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Posted by John in Mich on April 18, 2017 at 20:36:03 [URL] [DELETE] :

That about describes my most resent problem. My Ford PHD is hooked to my Jubilee. The problem started because I did not take the over run clutch (ORC) off before hooking up. I know that I don't need the ORC but was too lazy to take the time and hoped it would work. Nope.
When I tried to drill some holes, you guessed it, the front u-joint bottomed against the hollow tube that goes to the PHD gearbox and I was only about 2 feet into the ground. OK, go take off the ORC.
This ORC is the type with the cold roll pin inside between the grease fitting on one side and a threaded plug on the other (I also have a couple with 2 grease fittings, one being used as a plug)
I drove the cold roll pin out and it fell on the ground. I'll get it when I pull the ORC.
HA! The ORC would not move. I wiggled I twisted, I pushed, I used magic words. Then I said I need some persuassion. Soooo....
I used a 5/16 diameter bolt through the end of the ORC to hold a short chain on either side. I hooked a bigger chain through the small chain, wrapped it around the the PHD gearbox frame and back to itself. I then installed 2 ratchet chain binders. The first took up slack in the chain, the second applied pulling pressure.
NO movement! GRRRRRR!
Wife said dinner time. I went in and washed up. Our daughter called from DC and so we talked for a half hour then we ate dinner. It was going on 7 pm. I'm quitting for the evening and started picking up my tools. I said to myself, "self, you better pick up that cold roll pin before you forget it and lose it".
So, self picked up the pin and a bolt of lightening struck! (not really, but should have)
When the pin fell on the ground, it looked like the whole thing laying there the way it landed. It wasn't. Half of it was missing! Can you guess where it was?
The ORC finally came off with ease.
I wish daughter had called earlier. LOL


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