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removal of belt drive

Post by rjfjr » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:16 pm

was looking for any tips for removing and replacing a franklin 2to1 belt drive i've been on there web site and it seems straight forward was wondering about thrust issues when installing thanks

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Re: removal of belt drive

Post by Olf Art » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:45 pm

The big thing is safety because that upper bearing/pulley assembly is heavy, RJ. Will you be doing this on the boat, or do you have the engine/redrive off of it? Are you just replacing the belt, or do you want to completely remove the drive?
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Re: removal of belt drive

Post by rjfjr » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:52 pm

on boat but i have help @ a tractor to wench off if needed

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Re: removal of belt drive

Post by Olf Art » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:54 pm

Can you drop the boat on the ground, or will you need to use ladders?
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Re: removal of belt drive

Post by rjfjr » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:56 pm

i have to remove the hole drive to put on new motor blew mine wednesday

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Re: removal of belt drive

Post by rjfjr » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:00 pm

i might be able to lift the hole assembly @ then work off my hoist

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Post by rjfjr » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:01 pm

i might be able to lift the hole assembly @ then work off my hoist

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Re: removal of belt drive

Post by Olf Art » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:01 pm

Sorry about your motor, man ..... I'd consider pulling the engine/redrive off together, and then removing the belt drive when you've got it all down where you can manage it better. I've done it both ways, and installing the redrive is ten times easier when you've got it about waist high.
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Post by rjfjr » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:05 pm

thanks for the advice i read one old thread that when u reinstall u have to make sure ur thrust bearing doesn't get any presure on it from the drive

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Re: removal of belt drive

Post by Olf Art » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:08 pm

When you get it off the boat, PM me and I'll walk you through the rest of it. :wink:
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Post by rjfjr » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:13 pm

thanks might be awhile u know money is tight but i'll start tearing it done this week thanks for ur help

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Re: removal of belt drive

Post by Whitebear » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:50 pm

Been a while, but as I remember everything goes easier if ya lift out the top assembly first. Its heavy but its liftable by hand and gives a lot of places to lift from top with hooks.

I do remember stacking blocks up under the engine in the boat to separate them in the boat and I was always scared of something moving or slipping.

I like Olf's idea to remove them together and separate them after. I'd still pull the top assy first before lifting them out. Its not that hard.
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Re: removal of belt drive

Post by barhopper » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:59 am

If possible remove the motor and drive together as advised earlier in this post. I've done it both ways and it's much easier out of the boat. If you can't do that at least put the boat on the ground. Make sure you have a person standing by to help you remove the top assembly. As stated before it's heavy. Much easier with help.

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Re: removal of belt drive

Post by akblackdawg » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:48 pm

I 2nd doing it off the boat, motor and drive unit slips right back on the boat if preassembled. When seperating, if you don't have a helper, use a hoist to support the drive unit when aligning it, very difficult to align the unit and secure it by yourself. That new 406 in Spokane looks might appealing to me, i'm sure they take plastic. Bud
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