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« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2017, 07:41:03 PM »
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That looks like the square top/shoulder type screw ?? You should be able to get a hold of it with vice grip ?? Then heat the part of shroud where screw screws into, aluminum expands much faster than steel, it usually don`t take much heat.
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« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2017, 09:10:43 PM »
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Cool. Thanks for the advice guys. Think I'll try and grind the slot a bit more and put some heat on it. I have a buddy that has an impact screwdriver set so I'll try that too. Got a couple tubes of grease in the mail, should arrive this week. When I get them I can start putting things back together. Going to clean out bogies and re grease them and cross shafts. Got everything except the cowling painted. Here she is so far...



The wiring is in pretty rough shape. Is there anywhere I can get a complete wiring harness for a 250E? Or should I buy the wire and re build it?

Will update in a couple days.
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« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2017, 03:37:37 AM »
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Goose may have a harness or build you one. He might be able to get the electrical ends and you can build it yourself.

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« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2017, 02:56:00 PM »
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Bogie tires are all in good shape. Not worn down or dry rotted. But the bearings will all need to be replaced. They're in rough shape. Sure glad I took them apart to check haha. Going to clean up the flanges and reuse them.






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« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2017, 12:24:48 AM »
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Got the flanges cleaned up to my liking. Reusing all flanges and hardware to save a little money.


Got the new bearings in and started to assemble the bogies. Nice to be putting things back together.


I'm having some difficulty getting my recoil pawl back together. Can't seem to get that little cover on correctly. Of course I didn't take any pictures of it before I took it apart... Anyone happen to have a picture of how it goes on or could maybe describe how it goes? Here is what I'm talking about.


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« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2017, 04:19:25 AM »
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Would this help?

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« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2017, 08:48:30 AM »
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Yes. Thanks.
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« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2017, 10:11:15 AM »
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Another question, that shafts the bogie bearings go on, that tube is hollow all the way through to the other bearing. Does that whole tube need to be filled with grease? How do you guys grease your bearings?
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« Reply #28 on: June 7, 2017, 05:20:51 PM »
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Quote from: AKnick on May 12, 2017, 10:11:15 AM   

Another question, that shafts the bogie bearings go on, that tube is hollow all the way through to the other bearing. Does that whole tube need to be filled with grease? How do you guys grease your bearings?


There should be some beer cap shaped plugs at both ends of the shaft that collects the grease as you squeeze it through the grease nipple.. One of mine didn't have one so I went to Canadian Tire plumbing section and found a screw on pipe end that was the same diameter as the shaft. A couple hammer hits and it seated perfectly in there.
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