchase a brand new cutter for WAY less than the $175 brand new cost off ebay to cut the ears. I made a fixture to hold the parts for tack welding together too.

    Last picture shows with the splined blank.

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    #2
    That's some fine craftsmanship right there Jeff.
    They can't all be turn key.
    Make the best of each and every day.
    Todd
    Original's Start to Finish vid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAoUNNiLwKs

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      #3
      Originally posted by zippy1 View Post
      That's some fine craftsmanship right there Jeff.
      Yes, Yes... . Jeff makes fine parts.. top notch.. I've got version one running on a 1450 with no issues..

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        #4
        Nice job Jeff. You are doing great things for our hobby to help keep these Cubs rolling.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Diesel Doc View Post
          Nice job Jeff. You are doing great things for our hobby to help keep these Cubs rolling.
          Thanks. I figure if I can keep my parts affordable, then more Cub Cadets will be repaired instead of scrapped. Not only does that give me the opportunity to make more parts but it also helps keep the prices down on the remaining Cubs too. ( supply and demand)

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            #6
            Ok... so I guess I need to see the old style next to the new one. The bushing wall is thinner?
            ~Jonathan
            Oblong, Illinois

            Just because it's old, doesn't mean it's obsolete!

            I've got a lot of Cubs in the barn....but I have more implements/attachments!

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              #7
              Originally posted by J-Mech View Post
              Ok... so I guess I need to see the old style next to the new one. The bushing wall is thinner?
              I made the main body a smaller diameter. Here's one I made that I needed to reduce the diameter by the ears so the rag joint wouldn't interfere.

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                #8
                Gotcha!
                ~Jonathan
                Oblong, Illinois

                Just because it's old, doesn't mean it's obsolete!

                I've got a lot of Cubs in the barn....but I have more implements/attachments!

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                  #9
                  Finished up the splined coupler this morning ( my wife works at the local hospital and works every other holiday)

                  Same smaller diameter body to clear the rag joint
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                    #10
                    Very nice Jeff.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Oak View Post
                      Very nice Jeff.
                      Thanks
                      I also got a new macro lense and flash for my camera.

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                        #12
                        Very nice craftsmanship right there Jeff.
                        No way those won't last the lifetime of the machine...
                        They can't all be turn key.
                        Make the best of each and every day.
                        Todd
                        Original's Start to Finish vid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAoUNNiLwKs

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                          #13
                          Looking good!

                          As a suggestion... perhaps you could machine a groove in the splines, and add a grease zerk. One quick pump during spring service would lubricate the splines and increase their life expectancy. Just a thought....
                          ~Jonathan
                          Oblong, Illinois

                          Just because it's old, doesn't mean it's obsolete!

                          I've got a lot of Cubs in the barn....but I have more implements/attachments!

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                            #14
                            Well Jon, to be blunt, using a small boring bar to make an interrupted cut isn't very high on the list of Fun Things To Do. I'd need a 3/8" bar with at least 1/8" stick out. Not fun and an invitation to disaster.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by J-Mech View Post
                              Looking good!

                              As a suggestion... perhaps you could machine a groove in the splines, and add a grease zerk. One quick pump during spring service would lubricate the splines and increase their life expectancy. Just a thought....

                              They can't all be turn key.
                              Make the best of each and every day.
                              Todd
                              Original's Start to Finish vid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAoUNNiLwKs

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