Baromix power barrow

  1. vw-al

    vw-al Member

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    Been looking for one of these for a while to help with some work I’m going to be doing here at later date, managed to pick this one up cheap, it has few issues but in knew that that’s why it was cheap.
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    Problem number 1 key way worn in the engine output shaft that holds the clutch unit in place.
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    Cleaned it up, welded, ground out, filed, we will see how long it lasts

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    Problem no.2 The main issue the torque converter/centrifugal clutch/variable drive unit is completely worn it has been got at a number of times, you can tell as it’s held together with self tappers and snots of weld.The central shaft for the torque converter is badly worn and 2 bushes completely missing.

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    So removed the welds , drilled and tapped the case to get rid of the self tappers, cleaned the shaft up with the angle grinder, built the shaft up with weld and machined back to something near correct.

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    Now awaiting delivery of 3 new bushes and it can be assembled and tested.

    There is a bit of welding to do on the skip, I need to redo the fuel pipe and fit a filter, it needs an a air filter. I am going to take the top of the gearbox/diff and check in there and change the oil too. I’m sure there will be more, I will keep you updated if you’re interested.
     
  2. frank horton

    frank horton V twins are great but 4"s rule.........

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    VW-Al,
    always interested........good work.......
    well worth the trouble I'd say..........
     
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  3. angellonewolf

    angellonewolf Member

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    im watching
     
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  4. Country Joe Argoshield Dark

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    And you'd best keep watching, as it looks like he's taken one of your elbow-grease things, already!
    I'm sure it was you that first brought up elbow-grease, and how it ended up on my shopping list!**

    All the Best,
    CJ

    ** Or it could just be my broken memory!
     
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  5. tom2207 Member

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    great progress , its well on the mend now.
     
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  6. vw-al

    vw-al Member

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    Yes, first time I’ve used it after it was mentioned on here , does seem good stuff, got it from Aldi less than £2 a bottle.
     
  7. angellonewolf

    angellonewolf Member

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    i only got it recommended from a local hardware store said he got car mechanics buy them by the case for degreasing engines so say
     
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  8. jpmillermatic

    jpmillermatic Member

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    Looks like great work there!....

    I have rebuilt a centrifugal clutch on my Kawasaki Mule and it is a little bit more complicated but the same principle. (principal?) I had mostly good success with the rebuild. The bushings are very important to keeping the unit centered while spinning and keeping those tolerances close. The worn shaft fix on yours was totally necessary and a good save. otherwise......binning it would have been the only answer. I would imagine, if you can even find one, they are probably somewhat pricey.

    nice project.

    JP
     
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  9. vw-al

    vw-al Member

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    Done a bit more today, started taking it to bits while I wait for some spares

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    Prepare yourselves!, please confirm that the gearbox oil has emulsified and its not some 1970’s special gearbox cream that I’ve never heard of.

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    What is best to wash it out with, petrol, diesel, paraffin ???
     
  10. angellonewolf

    angellonewolf Member

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    water got in there ?to make it milky ?

    id go with petrol as its what ive got but there are better than me on this
     
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  11. mike os

    mike os just a little insane.....

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    Wash with anything.... yuk
     
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  12. vw-al

    vw-al Member

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    That’s better, 5l of EP80/90 on order.

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    Need to make a new gasket next
     
  13. mike os

    mike os just a little insane.....

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    Doesn't look bad in there
     
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  14. vw-al

    vw-al Member

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    Yea it’s not bad considering the state of the oil and the abuse it’s probably had over the years, it’s about 40 years old. Some of the teeth have a few marks on them and there is a bit of wear, with new oil and a bit of care it should last a few more years
     
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  15. angellonewolf

    angellonewolf Member

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    can i see a few metal bits in the bottem there in the pic ?
     
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  16. Country Joe Argoshield Dark

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    I thought there might be a bit of swarf left there in the bottom of the thing/sump/gearbox?

    But that would have been the most complex gearbox I'd ever (if I'd been doing this!) have opened - something would have to be so far beyond redemption, before anyone let me take any kind of engine apart - that I never have!

    I'd already have dozens of photos, just in case it never went back together!

    It's funny sometimes - people will see me wearing overalls and welding etc, and then assume I know what they're on about, when they start off about engine/gearbox type stuff.
    Some even still think I'm being awkward when I explain that I'd have to take a sniff of the fuel tank to even have a hope of working out whether it ran on petrol or diesel.

    Maybe it's just that I've never been let too near to an engine before - but that's possibly a good thing!

    All the Best,
    CJ
     
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  17. angellonewolf

    angellonewolf Member

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    ^^^ its best to learn at some time all of life is a lesson
     
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  18. Country Joe Argoshield Dark

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    Yeah, I just got behind on this bit - and then never caught up!

    All the Best,
    CJ
     
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  19. tom2207 Member

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    Emulsified oil isnt the end of the earth , its not ideal by a long shot ,but it still works , and its a whole lot better than no oil.
    Nice to see its all moving along though.
     
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  20. Seadog

    Seadog Forum Supporter

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    Recently I bought another Bambi compressor. When I opened it up it had three times the volume of liquid that should have been in it. I say "liquid" because it was a mixture of oil and water with an extra splash of non-emulsified water for flavour :rolleyes:

    It runs very well and appears to not to have suffered any harm from that foul concoction.
     
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