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Old 07-05-2017, 05:43 AM
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Default Buffalo Forge Co. 14 inch blower refurb

Hello everyone. I have decided to refurbish my Buffalo blower.

After quite a bit of time scouring the internet I was led to this forum.

I have the same problem as Jennifer in that I don't know how to get the race out of the body to replace it. The cage and the ball bearings are in a sad state and not recoverable. Has anyone had success?

I would also like some advice on things not to do when I remove the eccentrics to get the intermediate shaft out.

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Old 07-05-2017, 05:59 AM
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As far as I can tell, the blower is all original. The input shaft and gear seem to be OK. A small adjustment of the axial play adjuster (is that what it is actually called) took all the play out of it.

What is the best method to replace the ball bearings in the axial play adjusters. I assume they are only staked in the hole.

A fitter machinist I work for has already suggested boring out the hole that goes through the gear case to the fan and using a 2" long needle roller bearing to support the final drive shaft. If I was to do that, I don't really need to get the old race out.

The pinion on the final drive shaft is toast, as is the shaft so a new one will have to be made.

Are there any bits that would not like a bath in an electrolysis bath or similar to get all the crud and old grease and residual paint off?
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