Wizard WH6 (Mark 6 clone) rusted driveshaft

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Jim_L
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Wizard WH6 (Mark 6 clone) rusted driveshaft

Postby Jim_L » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:13 pm

I'm trying to get at the impeller on my 1957-WH6 (Mark 6 - Neutral clutch clone) but can't get the drive shaft housing loose. I've remove the slotted special screw at the front top of the housing, the stress bolt and nut on the side and loosened the shift cable. The book says the housing should now slide off - not on this motor! I've tried to coax it with a dead blow hammer, turned it upside down and shot a liberal amount of PB Blaster into the housing - enough to see it run out at the power head with the motor upside down waited a few days, more Blaster, more blows, etc. I suspect the drive shaft is frozen to the crank shaft but can't see how to apply any other force to get it loose. Help!

ddwilson
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Re: Wizard WH6 (Mark 6 clone) rusted driveshaft

Postby ddwilson » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:32 pm

If you can get it apart a little start working door shims in and turning the crank back and forth eventually it will drop lose.
Doug
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Jim_L
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Re: Wizard WH6 (Mark 6 clone) rusted driveshaft

Postby Jim_L » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:47 pm

Doug, Thanks for the hint. I was able to break loose the rusted drive shaft connection by gradually increasing evenly spaced shim pressure between the upper and lower drive shaft housings. Jim


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