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I told you all a while ago I was given an old Areins YT10 with a Honda 14hp
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Well I finally got some time to mess with it a bit today.
It looks like 4 out of 5 days this week is rain so I maybe able to drop the rear end this week and have a go at it.
The plan is to UN-seize the rear-end and get the old Honda a thumping.
I am then going to paint it CAT Yellow with the black strip and get some Cat stickers for it.

Why do such a thing you ask? Just because I can.

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Nice I like to work on the stuff as well, I fin it satisfying to fix stuff. I see in your pic you have one of those canvas garage, how long have you had it? is it holding up? I was thinking about getting one for all of my seasonal equipment.
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Well it rained here today and I mean it rain , So I spent the day working on my Tractor Project.
I dropped the drive train today and got it a part.
I soon discovered why it had stopped working, Grease and Water do not mix very well .
I have removed the gears and marked them so I can put them back in correctly.
The grease is thick like putty and the stuff is gummed up in between the gears.
I have been scooping it out and am going to have to soak everything over several days and then pressure wash them after.
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Isnt it amazing how some gummed up grease can really play havoc with a piece of equipment! How is it running now since the cleanup?
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Isnt it amazing how some gummed up grease can really play havoc with a piece of equipment! How is it running now since the cleanup?
Still work in progress
I have everything soaking in parts cleaner right now but I am way behind here due to rain so looks like I will be working all weekend to get back on schedule.
I have a couple of question for on different topics but will have to post later.
Its late and I have a long day again tomorrow.
I will post pictures when I get ir all cleaned up.

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I am looking forwards to seeing what you do next!
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Well I got the gear box all cleaned up this afternoon.
I had it soaking in parts cleaner all week,so I took the parts out today and pressure washed them.
I then detail cleaned with a brush and sprayed them with Fluid Film and dry fitted the gears,
I spend two hours spraying (Silicone lube) and tapping each gear to get them all to spin freely.
I now need to get some Gear grease to repack the case, which should be fun as they are not designed to be re-greased. There is no grease nipples so I think I will have to refill it via the shift lever hole.
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Can you put in a grease nipple with a drill and then thread the hole?
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Can you put in a grease nipple with a drill and then thread the hole?
I not really sure if I want to mess with the cast Alum.
I am fearful of cracking it.
Been way to busy lately to do any work on it.
But I will keep you posted.
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I do wonder though if the grease has no where to escape, if it would be such a good idea to install one though.
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