End result this Sunday evening: success. Everything fits, no parts or screws or washers left over. I screwed up assembly about 7x’s from stupid stuff:
1.) thought the belts had to go on the inside of the arbor pulley
2.) had yoke on backwards
3.) forgot yoke “key”.
4.) had the yoke 1”shaft on but was off 180 degrees since mounting holes are off center.
I am now a professional at take the arbor out (still have yet to do an arbor run out test) and how to take the guts out rather swiftly since I did it so many times. I know every washer, roll pin, nut, bolt on this thing :)
Fired it up and it purrs. Slight vibration so do not think it would pass the nickel test (gotta find out if can correct anything or that’s just the way it is). The 3 new belts, 2×6203 bearings for the arbor, 1×6203 and 1×6205 for the motor shaft work 100%. No more squeaks or friction when I turn the blade height or blade tilting handles like before.
Oooops…belts do NOT go on the inside but rather the outside. More arbor practice!
Everything cleaned off with brushes, WD-40, some light grease here and there.
Trying to remember and figure out how the guts go back in. Drop, turn, rotate, slide forward, and seat. Oh.. maybe the other way around. Grr…
All done (mostly). This picture taken during test run.
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