1997 - Volume #21, Issue #4, Page #34[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Homemade Weed Eater Line Trimmer Guide
"When the bolt and bushing on the front spindle of my riding mower wore down, causing the spindle to flop around, I decided to fix the problem myself. I removed the bolt and bushing and used a 7/64-in. dia. drill bit to enlarge the bolt hole, then tapped it out and screwed in a 5/16-in. dia. bolt. Tightening up the bolt takes the slack out of the bushing and spindle. I also set a jamb nut on the bolt to keep it in place. It's a simple but effective idea that I've since used on 1/2-ton, 1-ton, and 2-ton trucks. I think the same idea could be used on almost any vehicle. It's not a permanent solution to the problem but it'll keep a vehicle going for quite a while. I mounted a bolt on a bell crank equipped with a worn-out woodruff key. I drilled a hole on the opposite side of the key and screwed in a bolt to take the play out of the key."
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