About a year ago I bought a 1977 IH 184 loboy in terrible running condition. Over the year I have started replacing all the basic tune-up components starting with plugs and wires up to a new carb and rebuilding the govenor 100%. I now have a great running,blue smoke puffing,C-60 motor. Now that winter will be here in Michigan before much longer, I've decided to go with a complete tear down and rebuild on the motor and frame, replacing all of the worn components as needed.
After removing all of the body panels around the IPTO shaft, I found that the rear bearing had been wobbling on the shaft for quite a while. What secret is there to removing the shaft from the electric clutch. So far I have unbolted the front bearing retainer and collar. There appears to be a hex head bolt at the front of the electric clutch. Does this bolt act as a retainer that threads into the front of the IPTO shaft? Once I get the shaft out, I'm hoping I can save it as the bearing wobble has done some wear damage but is repairable.